Once upon a time, before Chictopia ever existed, I posted an outfit consisting of a navy top with black jeans on some fashion community. Now, I’m the person least likely to be a bitch on the internet (in fact, I doubt I’ve ever even picked on anyone online) but a certain mantra came up in those comments that made me lose my cool.
You can’t wear navy blue and black together.
WHAT, are you serious?! I’m not even joking when I say that I went off on this person. Others joined in, either agreeing with him or standing by me, but I held true to what I believed in. These so-called “fashion rules” are ridiculous! I feel that anyone should be able to wear whatever he or she wants without being told that there is a need to adhere to made up standards.
Let’s see, so the main argument against navy blue and black being worn together is that the colors look too similar, right? Well, believe whatever you want to believe and practice it in your own outfits but don’t pass it off as a fact! If you say that, you might as well should say that wearing more than one black article of clothing is unacceptable because I highly doubt those shades of black will match 100%. What’s wrong with wanting to mix these two colors?
Look, I don’t have a problem with personal preferences. If someone doesn’t like what I wear, then I understand what he or she is feeling since I don’t exactly dig every trend that is out there. However, it is crucial to realize that there is an immense difference between expressing a personal opinion and passing something off as fact.
Oh no, is the Fashion Police going to come get me? Really? Ohhh, I’m so scared! (refer to first picture, hahaha)
Again, if you choose to believe in established fashion rules, then that’s your opinion. It just isn’t necessary to use that as a way to win an argument about what’s right when there isn’t even an actual argument to begin with. There’s no need to restrict yourself!!
Anyone interested in another Q&A session? I’ve been in a really talkative mood lately since I got over my illness so I’d like to make a video post! Although I’m not sure how many people would appreciate hearing my squeaky drawl/valley girl accent. And my spazzy way of talking, ahahaha. Perhaps you guys will finally found out about why I always look so lame when I pose?