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The Worst Style Advice I Ever Received

If you’re like most people, you care about how you look. And in order to achieve your style goals, you might ask friends for advice or reach out for professional assistance. These people mean well, but that doesn’t mean they’re always right. At the end of the day, it’s more important for you to wear items that make you look and feel good.

The Cheat Sheet chatted with some experts to learn more about which fashion advice should be avoided. Here is the worst style advice they ever received or heard.

1. Don’t wear black and brown together

woman wearing black and brown

woman wearing black and brown Black and brown can go together if you do it right. | iStock.com/Rohappy

I have always been told that I shouldn’t wear black and brown in the same outfit. For many years, I followed this fashion rule without ever questioning it, but this rule creates a lot of limitations. Sometimes I’d find beautiful pieces that would work well together were it not for the conflicting colors. When I finally started experimenting, I found some fun and striking ways to combine black and brown. It’s a rule that might make sense but shouldn’t be regarded as gospel.

I also think it’s important to have a good tailor. I’m petite, so almost everything I wear needs some kind of adjustment. It’s a good idea to invest in gorgeous, classic pieces and have them tailored to fit perfectly. It’s better than abandoning a dress or pair of pants because they don’t look quite right.

Kylen Moran, personal stylist, lifestyle columnist, and fashion and beauty blogger