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Six Style Rules To Live By

Written by Coco Boutique-Dublin


Posted on December 14 2022

Finding your own personal style can be a bit of a challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the “rules of fashion” — colours, cuts, and fabrics can all be distracting elements when trying to define your look. But cultivating your own aesthetic isn’t really about the fine details; it’s about the broad strokes, the timeless pieces of a wardrobe that make it outstanding and long-lasting. Anyone can follow a trend, but it takes effort to stay stylish regardless of fads. We’ve put together this guide of must-follow fashion rules to help you achieve a fabulous outward expression of your inner self. Read on to gather the best style tips and tricks around. And remember — “fashion fades, but style is eternal.”


Rule #1: Confidence is Key!

The first and arguably the most important element of successful personal style is confidence. Regardless of the piece of clothing, if you’ve got the right attitude you can pull off almost anything. Try stepping out of your comfort zone with our Dancing Leopard Jagger Wrap Dress — the different patterns and flattering cut is the perfect way to feel self-assured and look fabulous. The Dove Dress is also great for a first foray into dressing for confidence, and it has pockets — bonus!

If patterns aren’t your thing, then the Jonah Mini Shirt Dress is for you. The jet-black shade and timeless cut will have you feeling bold and beautiful in no time. We know that it can be nerve-wracking to step out of the house wearing something a little different than usual, but our advice is to fake it til you make it!




Rule #2: Accessorise Wisely

Accessories are like icing on the style cake — wear none and an outfit is plain, wear too many and the look is overwhelmed. On the advice of Coco Chanel, look in the mirror before you leave the house and remove one accessory; less is always more when it comes to adornments. You don’t want to look like a Christmas tree! Our Cynthia Skinny Crystal Bangle is just the right touch of sparkle for every outfit and can elevate even the most basic pieces as well as the most decadent outfits.

The power of a chic belt, pair of shoes, purse, or item of jewellery is not to be underestimated — a strong accessories wardrobe can change the impact of any basic outfit. Try pairing our Starburst Austrian Crystal Pearl Earrings with any look to elevate and accentuate your personal style. The drama of the pearls and crystals are perfect for boosting a shirt and pair of jeans, or setting off a chic night-out dress. Our Crystal Key Necklace is also a gorgeous addition to any outfit, creating glamour and shine that’s sure to lift up any outfit.


Rule #3: Accentuate Your Positives

Nobody knows your body better than you do — you understand your own curves, lines, plains and valleys with an eye that can’t be matched. Sometimes, trendy pieces and designs are created with a specific type of body style in mind, meaning they don’t look good on everyone. That’s why it’s important to trust your own fashion sense, and know what cuts, colours and hemlines work best on you. Armed with that kind of knowledge, a girl could take over the world!

If you’re looking for a flattering, cover-all style, our Serena Sweater in Cream is perfect for you. The cut is designed to hang comfortably, covering the bum while remaining chic thanks to its lace detailing and pattern. Our Bree French Stripe Sweater is another winner for every shape — the horizontal-stripe pattern is timeless and it can be paired with skirts, leather pants, jeans, or even thrown on over a dress.



Rule #4: Define Your Style

So by now you should have a pretty good grasp of what you like and don’t like — what cuts you feel good in, what colours bring up your skin tone best, and so forth. Now it’s time for the fun bit! Making a fabulous fashion statement that best represents your inner self.

You can easily build and rebuild a wardrobe around a handful of key pieces. Say you’re fond of standing out from a crowd but still hold comfort in high regard — our Angel Luxury Super-Soft Teddy Coat in Mocha is a must-have for your closet. The uber-velvety material and chic cut are a perfect combo for staying stylish and cosy. If you know you can rock a bright flash of colour, then maybe try the Noah Multicolour Bolt Sweater, a gorgeous neutral grey jumper adorned with vivid embroidered lightning bolts — perfect for turning a head or two! Top with a leather jacket to give your whole look an edge.



Rule #5: Balance is Beautiful

Learning how to balance an outfit is a clever way to make any set of clothes look good together. Striking the right poise between tones, styles and shapes is essential for creating looks that will outlast any trend or popular fashion.

For instance; pairing our Mimi Anglaise Sweater with a boxy skirt or pair of wide-leg trousers will create a balance within the shapes that makes the outfit look even and perfectly composed on any frame. Our Sanza Lace Cami is also perfect for pairing with skinny jeans or tight-legged black trousers, creating a silhouette that is timeless and elegant.


Rule #6: Fashion Fades — Style is Eternal

Last and most importantly is this surprisingly basic style rule. It can be tempting to empty out your wardrobe and start from scratch just about every season — as the fashion world hops from trend to trend, it’s difficult to resist the urge to indulge yourself in the latest prints, pants and everything in between. But trends are just that — fleeting stars that burn out by the time the next season rolls around. It’s better to invest in pieces that are always going to be chic, regardless of the trend.

Putting faith into luxe, versatile pieces is the best way to get the most out of your wardrobe. With a pair of our beloved Leather Sliders in Perfect Nude or Classic Black, you can cement so many of your outfits as classics with ease. Jeans and a shirt, dresses, skirts and cardigans will all take on a chic edge once paired with these lush, comfy, handmade sliders. Our Kim Leather Quilted Bag in black with gold-chain detailing is reminiscent of classic Chanel bags and can dress up any item currently in your possession.

Now you’ve been blessed with the best fashion tips we have to offer, you’re ready to take on your new role of style icon — trés chic! Take a look at our blog on patterns and prints to get a more in-depth low-down on how to stand out from the crowd with an amazing outfit, or have a read on how to style our timeless lace cami top for more tips on styling statement pieces.