Sweatpants have always been seen as an article of clothing that is only appropriate for the days you spend in the comfort of your own home. But if the last few years have taught us anything, it's that the athleisure trend isn't going anywhere. In other words, sweatpants can absolutely make a stylish outfit. LA-based stylist Kimmy Erin Kertes told Insider, "Comfort and style can be combined in a modern way."
You shouldn't wear leather in the spring or summer.
Leather is a heavier material than, say, cotton, and so many believe it should be avoided during the warmer months. Fashion stylist and costume designer Tiffany Hasbourne said, "If this was the truth, then why do they make leather shorts, leather bustiers, and cropped leather jackets? Especially in a time where New York and even LA are experiencing chilly nights, why not throw on your favorite biker jacket over a dress or leather shorts with a cute jean jacket to add a bit of edge to your look?"
Don't feel that you have to wear materials based on the season if you feel comfortable in them.
You can't mix silver and gold jewelry.
Mixing metals is often frowned upon, but two stylists agreed that it's a myth that needs to die. Hasbourne said, "This is one of my favorite myths to defy. I wear silver and gold together all the time."
"Mix all the metals! Rose, yellow, and white gold are a great place to start," Kertes said.
If you're short, you can't wear maxi dresses.
Short women are often told that they can't pull off maxi dresses because they will look even shorter in them. This is definitely not true, and in fact, maxi dresses can sometimes elongate the body. Celebrity fashion stylist Kimmie Smith said, "When you ensure that things fit properly, your wardrobe options are infinite."
How many times have you heard someone say they can't wear something because it's "too young" for them? The myth that clothes come with an age range is a silly one.
"Dress your personality. If you want to look like a conservative 45-year-old housewife, by all means, go to Talbots, J.Jill, and Dillard's," Kertes said. "But don't let society's weird rule-making tell you that you can't be 45 and hot and stylish and setting trends. Know yourself and then dress yourself." Basically, wear what makes you feel good instead of wearing what you think you should have on.
One of the oldest fashion myths that everyone knows is that you can't wear socks with sandals. Says who? Hasbourne, who is a costume designer for HBO's series "Ballers," said, "On season four of 'Ballers' we put this myth to bed when Ricky Jerret and his girlfriend and child's mother Amber look at very expensive houses in Gucci's $1400 stoned logo GG socks with platform Gucci heels. It's the new trend, and fashion is constantly evolving past these old myths." Definitely feel free to liven your sandals up with some fun socks (they don't need to be that expensive!).
This old myth has no place in today's world. Kertes said, "This one is so limiting and sad. Contrast is sometimes the key to making a look pop, on the red carpet or off. Coordinate or clash, and try not to match. "