Stepping out with a mismatched purse and shoes was once a no-no, but not anymore. Open-toed shoes are only for summer! Not so, I say. As long as the shoe in question doesn't have a super summery sole, feel free to add a pair of tights to take your favorite peep-toes or sandals into the next season.
Glitz and shine do not belong outside before sundown! People of my dear grandmother's generation like to think that flashy garb during the day is a total fashion no-no. I disagree! When done tastefully, a little sparkle can spruce up the safest grey sweater, and a sequin cardigan can be the perfect complement to a plain tee and trousers.
Not always. When done wrong, I'll admit, the result is the always-hilarious Texas Tuxedo. A hot new trend though is the worn denim shirt, which actually looks lovely paired with a darker or lighter wash of jeans.
Never mix gold and silver jewelry! No way, man. I'd upload a pica of my right hand ring stack right now if my nails weren't so unman cured. This rule is silly; pile it on tastefully. A well-edited collection of rings or bangles in different metals is actually a very cool and sophisticated look.
Always match your purse to your shoes! In the same vein as the above rule, this is totally outdated. In the past, being prim (a highly sought-after trait in a woman) was achieved by doing things like this, or like, always having coordinating nails and toes. Stir the pot by choosing shoes and a handbag in the same style but different colors/textures.