#1 I try to avoid buying multiples. I figure there's only so much room in my closet (and my wallet). I tried the Flounced Ponte Pencil Skirt in black a few weeks ago and loved it so much that when it went on sale, I ended up buying it in both black and red. I have no regrets.
#2 I also try to avoid wearing one brand from head to toe. I just feel like it might be a bit boring or predictable to do this. The Dotlace Pullover is so versatile though that it seemed like a natural choice for this skirt.
#3 I have a thing against red matched with black. Actually, I think that red is a tricky colour to match without looking like a holiday. White makes me think of Valentine's Day or Canada Day, green is too Christmassy, blue reminds me of Independence Day... you get the picture. I tried to break up the red and black palette with grey shoes here.
|Sweater: Anthropologie, Dotlace Pullover|
Skirt: Anthropologie, Flounced Ponte Pencil Skirt
Shoes: Nine West
Do you have any style rules? Do you ever break them?