I don't take such rules seriously but I do understand that they have some truth behind them and many rules certainly make sense. However, it is still not for everyone belonging to that category and you may be exceptional, meaning that sometimes you rather look better when you break the rules.
I have always been told that with my complexion I look dull if I wear purple, but it's rather the opposite I look really good in purple. But I religiously follow the rules applied for using accessories, it makes a world of difference to me.
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I keep My Fashion old and classic. I always wear simple plain black t shirts with simple jeans.
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Some of the "rules" work for me, so they are worth knowing I guess, but I like to break the rules too. Luckily I can dress very creatively for work. Some people need to fall into a dress-code so they have to know how to follow some of the rules. And some people are just more comfortable being kind of unremarkable looking.
I have this very frumpy, conservative dressing friend who looks somewhere between a Duggar girl and an Amish woman in modesty. She's just become a lawyer, and we are all trying to get her to dress the part, because it's a field where people are very image conscious. She just can't handle it. I tell her, a simple pair of gold earrings. A couple simple necklaces, better make-up, tailored suits, a fashionable haircut... but she'll have none of it. It sucks. But I think she's seriously hurting her career.