December 26, 2017
By Noelani Piters
THE FASHION RULES WE’RE BREAKING IN 2018
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but more often than not, New Year’s resolutions are about as flimsy as a fake Chanel Boy bag. Gym memberships go unused, diets are abandoned and vows to stay away from alcohol usually fall apart once the weekend rolls around. But we’re not judging! We know the struggle to better yourself and start fresh is real.
When it comes to new beginnings, we think it best to stick to the ever-changing world of fashion that keeps everything running here at The RealReal. There’s always something new going on in the style sphere, but we’re well aware that a set of guidelines for being “well-dressed” whispers in our ears when we’re getting ready each morning. And while you may think it’s sacrilege not to match your shoes to your handbag, fashion is all about self-expression and making any look your own.
With 2018 right around the corner, we asked around the office… what fashion rules (self-imposed or otherwise) are you going to drop in the New Year? Read on to find out how we plan to break the mold.
“I used to think clutches were exclusively for going out in the evening. In 2018 I plan to start carrying them in the daytime with more casual pieces like boyfriend jeans and my classic Vans. It’s a fun way to make them more transitional from day to night (just add lipstick!). I’m currently obsessed with the Cult Gaia bag I just got from the site. The architectural design adds just the right amount of magic and intrigue to an otherwise basic look.” –Bailee Harrison, Pricing Coordinator
“The only fashion rule I have recently considered breaking is… ‘never wear tights with sandals.’ Everyone from Céline to Altuzarra had me thinking twice after the Spring ‘17 shows, so I can’t wait to experiment with tights or socks and sandals come 2018.” –Sasha Skoda, Women’s Category Director
“In the New Year, I’m going to break away from minimalism and rock more jewelry, colors and heels. I often forget to accessorize, but I love how feminine I feel when adding a beautiful necklace or a pair of earrings to the mix. And who doesn’t feel great when wearing an amazing pair of heels? For 2018, I’d love to add a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps to my collection, or some gold Gucci sandals!” –Taylor Mopress, Marketing Intern