Doe Deere is a beauty entrepreneur who has made a name for herself with her colorful line of cosmetics, Lime Crime, and a bold feeling for fashion that makes her a truly one of a kind voice in the beauty world. Part of the appeal of the Lime Crime line is the outrageous way the line uses color. This is beauty that is bold and uncompromising, just like Deere herself.
In her own life and her own style of dress, Deere loves to play with the rules dictated by the old school fashion world. Here are a few of the rules she loves to break.
1. Don’t Combine Patterns.
In Deere’s world, patterns are made to be put together in unorthodox ways, as long as there is some kind of overall link in the patterns, like a consistent shape (plaid or diamonds) or a color (shades of blue) that links them all together. Mixing patterns can actually be a fun way to step up a look that’s gotten stodgey.
2. Don’t Wear Bold Colors with Unnaturally Tinted Hair.
Deere is a woman who’s been known to wear unusual colors like blue, purple or hot pink in her hair tints. For her, wearing neutrals to play up bold hair color can work sometimes, but it isn’t a hard and fast rule. Why not wear hot pink clothes to go with purple hair? In her view, if it works, wear it.
3. Don’t Wear Socks With Sandals.
This old-fashioned rule came from somewhere, but Deere loves to play with this rule too. She wears fuzzy plaid socks with open toed sandals to play off the look of a flared skirt and sandals, all the while keeping those colors coordinated. This can be a fun play on a school girl look that’s actually a bit sexy.
4. Don’t Wear Bold Eye and Lip Makeup Together.
This rule came from somewhere from someone who didn’t like women playing up more than just their lips or eyes. In Deere’s view, people can actually focus on both features if they are made up beautifully, so why not just do it?
Yes, fashion rules are meant to be broken, beautifully. Just ask Doe Deere, fashion’s most engaging rule breaker.
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