Fuck Fashion Rules

There are certain things a person with incredibly short legs should just not wear. This ASOS Minimal Jumpsuit is probably one of them, but like culottes and Birkenstocks, I've always been one with a penchant for "ugly" items. Anything of a minimal aesthetic and relaxed fit magnetises to me like nothing else, and I knew this piece would be perfect for light layering in the transitional period. In future I'm going to pop a simple white off the shoulder underneath, but for now, I coupled it with a lightweight tee from Zara and my trusty original Stans. Also a pair of white ribbed socks, because, you know, I wanted to erase the existence of my ankle completely.

If I was reading a magazine or some hodge podge online guide, I'm sure a fashion how-to on how to make the most of my figure would tell me to dress the exact opposite of how I have here (or normally do, in fact). 'Wear a belt to distinguish your waist', 'always tuck your t-shirt in', 'never wear a wide leg' - a number of the fashion "rules" I've come across for petite girls, in the endless pursuit of appearing that little less stumpy. Thing is, I don't want to be boxed in in terms of what I can, or cannot wear.

I have always worn weird shit. When I was a tween I was a verifiable emo kid, so you best believe I back-combed the crap out of my hair and wore polka dots, bandanas and fluorescent sunglasses until people stopped commenting that I didn't look the same (I had my "chav" stage too, don't worry). I mean, what even is "flattering"? When I take a few minutes to think about it, "flattering" is just a codeword for "impressive to other people". If I'm basing the way I dress around making other people happy, then I'm dressing as someone else, not myself.

I'm a strong believer of 'if you like it, wear it'. It's extremely rare that I will ask someone else's opinion before I pop something into my online basket, and if I do, it's normally just to say 'should I get black, white, or both?' If somebody asks me if I like something that they want to buy, I will always say yes. The reason? That person already likes the item, they're just worried it's too "out there" for them, or that it won't "suit them" (unless I believe it is a truly horrific purchase, then the sass in me comes out).

Basically, fuck fashion rules. If you like it, wear it (and on that note, shop this post below!)

Tee - Zara (similar)
Jumpsuit - ASOS
Stans - ASOS
Socks - ASOS
Necklace - Daisy Jewellery


  1. YES to this post, fashion should have no rules, if you like it then wear it indeed and you look bloody amazing by the way!x


  2. Love the jumpsuit ! So chic !


  3. YES Chloe! You look fab, another post that I've loved reading x


  4. Even though this goes against 'fashion rules' I adore the way you look in this! I mean I didn't realise fashion had rules, but I definitely agree with your message behind this post! Definitely fuck fashion rules! Preach it, girl!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  5. Love the message! You look great :)

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

  6. I like the bag and love the pep talk xo!

  7. Yesss totally agree with this! Plus you look amazing in that jumpsuit! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  8. You look so cute in that jumpsuit, I think it looks fab on you! I also totally agree with what you're saying as well, I don't see why we should be limited to certain types of clothes dependent on our body shape just because that is some peoples perspective of what looks good - just wear what you feel good in!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  9. I totally agree with this! I LOVE this outfit on you Chloe, you're such a babe! <3

  10. YES. I'm so glad you think like this. I hate fashion "rules," and I get so angry when I see posts about them. You should wear what your want, period. That jumpsuit looks so cute on you as well. Perfect post!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  11. The sass is TOO real! Gorgeous as ever Chloe!

    Claudia xx

  12. Big yes to this! Haha I am forever wearing this a short ass like me should probably avoid but it's like hey, if I like it, damn it I'm gonna wear it and rock it! Id rather exude confidence in something I feel comfortable in than look awkward trying to conform to what people expect me to wear! x


  13. Gorgeous, as per usual.


  14. ....and fuck looking both ways before you cross the street! Lotsa love, haha x

  15. wow good option to wear in summer
    ask me


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