— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

The Rules Are: There Are No Rules!!!

Early on in my styling career meaning three year-old me and a trunk full of Barbies (my first clients) I always remember choosing ensembles for them based on what I perceived to be the “fashion rules”.  As I later developed my own sense of style and my own interpretation of trends I realized that sometimes the rules are: There are no rules!!!  Axioms like, you can’t wear white after Labor Day or your shoes and bag have to match (actually I think that one was my mom’s) were waiting to be challenged.  I remember the first time I rocked a white knit sweater in January and how liberating it felt.  Well if you love to break all the rules (as in “all” I mean the fashion one’s) like me than you are going to love this head-to-toe print trend seen all over the 2013 spring/summer runways.  Catwalks exploded in vibrant and attention grabbing tribal, geometric, digitalized, mirrored, neon and tropical prints. Dolce & Gabbana, Rabecca Minkoff and Mary Katrantzou were just a few of the designers who fueled the print madness making these over-the-top prints this season’s must haves!!!  Check out the pics below for some of my favorites!

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