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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: Untucked shirts look sloppy

We’ve always been told to tuck in our shirts because it’s: a) the proper thing to do; or b) slimming. Contrary to popular belief, neither of these are true. Leaving your shirt untucked actually can elongate your waist. As for being proper? Live on the edge a little! Clockwise from top left: No.21 plaid silk-organza shirt ($380), at matchesfashion.com. Forever 21 rhinestone arm cuff set ($6.90), at forever21.com. One Teaspoon London Freebird jeans ($145 USD), at oneteaspoon.com. Aldo Lareani sandals ($60), at aldoshoes.com. READ MORE: 30 dresses that are perfect for a heat wave

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: Shimmer is only for the evening

Shimmer all day long with exciting glitters, sequins and embellishments worthy of the sun. Who cares what the haters say? Shine on, friends! Clockwise from top left: Ashish Hello Buoys embellished cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt ($1,395 USD), at net-a-porter.com. Express Super cat eye sunglasses ($29.90), at express.com. Missoni flared crochet knit skirt ($1,075), at stylebop.com. Jeffery Campbell Gaby embellished flat ($246.27), at revolveclothing.com. READ MORE: All the celebrity break ups so far

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: Neutrals are too safe

Who said colour should have all the fun? Make your neutrals eye-catching like Kim K's with abstract prints, hints of metallic and risqué cutouts. Clockwise from top left: Brunello Cucinelli sequin embellished cashmere sweater ($3284.90), at harrods.com. Michael Michael Kors 'Jet Set Travel' phone crossbody bag ($227.14), at farfetch.com. River Island pink print mini skirt ($60 USD), at riverisland.com. Dolce and Gabbana cutout crisscross-straps Keira sandals ($995 USD), at barneys.com. READ MORE: 15 cool iPhone cases you can take everywhere this summer

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: Sweats should never be worn out of the house

We've got big new, ladies: Wearing your sweats in public is now a thing thanks to the athleisure trend. Take advantage of this fashion pass while it lasts with dynamic joggers like this snazzy pair from Zara (pictured to the left). Clockwise from top left: Topshop '90s knitted bibbed crop top ($44.47), at topshop.com. Superga 2750 Cotu Classic sneakers ($70), at stevemadden.ca. Zara plush trousers ($19.90), at zara.com. Valentino multicolour butterfly camouflage large nylon flat pouch ($475), at ssense.com. READ MORE: Is the espadrille the new Birkenstock?

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: Playful prints are for the kids

Indulge your inner child all summer long with fun, grown-up graphic prints. Show some personality, have a laugh and look great all at once.  Clockwise from top left: Zara printed T-shirt ($25.90), at zara.com. H&M girlfriend jeans ($39.99), at hm.com. Soludos Original Dali espadrille ($62.22), at revolveclothing.com. Saint Laurent classic medium monogram satchel ($1,990 USD), at saintlaurent.com. READ MORE: 23 ways to celebrate the return of chokers

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: You have to spend a lot to look luxe

Turn heads this season with celebrity-worthy fashion finds for less. Contrary to popular belief, looking good doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make your budget work with smart buys versatile enough to wear all summer long. Clockwise from left: Abercrombie and Fitch off the shoulder peasant maxi dress ($44), at abercrombie.ca. Go Jane wide brim wool hat ($26 USD), at gojane.com. Aldo Sapporo bag ($45), at aldoshoes.com. Forever 21 faux suede pointed pumps ($33.90), at forever21.com. READ MORE: Here's how to make lingerie part of your daytime look

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Consider these fashion myths officially busted

Style myths debunked: Leggings can't be pants

Yes. Leggings can be pants. SOMETIMES! Just make sure you’re layering with long tops and elevating them with stylish accessories. Our favourite way to twist this myth? Leather! Clockwise from top left: Babaton Hamish blouse ($120), at aritzia.com. Chloé plum scalloped ballerina flats ($510), at ssense.com. T by Alexander Wang leather leggings ($478), at theoutnet.com. Valentino Garavani 'Glam Lock' shoulder bag ($3,014.52), at farfetch.com. READ MORE: 50+ summer jewellery pieces for every price point

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