Horizontal stripes? No problem!

There are a lot of antiquated fashion rules that don’t apply so much anymore. Does anybody stop wearing white after Labor Day? And it’s perfectly fine to wear pink with red, although you may look like a Valentine’s Day card if you’re too heavy-handed with that one. Plus, black and brown, and other neutrals, can be paired without anyone batting an eye.
Of course, we’ve all heard that horizontal stripes make you look wider. I think this can be the case in some situations, but I was ready to put this rule away as well. Mostly because there are a lot of nautical clothes out now, which are all about stripes, and plenty of cute skirts that all feature horizontal lines.
They may make me look wider, but I’m ready to embrace them, I think.
So, I bought this skirt recently at Target, and I really enjoyed wearing it. It’s nice for the summer, and, so far, I haven’t seen any skewed stripes as I’ve been walking.
Are there fashion taboos out there that you refuse to follow?

Pop Culture Hijabi is a weekly column by Nadia Malik. Malik is a former newspaper reporter based in Chicago who’s now making her way as a freelancer. She spends entirely too much time watching TV and reading pop culture, fashion and TV blogs. She also occasionally consumes serious books and news. No, really. You can reach her at info@hijabtrendz.com with “pop culture hijabi” in the subject line, follow her at www.twitter.com/nadiamalik or simply leave a comment below.