Doe Deere, founder and creator of Lime Crime makeup as well as self appointed Unicorn Queen, recently gave her opinion on the rules of fashion and why it’s ok to break them. Famous for her bright and bold color choices, Deere loves to play with unique color palettes and shades not only with her clothes, but with her hair and makeup.
Deere presents her patrons with cruelty free cosmetics that offer whimsical and bold choices. Weather it’s fantasy shades or glittery combinations, Lime Crime covers all the bases and caters to those wanting to not just look great but have fun. While Deere offers a different view on makeup and what it should do, she still has her own rules that she thinks should be followed. For instance, typical beauty rules say only one bold thing at a time, if you have bold eyes, have a muted lip, but Deere disagrees. She loves to wear what she wants, and if her whole face is done in bold colors and it makes her happy, then she says it works! This ties to another popular beauty rule, not mixing too many colors. Deere likes colors and she loves making fun combinations. Her advice is to wear lots of colors, just pick colors that compliment each other.
Traditional fashion rules say not to mix too many patters, but Deere marches to the beat of her own drum and loves to mix things and shake her wardrobe up. Deere things print-on-print looks are fun and happy, her rule is simply to keep within the same color scheme or complimentary colors.
Another rule she loves to break is wearing socks with open toed shoes. It may sound odd, but pairing bring, colorful and fun socks with fun and fresh open toed shoes brings about a whole new way to flaunt your style.
Deere loves to go against the popular rule that you can only wear neutrals and blacks if you have unnaturally colored hair. With her fun hair that is often in wild and whimsical shades, Deere challenges this rule on a daily basis. Her love of color goes from head to toe, but she does try to wear colors that compliment her hair color.
The final rule she loves to break is dressing your age. She feels like this takes the fun out of fashion. Everyone should wear what makes them happy and what they like. If you are young and want to wear granny loafers, go for it, and likewise, if you are 45 and want to rock a glittery mini skirt, make yourself happy!
Deere’s overall message resonates with all her advice, wear what makes you happy. This is how she runs her business and the best advice she could give anyone.