The fashion and beauty entrepreneur, Doe Deere, has often broken many of the laws that are common in her industry. This should not come as a surprise to her fans, as Deere likes to promote the idea of using fashion for freedom and self-expression rather than meeting industry standards. Here are her favorite rules she likes to break.
1. Don’t mix bold eye makeup with bold lipstick. Deere says that she breaks this rule almost on a daily basis. When it comes to makeup, her favorite look is Red Velvet lip mixed with Blue Milk eyeliner.
2. Don’t have too many colors. Deere has her own advice when dealing with color, saying that color coordination is needed when using multiple shades. This goes for hair and makeup as well as clothing.
3. Don’t mix a lot of patterns together. Similarly to the second rule, the fashion industry warns people that mixing too many patterns could lead to a visual mess. Deere disagrees, but insists that she will keep patterns within a complimentary scheme.
4. Don’t wear socks with high heels. Deere admits to being a sock addict. She owns over 100 pairs of socks. Socks are one of her favorite pieces of clothing to have fun with, and no outfit feels complete without a pair.
5. If you have unnaturally dyed hair, you should only wear black or neutral colors. Fashion rules seem to be very intent on people not showing off too much color or personality, something that Deere fights against.
6. Dress your age. On the topic of age and fashion, Deere says, “True style knows no age!” Her fashion idol is fashion designer Betsey Johnson, a 73-year-old who wears tutus and bright colors.
7. Only dress up on special occasions. “I believe that clothes are made to be enjoyed, so I rarely save outfits for a ‘special day,” says Deere.
Doe Deere’s unique style seems to resonate with many people. She has been called one of the top female entrepreneurs by Self-Made magazine. Her colorful style is reflected in her brand. Deere is the co-founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics, a brand full of colorful and cruelty-free products.