When it comes to true style, there are no rules. Just think about it – the great fashion icons and many of the most stylish people in the world are the rule-breakers.

Then again, there are some “rules of thumb” – some broadly accurate guidelines that we can go by when we’re feeling lost – that help keep us on track, especially when we’re not feeling sartorially adventurous.

Over the years, style rules have come and gone because old-fashioned style “wisdom” just doesn’t hold up. For example, what’s with this “don’t wear navy with black” thing? Have you ever seen a guy rock a dapper navy and black suit? It looks fantastic!

And don’t even get us started on when you “can’t” wear white.

To top it off, we all have different body types and even those change over time. Any rule that makes you feel bad about yourself is one to skip. Life’s too short.

Nevertheless, we’ve gathered 75 tips to help keep you looking your best – whether you’re a man or a woman – if you need a place to start.