When I'm working I always try to remember there are no rules. It helps when having to deal with whatever is thrown at you and in styling this is extremely useful. It means even if you've created a mood board with a director to deliver on a commercial you know it isn't set in stone.
So when the director says jump, you can say I'll give it a try - I never say how high!
I think this is a good idea when it comes to shopping for clothes or reappraising your wardrobe. It doesn't mean you can't decide what you like but it does stop you from limiting your options. When it comes to fashion trends, again there are no rules. you don't have to like it or go for a complete look and it also means you can change your mind. You can embrace something you thought wasn't a good look. It allows you to change tack over a previous dismissal - you won't catch me in harem pants/80s shoulders/cage skirt etc - oh you just did!
Last winter over tea and cakes Wee Birdy and I discussed dinner guest and she selected Anna Piaggi whom I was a bit dismissive off at the time. In fairness I had read The Beautiful Fall the summer before and was in team YSL mode. Yet the other day I caught a photo of her amongst the same old fashion crowd and I was filled with admiration.