I came across an article about the 3rd piece rule and I loved it!
Nordstrom, Madewell, Banana Republic and a few other retail shops have this rule for their employees so they always look on trend. They have to wear an outfit comprised of at least 3 pieces, not including their shoes. Pants and a top count as 1 and 2 (the base of the outfit). Then they have to add a 3rd piece (you can even add a 4th and 5th piece) to create interest/style to their look. This can be a hat, vest, scarf, kimono (current fave), cardigan, sassy jacket or a statement necklace. Adding this extra piece gives a bit of interest to an otherwise ordinary look, making you look more put together. Using this rule will force you to get a little creative with your look and make you feel that much more bomb.
Looking back on it, whenever I have unknowingly followed this rule, I have always felt I looked my best.
Here’s a few examples I found on Pinterest:
What do you think of this rule? Will you start incorporating it when you put together your daily look? Any other rules you ride and die by? Fill me in!