Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, 

and add what is uniquely your own.  

1.  No matter what anyone else says, wear what you love, what you think looks best on you.

2.  Good style isn't about money.  

3.  Develop your own personal style; be your own brand.

4.  Most rules are meant to be broken.

5.  If you're going to splurge, make it on that timeless, magical "something".