If you’re a regular reader of style blogs, you'll already know there are plenty of people out there who reckon they can tell you what you can and can’t wear. Sometimes these rules are useful (however laid back your work, no-one wants to see your Teletubbies onesie come Monday morning), but often they’re just begging to be broken.

For instance, always twinning a suit with sensible shoes sounds like a no-brainer. Yet if Matt Smith can mix Converse and tailoring, why can’t you?

With this in mind, below you’ll find our guide to breaking the rules with flair. And remember the Kanye West lesson: dialling up the attitude and not caring what anyone else thinks is the magic ingredient that can make any outfit work (except maybe that onesie…).