Everyone has their own rules when it comes to getting dressed, but it doesn’t help to find out what the experts follow. Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne have been on a tear the past couple seasons with their Public School brand, which includes a CFDA win, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about style. The duo caught up with Details magazine to break down a few of their guidelines and it’s pretty simple to follow, which is always good.

“Know your body and understand fit. Not everything looks good on everyone,” said the designers. It’s easy to hop on the next trend, but while you might love something, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear it. Rules are made to be broken, but if that new Damir Doma street goth-style tank is calling your name, don’t force it if it’s not for you. Try out another style-risk that fits.

Other tips and guidelines on the list are, “Pack light and always wear your best socks on the flight,” and “Black is the new black.” Visit the Details website to check out the what else you can learn from these two vets in the game.

[via Details]