Trend: Polo Tops

A polo top is a knitted top with a very specific style of knitted collar and placket. The placket typically has two or three buttons, and an optional pocket. It’s inspired by golf wear, equestrian wear, and tennis wear. The most famous polo shirts are by Lacoste, complete with crocodile emblem and starched piqué fabric.

Reflecting on Dad

I was a Mummy’s girl, and my older brother was a Dad’s boy. This is how it was for as long as I can remember. I wanted to …

The Best Sunscreens of 2019

It seems possible to find fault with almost every sunscreen. Harmful chemicals, skin irritations, allergies, unpleasant textures, …

Top Picks: Nordstrom Designer Sale

Nordstrom marked down many designer items yesterday, and the sale will run until June 20. I’ve browsed the sale and …

Link Love: Weekender Bags for Summer 2019

From canvas totes to hybrid type weekenders with secret roller wheels, Refinery29 rounds up 14 travel bags for a weekend away. Girls of …

Moving Your Wardrobe to a New Home

I’ve lived in four countries and in many homes, and learned through trial and error how to best move my wardrobe. International …

Fashion News Roundup: May 2019

H&M newest designer collaboration, a Loft rental service, a new fashion documentary, and more news from the fashion trenches in …

Use a Magic Eraser to Clean White Soles

I have many pairs of white shoes and I wear them frequently. They’re workhorses, and I want them to look polished and new. I …

My Top Thirteen Style Tips

Thirteen years and thousands of blog posts later, there’s a lot of content about fashion and style on YLF. If I had to narrow it …

Team Bra or Team Jiggle

I’m seeing more and more women, across a range of ages and breast sizes, sport the bra-less look. Depending on the breast shape, …

Shopping For the Future

I like to sport new wardrobe items as soon as possible. I’m quite happy wearing a new purchase right out the store if it matches …

Link Love: Sustainable Shopping Tips

Flat footwear aficionado Hannah Rochell of En Brogue put together a comprehensive guide to buying sustainable and ethical footwear. She …

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Top Picks: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

The Nordstrom end-of-season sale for Spring & Summer 2019 is here, and there are lots of good Memorial Day discounts. I browsed the …

Choosing Your Sunscreen

365 days a year, come rain, shine, snow, ice, wind or storm, I wear sunscreen on my face and neck. This is in addition to the tinted …

Your Accessory Style

In the rag trade we talk about three large categories of wardrobe items: clothing, footwear and accessories. Accessories are items like …

Choose Classics When the Trends Don’t Work

V-necklines are prolific this season. They are all over tops, knitwear, dresses and jumpsuits. It’s high time fashion made a …

My Mum’s and My Sartorial Preferences

Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, my Mum unexpectedly died of liver cancer. She was 59 and I was 29. She was gone in twelve weeks, …

Link Love: The Met Gala 2019

The theme for this year’s Met Gala, which took place this Monday, was camp. W Magazine delves deeper into the meaning of the …

Team Store or Team Online

You bat for Team Store if you prefer to shop in brick-and-mortar stores for your wardrobe and style needs. You bat for Team Online if …