Keeping Items That Don’t Fit

When I help my clients edit their wardrobes, there are items that do not fit the current size and shape of their bodies. Items are ill-fitting for various reasons. For example, the size is right but the silhouette is a mismatch for the body type of the wearer. Or the size of the item is too big or small.

Link Love: Clothing Care Tips

Refinery29 tests whether ‘washable silk’ can really withstand the laundry machine. The Guardian shares tips for how to keep …

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Learning From a Shopping Mistake

I’ve made many shopping mistakes in the past, but I learn from them and make fewer over time. When I do make one, it’s …

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Editing My Knitwear Capsule

One of my style goals this year is to re-evaluate my tired capsule of knitwear and replace items as needed. This used to be a …

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Create a List Of Your Brands

I mentioned in my style goals for 2022 that I’m prioritizing clothing, footwear, and accessory brands that generally work well …

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Two-Way Zippers: Yay or Nay

A two-way zipper can be opened from both the top and the bottom of the zip. They are sometimes called double or dual zippers. A two-way …

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Style Goals for 2022

Style goals can be general or specific, seasonal or annual, abstract or quantified, and simple or complicated. Remember that they can …

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Link Love: Sustainable Denim Brands for 2022

Traditional denim production has a heavy environmental footprint, requiring large amounts of chemicals, energy and water. However, more …

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Reminder: You Look Fab!

Two years into the global pandemic, and most aspects of so-called normal life have been affected in big or small ways. 2020 was …

Fabulous Unplanned Wardrobe Purchases

Whether it’s rigid, loose, or intuitive, wardrobe planning helps you to fill holes, prevent duplications, and evolve …

Fashion News Roundup: December 2021

The top trending fashion searches on Google in 2021, Pantone’s colour of the year 2022, and more news from the fashion world last …

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Happy New Year

Time flies by far too fast, and it seems faster each year. As I said back in July, I’m making an effort to be more present for …

Reflecting on My Style in 2021

During a very sad year, my style was therapeutic, relaxing, and gave me joy. I was happy with my style and had great luck in my …

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Link Love: Holiday Medley 2021

It’s tradition to ring out the Link Love year with a collection of style-related stories that didn’t quite fit into the …

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Link Love: The Hair Edition

The Guardian’s Sali Hughes is impressed with Shrine, a new eco hair dye. If you’re interested in all things hair, the …

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Matching Socks and Sweaters

It can be fun to match socks with your sweater. I’ve noticed people in the Netherlands do this quite frequently because they …

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Be Discerning About Fabric and Function

I recently ordered the three skirts in the collection below, but returned them because of fabric and function problems. Judging …

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Fab Finds: Boots, Beanies, Sweaters, Dresses

Retail stocks are better than I expected them to be, and some of these items are on sale. If you’re shopping for yourself or …

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