Outfit formula: Soft Wide Summer Pants

Here’s an easy breezy Summer pants look to wear in high heat. It’s for those who don’t like to wear skirts and dresses, and feel too exposed in shorts. The most important component of the formula is a pair of soft, roomy, wide and floppy palazzo pants, which can be patterned or solid, and in any colour palette.

Factors Impacting Your Style

This is an update on an important post I wrote six years ago. It gets to the heart of why style is so personal. Our needs are …

How to Tie a Square Knot

Fifteen years ago I shared how I tie a square knot (or reef knot.) It bears repeating because it’s a simple and effective styling …

Fashion News Roundup: March 2021

Sustainable UGGs, a new Netflix series, fungi-derived leather, and more fashion news that made headlines in March. Adidas is planning …

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Link Love: Fragrance for Spring

Allure reports that, “inspired by the calming Japanese cultural practice of ‘forest bathing,’ a handful of new …

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Fab Finds: Simple Additions

These items are easy additions to the wardrobe, and most of them won’t break the bank. Some will make effective and attractive …

No-Chafe Slip Shorts for Skirts and Dresses

Breezy dress and skirt season is fast approaching in the Northern hemisphere. Here’s a recap on the types of knickers you can …

Link Love: Sustainability in the Beauty Product Industry

I’ve been reading the Allure series on how the world of beauty products can become more sustainable and ethical. Here are a few …

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Team Bookend or Team Don’t Bookend

This poll is about whether or not you like to closely or exactly match your footwear with your hair colour in outfits. This style …

Self-Care Saturday

I have morning and evening grooming routines that are fast and efficient, and don’t change much over time. But I also carve out …

My Style Mistakes

At 50, I have a fully functional and fab-for-me wardrobe that is a good reflection of my sartorial preferences, beliefs, values and …

Spring and Summer 2021: Footwear

This is the final installment of trends week on YLF. After discussing directional trends, colours and patterns, themes and silhouettes, …

Link Love: Celebrating Women-Owned Brands

Because March is Women’s History Month, and in honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March — a global day …

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Spring and Summer 2021: Jeans

We’ve discussed directional trends, colour and pattern, and theme and silhouette. Next up is jeans, where we’re absolutely …

Spring and Summer 2021: Theme and Silhouette

It’s trend talk on YLF. Earlier this week I reported on the all important directional trends, and gave a colour and pattern …

Spring and Summer 2021: Colour and Pattern

After yesterday’s post on the directional trends that are changing the world of fashion and style in important ways, it’s …

Spring and Summer 2021: Directional Trends

Welcome to trends week. This is the first of five posts discussing the next six months of trendy fashion. Breaking things up …