How to Prevent Shoes from Rubbing

We try our best to purchase footwear that is comfortable from the get-go. But sometimes even comfortable footwear can rub, especially in hot weather, or after we haven’t worn them for a long time.

Checking in: Word and Colour for 2021

Back in January, for the third year in a row, I chose a word and colour for the year. I like the simplicity of a single word to keep …

Team Pattern or Team Solid

There has been a large variety of pattern in retail over the last few years. From bold and bright, to quiet and subtle, and everything …

Checking In: Style Goals for 2021

We are halfway through the year and fifteen months into the global pandemic. I can barely believe how time has flown by. In the US, …

Link Love: The Micro-Core Phenomenon

By now, you’ve probably heard of ‘normcore‘ and ‘cottagecore‘, but Refinery29 reports that “the …

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Colours that Look Fab, But You Don’t Wear

I have a colour-rich wardrobe full of my favourite colours. I wear the colours I love because they make me happy. Colour is an …

The Pros and Cons of Three-Quarter Sleeves

Three-quarter sleeves stop roughly midway between the elbow and wrist. They are longer than elbow sleeves, but not quite …

Team Lipstick or Team No Lipstick

If you’re in the US, we hope you’re having a safe, lovely, and peaceful Memorial Day. We’re relaxing at the Cox …

Fashion News Roundup: May 2021

Semi-permanent tattoos, a new footwear exhibition, the surprising shoe of this Summer, and more fashion news that caught our attention …

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Link Love: Sunscreen Products in 2021

AnOther rounds up 10 of the best SPFs for your face. The Guardian’s Sali Hughes explains why suncare serums are all the rage. …

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Scrunching, Tucking, Popping and Cuffing

I enjoy the visual effect when I create some structure in my fluid and fluidly tailored outfits. It makes my outfits look neater, …

The Power of Alterations

I’ve written about clothing alterations many times on YLF, and it bears repeating. When an item that you adore is a …

Link Love: The Mending Mentality

From the art of visual mending to how to stitch old things to new life, I liked this blog post about the fact that much thought is now …

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Team Teal or Team Blue

Teal is a dark and deep shade of blue-green, and much like the colour of a spectacular ocean. Some teals are more rich and green than …

Practicing Self-Acceptance

I’m generally a happy, satisfied, confident and positive person, but I also have sad, vulnerable moments, and times when …