Weekly Roundup: Items to Start Fall

Fall collections are hitting stores fast, and I like what I see. Here’s a roundup of items that caught my eye last week as I browsed with clients. Lots of traditional Autumn hues and far less grey. Some items come in several colours, so do check them out.

The Expiry Date of a Highly Elusive Wardrobe Item

HEWIs, highly.....lusive wardrobe items, are items on our shopping list that that take ages to find. Sometimes the specific …

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Link Love: The Tall Boot Trend

One of the F/W 2017 trends I’m super excited about is the return of knee-high boots. I’ve been browsing Angie’s …

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Solutions for Foot Issues

Many of my clients are picky about their footwear in order to ensure foot comfort. Their ages range from 30 to 80 and their foot issues …

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Five Missed Retail Opportunities

I was a retail buyer for many years, and understand that retailers can’t please everyone. Their “open to buy”, or …

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Team Summer or Team Autumn

We’re about to say goodbye to Summer and head into Autumn so we’re taking a poll on Labor Day. Do you prefer dressing for …

Fashion News Roundup: August 2017

A shade of purple in honour of Prince, Target’s new maternity clothing line, jeans from Everlane, and other style stories that …

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Link Love: Clothing Maintenance

Banoffi and I both thought that this New York Times article on How to Take Care of Your Clothes had some good tips. I’m strangely …

Sticking to a Wardrobe Budget

I highly recommend setting a wardrobe budget so that you can track and control the amount of money you spend on this area of your …

Repeating Outfits

There is nothing wrong with outfit repetition. It simplifies your life and increases the cost-per-wear of wardrobe items. It …

Five Laundry Tips

I enjoy taking care of laundry because it’s satisfying to keep clothing looking pristine and new for a long time. I believe that …

What to Wear on a Long Flight

I help my clients put together their travel capsules, which means deciding exactly what they pack for a vacation or business trip. What …

Link Love: The New Bags in Town

If you are looking for a weekender bag that is both functional and fun, then have a peek at this round-up. Versatile good-quality …

My Sunburn Story

As a pale-skinned Nordic teen in the ’80s, I envied the girls at school who were tanned because that was perceived as attractive. …

My Eight Favourite Skincare Tips

I believe in taking care of your skin at every age. My late Mum was vigilant about skin protection and skin nourishment, and …

Link Love: The Importance of Store Design

AnOther Magazine shows us five of fashion’s most remarkable store interiors. Meet Clarisse Demory, the creative director who is …

Appreciating Footwear That Goes the Distance

Today is Appreciate Your Extra Comfortable Shoes Day on YLF.  My low-volume feet need cushioning footbeds, very soft leather, a …

Invisible Belts for Trousers and Jeans

If the waistband on a pair of trousers or jeans is slightly too large, they will slip down. An alteration can prevent this, …