Weekly Roundup: Punchy Spring Neutrals

Two positive things are happening in retail at the moment. First, Madewell, Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Anne Taylor Loft are at last offering extended size ranges in their merchandise assortments. Second, we’re finally seeing below-the-knee dress and skirt lengths that aren’t ankle length maxis.

Link Love: Olympic Figure Skating Costumes

Designer Vera Wang, who used to be a figure skater herself, reflects on more than 20 years of designing Olympic figure skating …

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A Guide to Clothing Alterations for Perfect Fit

I highly recommend having clothing altered to create perfect fit. A successful alteration makes the garment look proportional, balanced …

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Slow Style Beats Fast Fashion

Many of today’s approaches to building a wardrobe pander to our craving for speedy results and a fast fix. With the …

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Wardrobe Essentials, 2018

It’s time for my annual post on wardrobe essentials. A quick reminder: wardrobe essentials are indispensable staples without …

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Link Love: How to Wear Brooches in 2018

Last year I had planned to start wearing brooches, but it never happened because I didn’t find any that I absolutely loved. Now …

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Spring and Summer Shopping Reminders

It is cold, rainy, grey, icy, or snowy in most of the northern hemisphere, with many more months of the same weather to follow. Spring …

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Fashion News Roundup: January 2018

A green initiative from J.Crew, a new creative director for Céline, more size-inclusive clothing at Target, and other news from …

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Five Adjectives to Describe Your Ideal Style

Once you’ve created a style moniker, the next step is to come up with five adjectives that describe the style you aspire to. They …

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Your Style Moniker

Many of my clients and some of my friends enjoy selecting a personal style moniker. This is a short and punchy phrase that captures …

The Role of Jeans in Your Wardrobe

Jeans are amazing. They are practical, robust, hardy, and do not require frequent laundering. You don’t need to feel precious or …

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Link Love: Updating Your Workout Capsule

We’ve been chatting about workout wear and fitness capsules on the YLF forum, with lots of great suggestions for exercise wear …

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Style Goals for 2018

It’s not essential to create a list of style goals, but they can serve as a helpful frame of reference as you review your closet, …

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My Top 25 Style Tips

I’ve been in the fashion world for more than half of my life. I’ve learned so much and it makes me very happy to share …

Fit Challenges are Universal

Over the last 26 years I’ve dressed friends, family members, clients, fit models and ramp models across a wide range of …

Link Love: Style Predictions for 2018

As is the case every first week of January, fashion outlets are publishing posts on what to expect from the world of style in the …

Metallics and Your Style

The neutral metallics that you choose through jewellery, watches, hardware, footwear, handbags, clothing, make-up and nail polish …

Seven Stylish Resolutions

Although you can make resolutions at any time, here are seven that I like to remind myself of at the beginning of every year. …

Happy 2018!

January is one of my favourite months because it’s the start of a brand new year. A time to reflect, get rid of cobwebs, …