Outfit Formula: Skirts and Stompy Boots

If you enjoy wearing rugged flat chunky boots, combat boots, or classic riding boots with skirts — as some of us did back in the ’90s — these looks are for you. The boots can be any height, with zipper or laces, and have lugged soles. They can be any colour and pattern, but solid black stompy boots are the most popular.

Your Personal Figure-Flattering Priorities

Style is art, not science. Opinions about it are subjective. What makes an outfit flattering is in the eye of the beholder. Also, there …

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Link Love: Meaningful Jewellery & Tattoos

I found this article, in which four women share the meaning of their inherited jewellery, heart-warming “As a jewelry designer, I …

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Defining Neutrals for Your Personal Style

I talk about neutrals and non-neutrals all the time, and take it for granted that you know what I mean. But neutrals mean different …

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Fab Finds: Sneakers, Trousers and Tops

I am appreciating the large assortment of neutrals, non-neutrals, and patterns this season. You are going to find what you want if …

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Link Love: News from the Hairdressing Industry

Allure takes a look at the most promising advancements in the field of hair loss treatments. Women’s haircuts usually cost more …

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Purchasing Items for the Future

Generally, I don’t buy items to fulfill a future need, but found myself doing just that last month. I love my pair of long Wit …

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The Most Important Component

There is lots to consider before a wardrobe item earns a place in your wardrobe and style. Is it the right colour, …

Inconsistent Fits Across Colourways and Time

I sometimes purchase the same item in multiple colours, because if an item works well, I milk it. There is something about the …

Fashion News Roundup: August 2021

A new Pinterest feature, Target’s designer collaborations for Fall 2021, and more news from the style trenches in August. Old …

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Sheath, Shift and Shirt Dresses Defined

We see these Modern Classic dress silhouettes every season. Although the silhouettes are very different from one another, I frequently …

Laundering Puffer Jackets and Coats

I recently washed a number of our puffer jackets. Some of them are thin and lightweight — like the Thermaballs from The …

Link Love: The Footwear Sustainability Factor

Shoes are constructed from lots of different materials, which makes recycling footwear quite complicated. Over at En Brogue, Hannah …

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Full, Ankle, and Cropped Lengths Defined

Pants and jeans come in many lengths, and there is a lot of confusion about the definitions of full-length, ankle, and …

Organized Emotional Shopping

Wardrobe purchases that address your needs will eliminate the feeling of having a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. So …

Pull Looks Together by Creating Complements

I’ve posted about complements several times on YLF, and it bears repeating because a functional wardrobe has items that relate to …

Spotlight: Cover Story

Cover Story offers a curated collection of wardrobe items for US sizes 10 to 26. Twenty brands have made the curated cut, and the list …

Black Or White Neutrals

Ten years ago, it was a landslide victory with almost everyone batting for Team Black Neutrals. I’m taking the poll again to see …

Two Recent Style Inspirations

Today I want to share two recent style inspirations. One is quite general, and the other is very specific. I spent a lot of time in the …

How to Clean White Sneakers

Most of my sneakers are white or blush. They get a LOT of wear because I walk almost everywhere — rain or shine — and they …

Link Love: A YLF Members Special

This collection from Pyer Moss blew nuancedream away. “Inventions” is inspired by the untold story of Black people and the …

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The Fantastic Forgettable Outfit

There are many ways you can rate an outfit. Is it appropriate, interesting and current? It is comfortable and practical? Is …

Dressing a Short Waist

You are short-waisted when the distance between your shoulders and waistline is shorter than average. There are two ways to determine …

How to Build Your Wardrobe’s Colour Palette

There is no one correct way to build your wardrobe colour palette. Unless you’re in the very unusual situation of starting a …

Fashion News Roundup: July 2021

A fashion rental service from an unexpected source, Ulta Beauty shop-in-shops coming to Target, and other fashion news that caught our …

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