Puffy Sleeves, Four Years In

Puffy-sleeved items are gathered at the crown to create a small or large voluminous pouf. They have been a mainstream trend for a while, in blouses, tees, knitted tops, shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, knitwear, and jackets. Some versions have shoulder pads to accentuate the volume.

Wearing Greyed Colours

Greyed colours, or what we used to call “dirty colours” back in the ‘90s when I was a retail buyer, are colours that …

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Fab Finds at the Black Friday Sales

Here are items that have been winners on clients this season, that have great reviews, or caught my eye because they have fab …

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Team Red or Team Purple

You are on Team Red if you prefer red to purple, and vice versa. Red includes everything from tomato red, fire engine, and …

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Link Love: Fragrance Facts

I enjoyed reading about the perfumes actors wear to get into character. How fragrance’s famous rose fields in the French town of …

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Fab Find: Ring Size Adjuster

You might find this little gadget useful if your fingers change size in the colder months. Or if your fingers are narrower than they …

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Trend: Maxi Coats

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Link Love: Onscreen Fashion

I enjoyed this article about how costumer Jenny Beavan told the story of “Mrs Harris Goes to Paris” via (Dior) clothes. As …

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Weekly Roundup: Pants, Tops and Toppers

These items have been winners on my clients and some of our forum members. Noticeably, the high comfort factor and good fit of …

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Trend: Loafers

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Dressy Sandals with Hosiery: Yay or Nay

As the party season approaches I’ll be talking more about casual, smart casual, and dressy holiday attire. To kick things off, …

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Dark Blondes and Taupe Footwear

This year I started to sport my natural hair colour, which is a dark honey blonde. No signs of grey yet. For the first time that I …

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Fashion News Roundup: October 2022

A new Karl Lagerfeld biopic, a law aiming to protect fashion workers from exploitation, and more style news that caught our attention …

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Link Love: Collecting Vintage Fashion

Refinery29 asks experts what it takes to become an archival fashion collector. They also list nine trends that are currently popular …

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On-Trend Outfit Simplicity

Here are three outfits from Boden with on-trend silhouettes that are easy to pull together for Team Cardigan. I particularly like the …

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The Emotions of Letting Go

There are many reasons to pass on wardrobe items. They can wear out, stretch out, shrink, discolour, develop holes and tears, become …

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Team Crossbody or Team Backpack

Today we’re choosing between two hands-free handbag options. You are on Team Crossbody if you prefer wearing those to backpacks, …

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Fab Find: Kiehl’s Gentle Facial Exfoliant

I’ve been looking for a very gentle facial scrub that I can use to exfoliate once or twice a week, because it makes my skin …

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Link Love: Reselling Clothes in 2022

The Guardian brings us tips on how to resell clothes successfully and responsibly. “How to get the best value from reselling …

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Defining Wardrobe Holes

Wardrobe holes are items that you need, but that are currently missing from your wardrobe. You keep reaching for them to complete …

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Fab Find: Large Handheld Mirror

I’ve been growing out my pixie, and currently have much more hair on my head than I’ve had in years. I’ve gone from a …

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Team Switch or Team No Switch

As we transition into another season, some of my clients and friends are switching out their wardrobes. That means they pack away what …

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Trend: Corduroy