Style Beyond Blue Jeans

It’s a style goal of mine to wear skirts, dresses, casual pants, and dressy pants more frequently, and blue jeans less frequently. I find the goal easy to achieve in mild, warm and hot weather because I wear dresses, skirts and cropped white jeans most of the time, and throw utility pants, printed jeans, red jeans, and micro check wide crops into the mix too.

How to Create Flattering Proportions with Midis

Some commenters on the Team Midi or Team Maxi poll mentioned how unflattering and unfab they felt in a midi dress or …

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Link Love: Fashion Week & The Issue of Diversity

September is fashion show month, and I noticed that fashion publications are increasingly paying attention to diversity and sincerity: …

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Team Shop or Team No Shop

This week’s poll is about your shopping preferences, or lack thereof. I’ve been in the rag trade for 27 years, and …

Nordstrom, Remember Your Roots

I’ve shopped at Nordstrom since Greg and I moved to the US sixteen years ago, becoming a diehard fan of the department …

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Fashion News Roundup: August 2019

Footwear from Universal Standard, a Nike subscription service, an interesting Target project, and more style stories that caught our …

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Link Love: Fashion Trends for Fall 2019

The fashion world is starting to focus on the style trends for Fall/Winter 2019, here’s a few that caught my eye: From puffy bags …

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Team Midi or Team Maxi

A midi is a dress or skirt with a midi or tea length. Midi hemlines finish anywhere between the bottom of the kneecap to below the calf …

Wardrobe Appreciation Day

Wardrobe needs are very personal and differ greatly from person to person. Yet we all strive to create a functional and …

Wardrobe Items You Don’t Enjoy Purchasing

I enjoy shopping for 99% of my wardrobe. Of course, I enjoy purchasing some items more than others. Handbags, coats, jackets and …

Team Athletic or Team Fashion Sneaker

Sneakers are the shoe of our fashion era. They can be worn with anything these days, and I mean ANYTHING. Gear, athleisure, casual …

Five Ways to Add Interest to an Outfit

Styling strategies for adding interest to an outfit are as personal as our sartorial choices. I have found though, working …

Link Love: Is Not Washing Your Clothes the Next Big Thing?

Over-washing clothes is not good for the planet, now a wave of startups is designing clothes that require less laundering. But all of …

Thoughts on Wardrobe Rental Services

I have never rented a wardrobe item, but have thought about the service from time to time. My knowledge of this wardrobe strategy is …

Team Bold Lip, Bold Eye, or Both

We’re kicking off the week with your make-up preferences. You bat for Team Bold Lip if you prefer to accentuate your lips instead …

Link Love: The Next Generation of Clothing Rental

Urban Outfitters is launching a new clothing rental service, which will allow you to rent out items of clothing from across the brands …

Partial Tucking: Seven Years In

We saw the semi-tuck and the half tuck make a big impact on fashion and style in 2011, and they are still used extensively. A semi-tuck …