Equestrian Chic

This eye-catching equestrian outfit looks like it could have come straight out of a Ralph Lauren lookbook. Veronica is sporting oversized tweed trousers with a camel turtleneck which creates a column of colour under the jacket. Tucking the trousers into the tall flat boots tempers their volume and creates a jodhpurs effect that plays straight into the equestrian vibe.

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Factors Impacting Your Style

This is an update on an important post I wrote six years ago. It gets to the heart of why style is so personal. Our needs are …

How to Tie a Square Knot

Fifteen years ago I shared how I tie a square knot (or reef knot.) It bears repeating because it’s a simple and effective styling …

Fashion News Roundup: March 2021

Sustainable UGGs, a new Netflix series, fungi-derived leather, and more fashion news that made headlines in March. Adidas is planning …

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Link Love: Fragrance for Spring

Allure reports that, “inspired by the calming Japanese cultural practice of ‘forest bathing,’ a handful of new …

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Fab Finds: Simple Additions

These items are easy additions to the wardrobe, and most of them won’t break the bank. Some will make effective and attractive …

No-Chafe Slip Shorts for Skirts and Dresses

Breezy dress and skirt season is fast approaching in the Northern hemisphere. Here’s a recap on the types of knickers you can …

Link Love: Sustainability in the Beauty Product Industry

I’ve been reading the Allure series on how the world of beauty products can become more sustainable and ethical. Here are a few …

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Team Bookend or Team Don’t Bookend

This poll is about whether or not you like to closely or exactly match your footwear with your hair colour in outfits. This style …

Self-Care Saturday

I have morning and evening grooming routines that are fast and efficient, and don’t change much over time. But I also carve out …

My Style Mistakes

At 50, I have a fully functional and fab-for-me wardrobe that is a good reflection of my sartorial preferences, beliefs, values and …

Spring and Summer 2021: Footwear

This is the final installment of trends week on YLF. After discussing directional trends, colours and patterns, themes and silhouettes, …

Link Love: Celebrating Women-Owned Brands

Because March is Women’s History Month, and in honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March — a global day …

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Spring and Summer 2021: Jeans

We’ve discussed directional trends, colour and pattern, and theme and silhouette. Next up is jeans, where we’re absolutely …

Spring and Summer 2021: Theme and Silhouette

It’s trend talk on YLF. Earlier this week I reported on the all important directional trends, and gave a colour and pattern …

Spring and Summer 2021: Colour and Pattern

After yesterday’s post on the directional trends that are changing the world of fashion and style in important ways, it’s …

Spring and Summer 2021: Directional Trends

Welcome to trends week. This is the first of five posts discussing the next six months of trendy fashion. Breaking things up …