Outfit Formula: Hot & Cold

Spicy earth tones are trending big time at the moment. Although some are cool, they are generally warm colours. And when I was in the Netherlands last month, retail stores were packed with the new season’s warm earth tones.

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 …

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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 …