Outfit Formula: Columns Of Colour

A column of colour means wearing the same solid colour, or subtle variations of a similar colour, from head to toe. Columns of colour are usually easiest to achieve in black, charcoal and navy, because most people have the pieces to complete the column.

Fashion News Roundup: September 2022

Next year’s Met Gala theme, remarkable news from Patagonia, and more style stories that made headlines in September. Patagonia …

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Link Love: How They Get Dressed

How an outfit feels can be more important than how it looks, particularly when accessibility is an issue. In this article, four people …

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Fab Find: Sam Edelman Laguna Waterproof Boots

These boots are amazing. The lug soles are on-trend, and look great in a chunky, yet refined way. They are super lightweight, …

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Trend: Waistcoats

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Trend: Dark Brown

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A New Trench Coat

My much loved citron trench coat finally bit the dust. I got it for my 40th birthday twelve years ago from hubs Greg, so it’s a …

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Link Love: The Evolution of Plus-Size Fashion

Today I’m sharing three articles by Gianluca Russo, a writer who has covered plus-size fashion for publications like Teen Vogue …

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Fab Find: Ilse Jacobsen Tulip Shoes

This is a sublime casual, perforated, slip-on sneaker made by Scandinavian designer, IIse Jacobsen. It’s super soft, very …

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Team Pastels or Team Earth Tones

You are on Team Pastels if you prefer pastels to earth tones, and vice versa. Pastels include any pure colour that has been mixed …

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Fashion News Roundup: August 2022

Renowned Japanese fashion designers Hanae Mori and Issey Miyake have passed away, and other style news that caught our eye in August. …

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Link Love: Good Fashion Reads

I’m sharing three articles on different style-related topics I quite enjoyed reading this week: “The Man Who Amassed 10,000 …

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Adapt Your Wardrobe to a Changing Climate

One of the biggest factors impacting our style is our climate. A wardrobe must reflect our dominant season in order …

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Barefoot at Home: Yay or Nay

I tried something new at home this Summer. Instead of wearing slippers or supportive house-only sneakers, I’ve been walking …

Fabulous Changing Seasons

Spring is my favourite season for dressing and shopping, closely followed by Summer. Autumn is not far behind. I’m not a fan …

Back to Belting

Years ago, when my pants and jeans were mid and low rise, I wore belts most of the time. I tucked or semi-tucked tops to showcase the …

Link Love: Clothing Care Part II

The Guardian continues to post handy tips for clothing care, clothing recycling, and how to buy more durable items: “Laying it on …

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Disappointing Naadam Knitwear

In 2020, I spotlighted Naadam as a sustainably and ethically producing knitwear brand that is committed to making high-quality clothing …

My Strappy Sandal Surprise

Seattle used to have gorgeous warm Summers. No rain, low humidity, sunny blue skies, breezy by the water, and between 23C and 29C (75F …

Team Boutique or Team Department Store

You bat for Team Boutique if you prefer boutique shopping to department store shopping, and vice versa. Online and in brick-and-mortar …

Clinique Volume Mascara

I am prone to dermatitis and eczema, so I’m careful about the make-up and skincare products I use on my skin. One of my …

Link Love: A More Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem

The Guardian asks: “Can we enjoy fast fashion without destroying the planet?“ They also have tips on how to pick a …

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How to Manage an Overly Large Wardrobe

There isn’t a single wardrobe size for everyone, because needs differ. A wardrobe should be large enough to …

Fab Finds: Slippers and Mirrors

Today’s top picks are not the most exciting items, but could be just what you’re looking for. They might save your feet at …

Fashion News Roundup: July 2022

Bourjois returns to the UK, a new fashion documentary, and more news from this month’s fashion trenches. Jewellery brand Bijoux …

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A Small Stitch to Keep Sleeves Scrunched

Nine years ago I shared that I add a small stitch to some of my sleeves so that they stay put when I scrunch them. I think this …