16 Seasonal Must-Haves for Fall & Winter 2018

Fashion is a complex melting pot of sartorial choices, where almost anything goes as long as you add an intentionally on-trend component to the outfit. Individualism is the most important trend of all, and it’s extremely liberating. Now more than ever, we’re celebrating style diversity and the many, many ways to look stylish.

Summer Item Duplication

If you’ve had an exceptional run with some Summer purchases, now is a good time to duplicate some of the workhorses and wardrobe …

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My Flat Substitute for Ankle Strap Pumps

I used to wear pointy-toe ankle strap pumps with a two inch heel a lot in warm weather (sometimes without the ankle strap). The pointy …

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Link Love: News From the Fashion Week Sidelines

Starting this season, London Fashion Week is going fur-free, which means no animal fur will be used in any official runway show or …

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Brands That Deliver Consistent Quality

I recently complained about the fact that quality is consistently inconsistent these days, but there are exceptions to this …

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Consistently Inconsistent Quality

It’s getting harder and harder to find quality wardrobe items. A high price point does not guarantee high quality, and a low …

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Midi Lengths and Muscular Calves

There have been comments on the blog and forum lately about not wanting to wear midi skirts and dresses when you have muscular calves …

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Fab Find: Epoch Foot Cream

Epoch Sole Solution is the foot cream of all foot creams because it REALLY works. I’ve tried many things — even Vicks …

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Fashion News Roundup: August 2018

Two brands branching out into menswear, the top lip colour, Old Navy extending its plus-size section, and other style news that caught …

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Link Love: On the Radar for Fall 2018

Here’s a look at some of the Autumn 2018 trends that are starting to pop up online and in Fall editions of the big fashion …

Five Products That Keep Whites White

I wear a lot of white items, which I like to keep pristine, bright and stain-free. I’m careful with laundry, washing whites with …

Stylish Favourites

Just for fun, today we are sharing our stylish favourites. This is all very personal and subjective, so there are no right or wrong …

Link Love: Thoughts on Sustainable Fashion

Earlier this year, British publication The Pool published an interesting series called Wear Your Clothes: “An editorial series …

The Pros and Cons of a Small Wardrobe

There’s a good discussion over on the YLF forum about the optimal size of a wardrobe. Of course, there is no one magical number …

Team Waist Definition or Team Waist Surrender

When I ran this poll on YLF many years ago, it was an easy victory for Team Waist Definition. But since then, fluid and oversized fits …

Team Polish or Team Naked Nails in Summer

You are on Team Summer Polish when you paint your toenails a colour all Summer long. You are on Team Summer Naked Nails when you …

The Pros and Cons of Pointy-Toe Footwear

Pointy-toe footwear was at the forefront of fashion for decades, until it completely disappeared in the ‘90s. It slowly made a …

Link Love: Kaftans To Wear Anywhere

I’ve yet to buy one, but every Summer when temperatures start rising above 77° F, I’m seriously tempted by kaftans as a …

Proportions: Skirt, Cropped Blouse & Flats

As I write this I’m wearing a skirt with an untucked top and flats that illustrates a few of the styling strategies I suggested …

Team Bag or Team No Bag

This poll was inspired by a couple of friends who never carry a handbag. This surprised me at first. I thought, how can you not want to …