New Proportions: Shorter Pants, Longer Coat

There’s been a lot of trendy change with lengths this year, with the new shorter full-length pants worn with flats at the top of the list. Maxi coats that are calf-length, extending well beyond the knees, but are shorter than ankle lengths, are gaining momentum too.

Predicting Wardrobe Workhorses

A wardrobe workhorse is an item of clothing, pair of shoes, or accessory that gets a LOT of wear. Workhorses can be simple and subtle …

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Link Love: A Changing Relationship with Beauty

The Guardian is currently running a series called The Age of Beauty in which “real women reveal how their relationship with …

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Update: 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Purchases

I’ve been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NAS) for 15 years, and it’s by far my favourite sale of the year. Since …

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Fashion News Roundup: October 2019

Knitwear made from old sweaters, a long-awaited fashion documentary, and other style news that caught our attention in October. …

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Team Corduroy or Team Velvet

Corduroy and velvet are similar, yet different. Corduroy is a ribbed, velvety fabric that’s usually made of cotton or a cotton …

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Link Love: What to Wear to Get Things Done

I’m enjoying reading through all the instalments of the In Her Shoes series on The Cut website. It’s “a column about …

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Team Earth Tones or Team Jewel Tones

It’s been an incredible year for earth tones. After years of jewel tones being at the forefront of fashion, I’m happy about …

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Planning Outfits in Advance

I’ve had my style consulting business for almost 14 years, and over all that time the story has been the same. Most of …

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Never Say Never

Too many times in the fashion and style world, and on YLF in particular, people say that they will never wear a particular style, …

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Team Nike or Team Adidas

Today’s poll asks you to choose between two of the biggest athletic brands in the world: Nike and Adidas. Nike is American, and …

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Link Love: This Season’s Jewellery Trends

Let’s have a look at some jewellery trends for Fall/Winter 2019. From pearls with a modern twist to beaded pieces, here are 8 …

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I Weaned Myself Down to One Pair of Skinnies

I’m completely off clingy skinnies on this leg of my style journey. Even the equestrian look that I adore with tall flat riding …

Do You Have a Short, Regular or Long Neck?

I often talk about the silhouettes of tops or toppers creating a flattering effect on shorter or longer necks. I assume that you knew …