Full-time content creator and former Seattleite Alison Rogel currently lives in London, and documents her outfits on Instagram, and her blog, Raised Rogue. By sharing her journey as a 6’1″ tall woman to find size-inclusive brands, she hopes to empower women to embrace their unique selves. Alison’s style is trendy and casual with the occasional dressy look thrown into the mix. She wears neutral colours most of the time. She also likes a square neckline, cropped tops, and sports everything from body-con styles to more fluid fits and oversized silhouettes.
“I’d describe my style as casual and comfortable with a mix of feminine and edgy pieces. Over the past 5 years, I have grown more conscious of striking a balance between trendy pieces and wardrobe staples that I can style year over year. I unabashedly wear what makes me comfortable, and I’ve developed an awareness for how to best style my 6’1″ frame. I love that more brands are including tall sizes and I’ve stopped settling for pieces that lack the length and fit I desire. Living in London has definitely influenced my style as well. So many individuals in this fashion capital are not afraid to take risks, which has allowed me to freely step into my unique style on a daily basis.”
Alison dresses up a streamlined long-sleeved midi T-shirt dress with a suede longline blazer. The tailored topper adds texture, structure, and vertical interest, which juxtaposes in a fun way with the thin horizontal stripes of her dress and the black belt. The side slits on the dress create an extra bit of vertical integrity, which lengthens the leg line when wearing high-contrast ankle-covering footwear. Our blogger’s pointy-toed flat Chelsea booties bookend her long dark hair and fit neatly around the ankle. Two silver chain necklaces tie in with the silver belt buckle, and bright red lipstick pops against the outfit’s black and white colour palette.
This sassy twinset with a difference makes the look. Alison is sporting an ecru cable-knit cropped top with square neckline and matching cropped cardigan. The chunky cable-knit and popcorn texture provide fun visual interest. The fitted silhouette of the sleeveless top juxtaposes nicely against the relaxed fit of the cardi. Pairing the twinset with high-rise straight-legged jeans in a stonewashed black creates soft edge. On-trend white leather sneakers add a touch of crispness. Alison’s wavy locks and subtle lipstick bring softness to the look.
The big puff sleeves and oversized silhouette of this A-line midi dress make a major statement. The quirky accessories bring lots of playful fun. The square neckline and gathers placed closer to the shoulder-neck-point create some structure while the rest of the dress is dramatically voluminous. Black flat-form espadrille sandals with jute soles bookend the dress and Alison’s hair, and enhance the laid-back Summer vibe. Our blogger’s small hot pink crossbody has a ruched top handle for some subtle textural interest. Finally, the oversized white heart-shaped sunnies add ’50s retro charm.
This is an excellent example of Angie’s Long Blazer Outfit Formula. Alison has combined a pair of black faux leather leggings with a black chunky knit turtleneck sweater. This column of colour, paired with the black ankle boots that leave no gap between leggings and footwear, make her legs look a mile long. The moto-style boots with silver grommets and faux leather bottoms bring hard edge to the look. The plaid longline blazer is a slam dunk on 6’1″ tall Alison, and the black and white pattern lightens up the otherwise all black outfit. Keeping the long blazer open in front breaks up the horizontal line on the leg. It also creates a vertical line up the centre front of the body which draws the eye up and down.
Adding a statement third piece like this striped maxi cardigan is an easy way to make a simple tee and jeans more interesting. Alison has tucked a black crewneck tee into mid-blue distressed boyfriend jeans. Cuffing the jeans showcases her black flat pointy-toed booties that come out to play again, and echo the black in the cardigan. The slouchy maxi cardigan with its voluminous balloon sleeves is undoubtedly the star of the show. The vertical ribbed knit cleverly offsets the horizontal lines of the high-contrast stripes, thus drawing the eye up and down. Alison finishes off this casual look with a silver chain necklace and silver earrings.
Romantic Summer vibes in all white. Alison’s beautiful fit-and-flare short-sleeved shirtdress combines structure with volume. The more fitted top part with shirt collar fully closed and button placket brings the structure. The oversized tiered bottom part creates lots of breezy volume and fun swoosh. Dainty white ankle-strap sandals with wooden block heel dress up this polished look. Our blogger’s trendy headband repeats the white and provides fab contrast against her brown wavy locks. A basket bucket bag adds another bit of white and provides the quirky finishing touch.