August 2021

The Most Important Component

There is lots to consider before a wardrobe item earns a place in your wardrobe and style. Is it the right colour, …

Inconsistent Fits Across Colourways and Time

I sometimes purchase the same item in multiple colours, because if an item works well, I milk it. There is something about the …

Fashion News Roundup: August 2021

A new Pinterest feature, Target’s designer collaborations for Fall 2021, and more news from the style trenches in August. Old …

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Sheath, Shift and Shirt Dresses Defined

We see these Modern Classic dress silhouettes every season. Although the silhouettes are very different from one another, I frequently …

Laundering Puffer Jackets and Coats

I recently washed a number of our puffer jackets. Some of them are thin and lightweight — like the Thermaballs from The …

Link Love: The Footwear Sustainability Factor

Shoes are constructed from lots of different materials, which makes recycling footwear quite complicated. Over at En Brogue, Hannah …

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Full, Ankle, and Cropped Lengths Defined

Pants and jeans come in many lengths, and there is a lot of confusion about the definitions of full-length, ankle, and …

Organized Emotional Shopping

Wardrobe purchases that address your needs will eliminate the feeling of having a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. So …

Pull Looks Together by Creating Complements

I’ve posted about complements several times on YLF, and it bears repeating because a functional wardrobe has items that relate to …

Spotlight: Cover Story

Cover Story offers a curated collection of wardrobe items for US sizes 10 to 26. Twenty brands have made the curated cut, and the list …

Black Or White Neutrals

Ten years ago, it was a landslide victory with almost everyone batting for Team Black Neutrals. I’m taking the poll again to see …

Two Recent Style Inspirations

Today I want to share two recent style inspirations. One is quite general, and the other is very specific. I spent a lot of time in the …

How to Clean White Sneakers

Most of my sneakers are white or blush. They get a LOT of wear because I walk almost everywhere — rain or shine — and they …

Link Love: A YLF Members Special

This collection from Pyer Moss blew nuancedream away. “Inventions” is inspired by the untold story of Black people and the …

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The Fantastic Forgettable Outfit

There are many ways you can rate an outfit. Is it appropriate, interesting and current? It is comfortable and practical? Is …

Dressing a Short Waist

You are short-waisted when the distance between your shoulders and waistline is shorter than average. There are two ways to determine …

How to Build Your Wardrobe’s Colour Palette

There is no one correct way to build your wardrobe colour palette. Unless you’re in the very unusual situation of starting a …

Fashion News Roundup: July 2021

A fashion rental service from an unexpected source, Ulta Beauty shop-in-shops coming to Target, and other fashion news that caught our …

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