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The Best Office Jacket for Spring and Summer

The best toppers and jackets for cold offices and hot weatherIf you follow Wardrobe Oxygen on Facebook, you probably already know the answer to the post title – the best office jacket for spring and summer is a knit one. With a structured shape but made out of a soft stretchy fabric, this jacket will be the perfect way to transition from a sweltering summer outside to frigid cold temps in an overly air conditioned workplace. You can shove up the sleeves,



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Dressing to Disguise a Belly in Summer

I have a large stomach that can easily pass for being seven or more months pregnant if I let it hang out and do not camouflage. Wearing A line garments is tricky because I inevitably get asked if I’m pregnant. My “uniform” is slacks, a fitted tee or shirt, and a sweater or jacket, but you can see how this becomes tricky in the summer heat. Also, to accommodate my stomach, my pants often end up baggy in the rear (I have a tiny ass and thin legs).



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Where to Shop For Plus Size Activewear

where to buy plus size activewear - wardrobe oxygenMany of you have reached out asking for resources for plus size workout clothing and activewear. Luckily, selection has improved in the past couple of years. Gone are the days of wearing men’s sweats or items that lack performance; many brands offer high quality, hard working athletic gear in extended sizes. The best of the best:



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Recent Purchases: Hits and Misses, Wide Width Shoes Edition

Wide Width Summer Shoes Review - Wardrobe OxygenAfter my little rant about the awful offerings in wide width shoes and plus size fashion, I went on another wide width shoe search (see my previous post on wide width dressy shoes). Come on world, if I am the CDC’s average height and size, shouldn’t I be able to find decent shoes? Here’s what I experienced, the good, the bad, and the ugly:



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