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Ask Allie: Styling Navy for Fall and Winter

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I purchased a buttload of navy items over the summer that I would love to transition into fall/winter. During the summer, I wore the skirts and blouses with a pair of navy high heeled Mary Janes and bare legs. For the fall/winter, I don’t know what to wear on the bottom. What color tights and shoes/boots should I wear? I steered clear of navy for so many years because of…

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Ask Allie: White After Labor Day

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I know it’s okay now to wear white after Labor Day, but how do I do it without looking like I’m wearing my summer clothes? I have a pair of white jeans I just bought and I want to know how I can wear them the rest of the year. Yes, white is now acceptable year-round, but not all white clothing is created equal. While white jeans, heavyweight white dresses,…

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Which Necklace with Which Neckline?

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By Rosana Vollmerhausen of DC Style Factory I gave a talk recently about necklaces and necklines. It’s a typical question we get here at DC Style Factory: Go long? Go choker? Go statement? The easiest necklaces to wear with just about any neckline is a longer one. The length of the necklace clears any v, scoop, drape or boat neckline. Whether you decide to go longer or shorter, you don’t…

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Ask Allie: Winter White

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You’ve written before about how we shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day, but I saw a lot of white on the runways and even saw it on Man Repeller. How do you feel now about white after Labor Day? The old rule in America was to retire your white clothing and shoes from September (which begins with Labor Day) to… well some say Easter (early spring), others say Memorial Day…

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