About Wardrobe Oxygen and Alison Gary

Wardrobe Oxygen began in 2005 as a place where Alison Gary could share her musings on style. Based upon her list of what every woman needs in her wardrobe, Alison wrote fashion advice for all women regardless of age, size, or budget. Over the years, Wardrobe Oxygen has grown to be a destination for busy women to find real-life style advice and tips to breathe life into their closet.

Featuring Alison’s outfits, shopping hits and misses, beauty reviews, travel recaps, and capsule wardrobes, Wardrobe Oxygen provides real-world tips on living a stylish life within your means.

Wardrobe Oxygen has featured capsule wardrobes for several years. You will find capsules for travel, for work, for stay at home moms, and capsule wardrobes based on Alison Gary’s real-life wardrobe showing you don’t need a big closet for big style.

Alison Gary’s style has evolved over the decade-plus since she began sharing her outfits, but it continues to be relatable fashion at accessible retailers, style that can be translated for a variety of ages, body types, and lifestyles. As a busy working mom of a 9-year-old daughter, Alison appreciates great style that is also great on the wallet, and great for comfort and longevity.

Alison’s motto for style is, “Quality, not Quantity” and she walks the talk on Wardrobe Oxygen by rewearing clothing, offering tips on how to wear pieces multiple ways, provides detailed sales reviews only recommending versatile worthwhile pieces, and style hacks to extend the life of your existing wardrobe.

Alison Gary and Wardrobe Oxygen have been featured in Redbook, The Washington Post, US News & World Report, Lifehacker, WhereThe Penny Hoarder, Refinery29, WhoWhatWear, and MSNBC. Alison Gary has written columns for Redbook, The Washington Post, and Savings.com and has been featured on Good Morning Washington, Great Day DC, WUSA9Washingtonian, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Life, and DC Refined. Alison hosted events and projects for cabi, Universal Standard, Full Beauty Brands, IKEA, Gwynnie Bee, ELOQUII, Foxcroft, Goodwill, and Talbots and spoken at conferences for PR News and the TCF Style Expo. Find more about Alison Gary and Wardrobe Oxygen on InstagramPinterest, Facebook, and request to join the Wardrobe Oxygen private community. You can reach Alison at info@wardrobeoxygen.com


  1. Sandra
    September 7, 2019 / 4:34 am

    Hi Alison,from South Australia!! I found you via Imogen(Insideoutstyle) and I am THRILLED!! I’m a just-plus sized women, closer to 70 than 60 (in biological years that is!!), who LOVES clothes and their acquaintances with a passion, especially for the COLOUR!! THE best part of ‘finding’ you is that you are another borderline plus woman who ALSO has ‘solid legs’. I am sick to death of reading that ‘Apples have to-die-for legs’- I don’t!!!!!!!!! My late mum used to say that my (10 year old) big feet had a ‘firm grip on the Earth’….. 😉 You have NO idea how happy your photos have made me!!!!!!!!!!! Now I have proof positive that I too can look beautiful in my clothes, even without skinny legs. I am 5’6″ and, because of Time, have a flat/dropped backside, but apart from that, we have a lot in common in our body shape (and our sizzling husbands!!). You are in my Bookmarks with your own space!!! Thank you soooooooo much!!!!!

    • September 7, 2019 / 9:42 am

      I am so glad you found me, Sandra! Imogen is wonderful. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy Wardrobe Oxygen!

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