Alison Gary is a 44-year-old full-time writer, blogger, and influencer who focuses on providing real-life style advice for grown-ass women. She lives in a Maryland suburb of Washington DC with her husband (who is the photographer for this site), her 11-year-old daughter, and their rescue dog Oscar. Prior to starting Wardrobe Oxygen, Alison spent almost a decade in retail, apparel, visual merchandising, styling, and personal shopping. Her experience taught her much about fashion and how to dress a variety of bodies, budgets, and personal styles.
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.
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, 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 re-wearing 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 The Washington Post, US News & World Report, Lifehacker, Where, The Penny Hoarder, Refinery29, WhoWhatWear, and MSNBC. Alison Gary authored columns for Redbook, The Washington Post, and Savings.com and has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning Washington, Let's Talk Live, WUSA9, Washingtonian, 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 such as Rebelle, PR News and the TCF Style Expo. Find more about Alison Gary and Wardrobe Oxygen on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and request to join the Wardrobe Oxygen private community. You can reach Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org