Category: Fashion Advice

What started with reader emails has become one of the most popular topics on Wardrobe Oxygen. “Ask Allie” is a feature on Wardrobe Oxygen where Alison Gary answers reader questions about fashion, styling, how to wear the latest trends, and more. Use the Contact page to submit your questions and you never know, it may be the subject of the next “Ask Allie”!

Friends & Family Talbots Sale: My Picks

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If you're a Talbots cardholder, you likely already shopped the 30% off Friends & Family Talbots sale this week. For the rest of us, it kicks off TODAY through April 30th and you get 30% off your entire purchase with the code FRIENDS30. You all know I am a fan of Talbots; I went through their site and made a list of all my favorite items, reviews of those I…

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Non-Girly Plus Size Mother of the Groom Fashion for a Summer Outdoor Wedding

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I will be attending my son's beach (formal) wedding in September. I am a plus size (18 ish), 65-year-old and have no idea what to wear. I am not a girly girl and don't usually wear dresses. But my son wants me to dress up. Any suggestions for a beach formal, mother-of-the-groom? Traditionally, Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom fashion has been lots of chiffon, lots of…

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Allyn vs. Legend: Which Dagne Dover Tote is Best for Me?

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One of the most popular questions I receive is whether one should get the Dagne Dover Legend tote or their Allyn tote. I have both totes and have used them for a long time. They're both great bags with amazing organization and function… and yes, they are different bags for different needs. Hopefully this post will help you decide which of these Dagne Dover bags is best for you. Dagne…

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Recent Fashion Hits and Misses: ASOS Edition

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Thought process when ordering these items: Oh gosh I am going to the opening of The Wing in DC and I want to show that though I am 43, I am not old and frumpy. But I am not also trying to look young or try-hard. Come through ASOS, bring me some things that make my outside look like my inside without costing a kazillion dollars! Spoiler alert: My order…

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Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack Review

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I've mentioned my Dagne Dover Dakota backpack several times on Wardrobe Oxygen. I've featured it in capsule wardrobes and outfit posts, but I haven't done a proper review of this bag. It's crazy I haven't as it's the most used Dagne Dover bag in my collection! The Dagne Dover Dakota backpack is made of neoprene, which makes it lightweight, easy to clean, water repellant, and gives it a modern and…

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How to Prevent Pinholes in T-Shirts Near your Belly Button

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What, if anything, can be done to prevent the tiny holes that my t shirts get, where they rub the waist band of my jeans? I have tried wearing a camisole and ironing interfacing to the inside of that area, but neither worked for me. I am at the point of giving up jeans! Any ideas? Oh, those dreaded pinholes in t-shirts and knit tops! Such pinholes are caused by…

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Shopping Hits and Misses: Madewell, Boden, Ellos, J. Crew, Amazon

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I told you there'd be a lot of these hits and misses! I haven't even lost 20 pounds since I started working out at the beginning of December, but with the increase in muscle most of my clothes are fitting weird or not fitting at all. My stomach is flatter, which makes a lot of my pants too long and saggy in the crotch. My breasts are smaller (went from…

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Wearable Fashion Trend: The Circle Bag

Fashion Advice How to Wear Fashion Trends

I don’t think you need to adopt a single trend to look stylish. However, each season some trends arrive that can really update your look and provide style for this season and many seasons to come. This season, I am loving the circle bag trend. While this trend has been here for a bit (I had a circle bag this past fall), this spring the bags are more functional (you…

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