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 popular DC style blogger, 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”!

How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year
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How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year

New year, new trends!  While I am not one to jump on every trend’s bandwagon, I like to be aware so I can add ones that appeal to me or play with my existing wardrobe to have it feel fresh and modern.  Color is one of my favorite trends to…

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Styling a Stomach: To Tuck or Not to Tuck?
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Styling a Stomach: To Tuck or Not to Tuck?

Women have been lied to all their lives. Wear dark colors and you’ll look slimmer. Horizontal stripes make you look wider. Bootcut pants will balance big shoulders and make you look more proportional. Untucked tops will balance a short torso and will also hide a round belly. Since childhood, these…

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Size Inclusive Leather Jackets from the Jacket Maker
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Size Inclusive Leather Jackets from the Jacket Maker

I struggle to find leather jackets that fit me.  If it fits the bust, the shoulders are too wide and the sleeves too long.  If the sleeves are the right length, it’s too tight to zip.  The jacket usually gets bunched up above my rear, and if I find one…

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How to Prevent Jeans from Wearing Out in the Inner Thighs
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How to Prevent Jeans from Wearing Out in the Inner Thighs

A reader reached out asking for advice on how to prevent jeans from wearing out in the inner thighs. A portion of her email: Hi Alison – One thing I have struggled with is wearing my jeans out in the inner thighs. I had purchased some expensive jeans that looked…

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Margaux Shoes Review: The Uptown Sandal
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Margaux Shoes Review: The Uptown Sandal

I did not want to like them. No, no siree, newp, nah, I didn’t want to like them. A little over a year ago, Margaux Shoes reached out to me about a possible partnership. I haven’t had luck partnering with shoe brands. I have difficult feet – they are high…

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If you’re thinking of buying LISSOM Flats, read this!
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If you’re thinking of buying LISSOM Flats, read this!

This post was updated in January 2020.  I no longer recommend ordering LISSOM flats and regret promoting this brand. A reader placed an order with LISSOM in 2019.  After weeks of no contact, she reached out to LISSOM and was informed orders were backed up for the holidays and her…

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How to Style Knee-High Boots for 2020
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How to Style Knee-High Boots for 2020

Knee-high boots have been a popular fashion trend almost consistently for over a decade. Few fashion trends have such staying power. Why have tall boots remained popular for so long? For the same reason that many fashion trends last and occasionally overstay their welcome – it’s a trend that is…

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Outfit 4 from the Holiday Capsule Wardrobe
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Outfit 4 from the Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

I love having a dressy blazer in my closet.  It’s a quick way to glam up a simple black shell and trousers, looks fun over a graphic tee, can turn a work blouse and pants into festive attire.  In my holiday capsule wardrobe, I included a red velvet blazer from…

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