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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”!

Chic Plus Sized Loungewear: Capsule Wardrobes, One-Piece Dressing, and Two-Piece Matching Sets
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Chic Plus Sized Loungewear: Capsule Wardrobes, One-Piece Dressing, and Two-Piece Matching Sets

We’re coming up on a year of this ‘demic existence and it won’t be over any time soon. If you’re like me, you’re sick to death of your fuzz-ball covered sweats and your dressy clothes hanging in your closet just make you ragey. I know what I’ve been wearing lately…

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The Best Plus Size Ponte Leggings: 7 Winning Brands
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The Best Plus Size Ponte Leggings: 7 Winning Brands

What are the best plus size ponte leggings? I ask the Wardrobe Oxygen community and do some research to find the very best plus sized ponte leggings on the market.

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

A PSA: February is a good time to get great items on clearance, but a bad time to find good selection. Most retailers perform inventory this month, some do it in March, but in general retailers don’t stock up on a lot of merchandise after the holidays until after Inventory…

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The Universal Standard Mystery Box is Back!
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The Universal Standard Mystery Box is Back!

The Universal Standard Mystery Box promotion is back: I share my thoughts on the Luxe Box, if the Mystery Box is worth it and promo code for 10% off your order.

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Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty for Spring 2021
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Black-Owned Fashion and Beauty for Spring 2021

Over the past year, many amazing Black-owned fashion brands and Black designers and artists have come on the scene and have secured funding to expand their brands. Below I share Black-owned fashion and beauty for Spring 2021 that caught my eye and incorporate trends popular this season: Elegant Neutrals Zelie…

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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

Tips on how to prevent jeans from wearing out at the thighs and how to patch worn denim.

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The Kit NYC Review: Colorful, Sustainable, Size-Inclusive, but a Miss
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The Kit NYC Review: Colorful, Sustainable, Size-Inclusive, but a Miss

In the past two years, it seems as though every time I have opened Instagram I have seen an ad for The Kit NYC, a sustainable and size-inclusive fashion brand known for its bold and colorful printed clothing. I liked the company’s ethics, liked that they went up to 3XL,…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

In 2005, I saw an exhibit of Sam Gilliam’s work at The Corcoran and was forever changed. Gilliam’s draped canvases are definitely something where, “you had to be there,” for the majesty and emotion of them cannot be portrayed in a photograph. While born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1933 and…

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