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”!

Before You Judge, Walk A Mile in Your Jeans
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Before You Judge, Walk A Mile in Your Jeans

I made a fashion boo-boo. I’ll admit it. I was outlet shopping near the shore this summer and hit the Calvin Klein outlet shop. I have gotten some incredible steals here for jeans, leather goods, sunglasses. I found an adorable pair of jeans. I don’t know if this is the…

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Must Have Tools For Every Wardrobe
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Must Have Tools For Every Wardrobe

So you have the clothes, but how to you keep them their best to last you for years, look fresh each wearing, and maintain their quality? A few tools for every wardrobe need to be purchased by each woman – these are low in cost but high in return. A…

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The Beauty of Merino Wool
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The Beauty of Merino Wool

Merino wool is a very fine, high quality wool. It’s thin yet warm, it holds color beautifully, it stretches, it dresses up or down. And best of all? It holds up nicely to multiple washings on the gentle cycle with Woolite, and can dry overnight if hung in a doorway…

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What NO WOMAN Needs in Her Wardrobe
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What NO WOMAN Needs in Her Wardrobe

I do not care if you are a size 2 or a size 22, some fashion is just WRONG WRONG WRONG. It may look lovely on the Marc Jacobs runway, but in reality – just pass Go. You will find that same article of clothing on the clearance rack in…

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Special Events and Excursions: The Beach Holiday
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Special Events and Excursions: The Beach Holiday

Yes, you have built your standard wardrobe that will take you from work to the grocery store to happy hour and maybe a wedding, funeral or baby shower thrown in. Now what do you wear for those other moments? Beach Trip I just came back from a girl’s getaway to…

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What if I Hate Shopping?
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What if I Hate Shopping?

I think one reason women are famous for loving shoe shopping is because no matter what mood you are in, how many extra pounds you are carrying, what hips you inherited from your mother, shoes fit and are sexy, fashionable and fun. Woman can not live on shoes alone, so…

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Lessons I Learned From My Exchange Student
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Lessons I Learned From My Exchange Student

When I was in high school, my family hosted an exchange student from Germany. Her name was Tina and we became fast friends. Guys everywhere, from high school boys to men in the mall to people we passed on the street gawked at her beauty. Looking back at pictures of…

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The Staples For Every Woman’s Wardrobe
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The Staples For Every Woman’s Wardrobe

I made this list a few years ago, and this list still applies to today’s trends. If you buy the correct pieces, you will have to purchase fewer pieces and you will have more options each morning as you decide what to wear. A rule to a wardrobe – QUALITY…

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