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”!

Dressing for the Holidays
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Dressing for the Holidays

I have never understood the desire to look like a total fool on a holiday. Tunic sweaters with appliqué bunnies for Easter, American flag shorts, socks and scrunchies for Independence Day, light-up pumpkin earrings for Halloween, tacky theme ties for Christmas, green everything under the sun for St. Patrick’s Day.…

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Keep and Toss
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Keep and Toss

Trends may come and trends may go. How does one know what to keep and what to donate? How do you know what is worthy of wardrobe real estate, what should be paced away in the attic, and what should be thrown in a bag for Goodwill? Here are a…

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Spring 2006
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Spring 2006

It’s Spring! It’s Spring! Okay, so the groundhog saw his shadow and there is snow on the ground in many States, but in the malls and on the pages of fashion mags, it is Spring. As with any season, designers decided a year ago as to what we will be…

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How to “Read” Fashion Magazines
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How to “Read” Fashion Magazines

Pre-pubescent women below 100 lbs. showing off dresses in the thousands. Ads for Armani, Versace, Missoni, Chanel and any other brand you couldn’t possibly afford (and possibly couldn’t even find for sale in your neck of the woods). Crazy outfits of sheer blouses without camisoles, plaids with polka dots, turquoise…

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Making the Most of The Fitting Room
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Making the Most of The Fitting Room

Ah, the fitting room. A dreaded location for many women. The room is often too small, sometimes smells funny, the mirrors are so unflattering (it’s not you!), there are pushy salespeople lurking when you want to be left alone and not a soul in sight when you need a different…

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The Old Denim Jacket
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The Old Denim Jacket

I usually do not buy overly trendy items. Didn’t get Uggs, no ponchos, no CK Jeans tees, or Bebe rhinestoned jeans. Nary a Louis Vuitton or faux LV purse in my closet. However when the puffed sleeve look was in a few years ago, I bought a jacket. It was…

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Quality AND Quantity
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Quality AND Quantity

This Sunday I went to the mall. As a previous mall employee, I try to steer clear of shopping arenas between Thanksgiving and New Year, however the receipt of a generous mall gift certificate, a change to bitter cold weather (and me a different size from last winter) and an…

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Fashion Truth and Fiction
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Fashion Truth and Fiction

We have hear many “rules” for fashion over the years – some which is valid, much which is not. I do believe there are some things that are universally flattering, some things that should be banned from stores for being so universally unflattering. There are a few fashion “rules” that…

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