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 Dress for Respect for Most Any Situation
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How to Dress for Respect for Most Any Situation

Clothing may be a form of art, a way to express ourselves, and just a way to stay warm and not get arrested when out and about. But clothing is about much more than that. Why do we wear a suit for an interview, black for a funeral, a dress…

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Newport News Update
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Newport News Update

So my clothes arrived. What a disappointment. First, I hate it when I order something and I receive not only my garments but 50,000 clearance catalogs and a bunch of other crap that killed a dozen trees to generate and go straight into the garbage. That being said, the items…

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Cooking Artichokes
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Cooking Artichokes

Last night I cooked artichokes. I have eaten artichokes, but always pieces in a sauce, salad or dip. I never cooked artichokes nor had the desire. They were perfect, delicious. My husband and I sat on the floor watching TV, a dip of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise on the floor…

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Winter 2006 – Wardrobe Essentials
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Winter 2006 – Wardrobe Essentials

1. A Pair of Tall Boots. If you do not own a pair now, this is the season to purchase some. Kitten heels, flats, high heels, laces, suede, pointy toe or flat, they all seem to be stylish and in stock at every store. Boots may seem like a major…

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Ode to My Ann Taylor Denim Trousers
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Ode to My Ann Taylor Denim Trousers

When my pants get too big, I do a happy dance.Finally! I have eaten less, I have eaten better, I have exercised more, it is paying off! When my pants get too big, I boast to my husband.Look baby, Look how much room is in the waist! The thighs! I’m…

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Tuesday Tip – For the Fashion Fearful
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Tuesday Tip – For the Fashion Fearful

Many of you may be reading this for entertainment. You are stylish, you are hip to trends. You know what looks good on you and what is positively ghastly. You wear your shape with pride and class. You don’t need assistance, you’re just cruising by. Others, you care, but you…

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Tuesday’s Tip – Mind Over Matter
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Tuesday’s Tip – Mind Over Matter

This is a post I have been thinking about writing; have made drafts but never completed. This is to many women in my life who fear that caring for their looks detracts from their intelligence. You are beautiful, you deserve to feel great about all aprts of you, not just…

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Tuesday Tip – Add Class To Your Wardrobe and Not Spend a Dime
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Tuesday Tip – Add Class To Your Wardrobe and Not Spend a Dime

Remove all Logos. Would you ever see Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, or even Ashley Olsen or Gwyneth Paltrow in a tee shirt with rhinestone appliquéd “Bebe” on her chest? I think not. The first problem with logoed shirts (be it says “sexy thing,” “American Eagle” or “Proud to be an…

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