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”!

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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Accessories Make the Woman
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Accessories Make the Woman

“You always look so put together!” “I love your sense of style!” “What a cool necklace, where ever did you get it?” “I wish I could put together outfits like you.” “What a great outfit!” I received 23 compliments on my outfit or a piece of my outfit today. No,…

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Dressing For The Occasion
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Dressing For The Occasion

This weekend I attended a wedding. Weddings are difficult days to dress for. What time is the wedding? Where is it located? What religion is the couple? What is your role (or the role of your date) in this wedding? What colors are unacceptable? What Time is The Wedding?Etiquette states…

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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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