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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”!

Sunshine on a Rainy Day: The Best Striped Sweaters
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Sunshine on a Rainy Day: The Best Striped Sweaters

Let’s be real here. While magazines, blogs, and online boutiques will be all about fabulous coats, cute beanies with pom-poms, and glitzy looks for holiday parties; the main thing you’ll be wearing from now through spring are sweaters. Sweaters with trousers to the office, with jeans on the weekends, with…

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Burgundy – The Unexpected Neutral This Season
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Burgundy – The Unexpected Neutral This Season

Last week I featured red, and this week I am featuring burgundy, a dark red.  However, I featured red as a pop of color that can add vibrancy to neutrals, while burgundy, merlot, and other dark reds are essentially a neutral.  Especially this season, a dark red is a chic…

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Wide Calf Snow Boots and Rain Boots
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Wide Calf Snow Boots and Rain Boots

Before you know it, winter and the weather that comes with it will be upon us. Wide calf snow boots and rain boots can be hard to find, and it makes sense to start looking early while there is selection.  You want to protect yourself from snowdrifts and puddles, but…

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Your Closet Could Use a Pop of Color!
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Your Closet Could Use a Pop of Color!

Fall is shades of pumpkin, chocolate, camel, pine green, and cream.  After a summer full of brights, whites, and pastels, it feels downright refreshing to switch to autumnal hues. But like the leaves on the trees as they go from being a beautiful riot of color to dried dullness on…

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Talbots Friends and Family Sale: My Picks
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Talbots Friends and Family Sale: My Picks

From October 23 – 27 2019, Talbots is having their Friends and Family sale where you can get 30% off your entire purchase with promo code FRIENDS.  I am a big fan of Talbots; I love their size range (Misses, Petites, Tall, Plus, and Plus Petite).  I think their quality…

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The Best Plus Size Bras and Intimates for Grown Women
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The Best Plus Size Bras and Intimates for Grown Women

I LOVED Glamour Magazine’s feature on plus size fashion. However, their picks for the best plus size fashion skewed a bit… young. Nothing wrong with that, Glamour is a magazine catered to younger Millenials. But what about us grown women? Those of us over 35, and maybe over 65? We…

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The Best Comfort Bra for Large Busts
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The Best Comfort Bra for Large Busts

I work from home; I technically could spend the whole day in my pajamas but that’s neither good for morale nor the chance to interact with the outside world. While I believe a properly fitting bra won’t be painful, even well-fitting bras feel great being taken off at the end…

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Workwear from Universal Standard
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Workwear from Universal Standard

Universal Standard invited me to share a week of workwear looks from their brand on my Instagram Stories.  While Universal Standard is known for elevated wardrobe essentials, they also have great office fashion and wanted to showcase it.  I agree, and below are the looks I used for that campaign. …

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