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”!

The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News Nordstrom to ban sales of exotic skins and genuine fur by end of 2021. (Fashionista) Inside the bidding war for the plus size fashion retailers Catherines. (Rascal Honey) If there’s a name you need to know in fashion, it’s Kerby Jean-Raymond. This man is changing the fashion game…

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Ask Allie: The Correct Hem Length for Every Style of Pants
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Ask Allie: The Correct Hem Length for Every Style of Pants

One of the most popular questions I get from readers is what is the proper length to hem pants? Years ago, there was a cut and dry answer, but these days even hemlines get caught up in fashion trends. However, there are some classic guidelines to follow if you’re looking…

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The World is on Fire, Why is Fashion so Beige?
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The World is on Fire, Why is Fashion so Beige?

Why has fashion decided that muted and drab colors are chic? We’re in a damn pandemic, the world is literally on fire, we’re sick of our homes and our closets, and retailers say you know what I think you’ll want? Taupe! Eggplant! Heather gray! Oatmeal! Clay! Maybe we’ll get a…

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How to Style a Navy Maxi Dress for Fall and Winter
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How to Style a Navy Maxi Dress for Fall and Winter

A reader recently reached out asking for advice on how to style a summer maxi dress for fall and into winter.  I originally was going to answer her style question in the “From the Mailbag” portion of my Friday Shop series, but because it is such a piece that many…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News The enduring fan base that boosts Bath & Body Works. (Retail Dive) Aurora James, the founder of Brother Vellies and the 15 Percent Pledge is changing – and challenging – how we think about fashion. (Fashionista) Walmart is being very strategic with their recent focus on fashion. (CNN…

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Sweater Weather Must-Haves
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Sweater Weather Must-Haves

It’s officially sweater weather in the majority of the United States and I’m excited.  While I am not looking forward to the shorter days and the bitter cold to come after fall, right now I am enjoying the crisp air, the ability to open the windows, and the change to…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News Inside YouTube star Mindy McKnight’s haircare line with Walmart, which is on track for $30 million in sales in its first year. (Business Insider) A ‘rocky’ fall season lies ahead for retailers. (Retail Dive) Kerby Jean-Raymond announced a new platform called “Your Friends in New York” that is…

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How to Style Knee-High Boots for 2020
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How to Style Knee-High Boots for 2020

Knee-high boots have been a popular fashion trend almost consistently for over a decade. Few fashion trends have such staying power. Why have tall boots remained popular for so long? For the same reason that many fashion trends last and occasionally overstay their welcome – it’s a trend that is…

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