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”!

Cloth Face Masks Review
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Cloth Face Masks Review

The need to wear face masks isn’t going away any time soon.  Just because the world is over covid doesn’t mean covid is over.  It is proven that if everyone wears a face mask, the chance of spreading is reduced drastically.  I have been purchasing a lot of face masks…

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How Does One Get the Polished Look?
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How Does One Get the Polished Look?

How does one get the polished look? This, and different variations of this question show up in my keywords in my blog analytics on a daily basis. It seems that most women are searching for the Holy Grail of style instead of working on those spreadsheets or proposals at work! …

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Shopping Hits & Misses, J. Crew Edition
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Shopping Hits & Misses, J. Crew Edition

Right now I am on a spending… I wouldn’t say freeze but a serious reduction. With so many brands coming out with concerning business practices I am hesitant. I am looking to work with what I have, and when I do need to shop, to do some research before I…

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The Best Breton Striped Shirt?
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The Best Breton Striped Shirt?

I love a Breton striped shirt. It’s as easy as a solid t-shirt, but has more style. More polish than a graphic tee, more relaxed than a button-front, and transcends trends better than any other print in your closet. Yes even leopard print. But not all striped shirts are created…

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Nude Pumps for Non-white Skintones: an ALLY Shoes Review
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Nude Pumps for Non-white Skintones: an ALLY Shoes Review

A mainstay in work and dress attire is a pair of low-contrast pumps or flats that do not cut the legline nor compete with your outfit. Many style experts recommend a pair of nude pumps with an almond or slightly pointed toe, but few retailers realize that calling that beige…

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Sundresses for Truly Hot Summers
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Sundresses for Truly Hot Summers

It drives me bonkers when dresses made from heavy fabric or layers of polyester are recommended as great summer dresses.  Where do these people live, the Arctic Circle?  Here in the Washington DC area, summer is hot, and it is humid.  We call most days of July, August, and even…

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How to Prevent Chub Rub (and how to heal it if you get it)
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How to Prevent Chub Rub (and how to heal it if you …

Woman, I see your Google searches and I feel your pain… literally. The dreaded chub rub.  Thighs rubbing together is bad enough, but add sweat and you can end up with a rash, welts, zits, and more. I’ve tried a ton of products on the market and more fail rather…

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How to Make Money on Poshmark
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How to Make Money on Poshmark

by Amanda Miska My name is Amanda, and I have been reselling clothing since 2008. I used to have a vintage store with my sister on Etsy (and blogged about vintage fashion, which is how I had the pleasure of meeting Alison!), dabbled in eBay, and have been selling on…

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