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”!

Dressing to Disguise a Belly in Summer
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Dressing to Disguise a Belly in Summer

I have a large stomach that can easily pass for being seven or more months pregnant if I let it hang out and do not camouflage. Wearing A-line garments is tricky because I inevitably get asked if I’m pregnant. My “uniform” is slacks, a fitted tee or shirt, and a…

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Stylish Wide Width Shoes for Spring
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Stylish Wide Width Shoes for Spring

I’ve written before about my trouble finding wide width shoes for spring and summer.  While I can usually stuff my foot into a boot or pump, my high-volume, wide feet with short toes struggle to find sandals, loafers, mules, and slides to fit.  I shared my search for wide width…

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Lands’ End Friends & Family Sale: My Picks
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Lands’ End Friends & Family Sale: My Picks

If there’s ever been a best time to shop Lands’ End it’s right now.  They excel in spring and summer fashion and gear.  Even better, their Friends & Family sale started with 40% off full price purchases with promo code FAMILY and PIN 6894.  I’ve been a fan of Lands’…

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Highlighter Brights with White
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Highlighter Brights with White

If you read my post about how to wear the neon trend, you’ve already seen this outfit. This is a “real life outfit” that I wore on a day out and about.  It was one of those days that looked warm with clear blue skies but was quite windy with…

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How to Rock the Neon Trend as a Grown-Ass Woman
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How to Rock the Neon Trend as a Grown-Ass Woman

I know not everyone loves neon, but I do. When Wham! Came out with their video to “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” I was OBSESSED.  My parents didn’t have a lot of money, but they got me a neon orange scarf to tie in a big bow on the…

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Commissioning Denisa Piatti Custom Jewelry
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Commissioning Denisa Piatti Custom Jewelry

I love hoop earrings, and since high school, I’ve worn bamboo hoops. Although I still wear them,  I feel they are looking a bit try-hard on me if not with just the right outfit. I don’t walk around with a t-shirt saying, “No really, I’ve worn these earrings for 25…

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Chub Rub: How to Fight it and Heal it This Summer
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Chub Rub: How to Fight it and Heal it This Summer

Girl, 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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The Best Swimsuits: Hits and Misses
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The Best Swimsuits: Hits and Misses

Last week we discussed the difficulty in finding a great pair of white jeans.  This week, another difficult item to shop for, swimsuits.  The worst! If they fit on the bottom they don’t on the top, they ride, they sag, they showcase everything we want hidden, they don’t support or…

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