Posts Categorized: shopping

Reader Request: Color and the Well-edited Wardrobe

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Reader A sent me this question via e-mail:

I was shopping with my sister, and she was telling me that her wardrobe is composed entirely of neutrals, plus green, purple and…yellow, I think. This, she said, is why she can spend as much on clothes as she does – everything she buys can go with everything else. I have to admit that the concept in theory appeals to me. I love clothes, but I’m more likely to wear favorites over and over again, and I’m always tempted to pare down my wardrobe to the essentials. I was taken enough with the idea that I even mentally picked my triad of colors and have been browsing my favorite shopping sites with an eye out for teal, purple and orange.

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Originally posted 2011-12-02 06:15:51.

Adding Sass to the Work-wear Separates Formula

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

How to make the office outfit of black pants and a solid top look modern and chic.

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Black slacks. Present in nearly every office-working woman’s wardrobe and considered to be a versatile workhorse. Which they are. BUT they can be a bit of a crutch for anyone stuck in a style rut, especially those relying almost exclusively on the black-slacks-bright-solid-top combo. I applaud ANYONE who opts to wear bold colors for any reason at any time, but this combination of pieces always gives me pause. Here’s why:

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Doing Better Moving Forward: Thoughts on Sustainable Style One Year Later

A style blogger recaps shopping and dressing sustainably for a year.

In September of 2015, I watched “The True Cost” and it changed my life. I decided that I would never again purchase any fashion item that was not either:

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Secondhand/used
  • Handmade
  • Created using sustainable materials
  • Created using fair trade/transparent labor practices

I wrote about my reasoning and thought process – including how I would handle the items in my existing wardrobe that didn’t fit these criteria – in this post, so if you’re curious about the backstory, I highly recommend taking a peek at that first! But if you’re up to speed on all that, I’ll dig right into how I’m feeling after a year (and a few months) of living with these restrictions.

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