Posts Categorized: tutorial

Reader Request: Color Simplified

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Gorgeous reader Abi had this request:

I’d love it if you could explain colour for me – how do I know what colours suit me, what goes, what clashes, etc.? I know other people have written articles about this, but they’re complicated and confusing. No one just seems to break it down in a way that works.

Like this from Gala Darling. It gives me 6 possible categories and I can’t be all of them. Or this from Academic Chic. It’s way too complicated and theoretical.

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Originally posted 2009-08-17 05:51:00.

Reader Request: Layering Necklines

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Reader Jori sent me this question via e-mail:

Now that we’re entering serious layering season, I was thinking it would be interesting for you to do a post on layering necklines. Specifically, I have a couple of pieces with sweetheart necklines, which I love, but I’m having a hard time figuring out what other types of necklines I can layer under them (other than a turtleneck). That’s a pretty specific problem, but then I started thinking about mixing v-necks with crew necks, etc, and was wondering if there are any guidelines for such things. Just layering v-necks with v-necks, for example, seems overly restrictive, but there are also plenty of times when mixing and matching just looks weird.

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Originally posted 2010-11-08 06:01:00.

How to Deal with Ill-fitting Shoes

How to fix shoes that don't fit perfectly, including advice for shoes that are loose, tight, or slip at the heel!

Now. The best way to deal with ill-fitting shoes is never to buy them to begin with. But there are many reasons why they might sneak into our wardrobes: They feel fine at the store, they feel fine for the first few wearings, they change shape slightly after the first few wearings, our feet swell, they were gifts, they were shot-in-the-dark eBay purchases. (That last one applies to my Faryl Robin Suzus, pictured above.) So, should you find yourself with a pinchy, wobbly, or otherwise ill-fitting pair, here are some of the most common solutions:

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Originally posted 2012-06-15 06:34:14.