Posts Tagged: tutorial

How to Prepare for a Shopping Trip

Know your budget: No, really. Do NOT shop without knowing how much cash you have, and how much you can comfortably spend. Shopping blindly leads to shopping regret of one kind or another.

Inventory your closet: Annoying, but worth it. Many of us buy duplicates or near-duplicates, and that practice can be avoided by familiarizing yourself with your current wardrobe. And before you buy anything, ask yourself: Do I love this because it’s perfectly “me” or because it’s incredibly familiar? read more

Originally posted 2011-07-22 06:01:17.

Reader Request: Casual Shorts, Dressy Shorts

How to wear casual shorts outfits AND dressy shorts outfits

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Readers Carrie and Kelli had similar requests:

I’d love to find out how to wear shorts stylishly, both casually and more dressy, for spring and summer. And how plus-size women can wear them and look great.

Most of my thoughts on how to pick shorts that flatter your bod – including some recommendations for various heights and body types – can be found in this post on stylish shorts. So if you’re wondering which style to purchase and wear, start there! But if you’re looking for some ways to style your shorts for the season, read on: read more

Originally posted 2011-06-20 06:11:32.

Reader Request: Sweaty Gal Style

Dressing tips for women who sweat, how to downplay sweat stains

Several women popped the same question into the most recent suggestion box: How exactly is a sweaty gal supposed to stay stylish? And although this may seem particularly appropriate for summer, those of us who sweat buckets do so year-round, so I’ve included tips for both cold and warm weather!

When it’s hot out …

Natural fibers: If you pit out all tops no matter what, you might think that fiber content won’t matter. And it might not make a huge visual difference, but it is likely to make a comfort-level difference. Cotton and linen breathe. Polyester and spandex do not. Do your bod a favor, and err on the natural side. read more

Originally posted 2011-06-16 06:16:41.