Outfit Formula: Motos with Skirts & Dresses

When a moto jacket is shorter in length and fairly fitted, the proportions work particularly well with dresses and skirts because it adds structure and lengthens the leg line. Remember that moto jackets needn’t be leather, black, or trimmed with lots of hardware.

Be Proud of Your Sartorial Preferences

Every so often one of my clients will apologize for liking a look, silhouette or design detail. For example, they’ll say, …

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The Bias Cut

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Making Alterations a Priority

When an item that you adore is a close-to-perfect fit and alterable, the question is whether you’ll go to the effort and expense …

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Link Love: Cold-Weather Sleepwear

Angie’s post last month on editing and updating our wardrobe basics, reminded me that I need some new Winter PJs so I’ve …

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Managing a Wardrobe in Two Homes

For the last nine months we’ve been living in both Seattle and Salt Lake City. Greg is working for a company that has …

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20 Spring and Summer Trends

I’ve worked my way through the Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear collections, pinning directional looks along the way. Through the chaos …

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Nine Reasons I Care About Style

Why do we care about our figure flattering priorities? Why do we bother with accessories and make-up? Why do we want fabulous hair, …

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Share the Wear to Make Your Favourites Last Longer

Over time, wardrobe items will tear, pill, scuff, snag, stretch, fade and get stains. Laundering an item weakens the fibres, changes …

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Fashion News Roundup: January 2019

Fashion brands branching out into home accessories, a new logo for Zara, a paywall for Condé Nast titles, and more news from the …

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Link Love: Bundling Up

With the polar vortex hitting the US East Coast and temps just below zero (Celsius) here in Belgium, I’ve rounded up some links …

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Fight, Accept and Enjoy

Last week’s post on the reality of aging seemed to strike a chord, with many thoughtful, empowering, candid and inspiring …

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Wardrobe Essentials, 2019

It’s time for the annual post on wardrobe essentials. To recap, wardrobe essentials are indispensable staples without which your …

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Eight Responsible Ways to Pass on Wardrobe Items

When editing your wardrobe you’ll need to pass some items on. Instead of throwing them away and sending them to a landfill, …

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Clothing Crease Tolerance Levels

My tolerance for creases is low. My style moniker is Urban Polish, and I take the polish part to heart. Outfit polish means different …

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The Reality of Aging

I turn 49 in July. To my 86-year-old Dad, I’m a spring chicken. To my 19-year old-nephew, I’m ancient. To me, I’m …

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Wet and Grey Versus Dry and Sunny

I find Seattle to be cold for much of the year. People often find that strange, since Seattle’s winters are mild …

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Link Love: Discovering New Fashion Brands

I thought January is a good time to round up some new brands that are being talked about in the fashion world right now. 11 ethical …

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Edit and Review Your Wardrobe Basics

Wardrobe basics are items like panties, bras, camisoles, socks, sleepwear, loungewear, hosiery and thermals. If you’re not a …

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Fashion News Roundup: January 2019

Pantone’s colour for 2019, a UN charter for sustainable fashion, a TV show based on British Vogue in the ’90s, and other …

Link Love: Lingerie in 2019

Last October, The Flex, a strapless bra from Harper Wilde, had racked up a 6,000 person wait list. The Guardian reports that “the …

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20 Stylish Do’s & Don’ts

Here are some thoughts on style that I revisit at the beginning of every year. I hope they resonate with you too. Don’t compare …

Happy 2019!

As festive and full of good cheer as the holidays are, I’m relieved when they’re over. Goodbye Christmas music that causes …