Posts Categorized: reader requests

Reader Request: The All Black Wardrobe

How to make an all-black wardrobe chic and interesting

Reader Jen e-mailed me this request:

I write to you because the dress code at my [beauty] school is all black. I like black but don’t wear it very often because color makes me happier. I would love if you could do a reader request post about a few basic, reasonably priced black items that can be used to comprise a couple of different outfits. School only goes through February so cool weather clothing is ideal. Leggings are not permitted, except under dresses, and neither is denim. If you had some recommendations for a couple of outfits I would be very grateful. read more

Originally posted 2013-11-13 06:15:44.

Reader Request: Working Those Black Dresses

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Reader Alyson e-mailed me this question:

I have seven black dresses in my closet. Seven. I remember purchasing two of them and I think I have inherited the rest. Two are what would be consider shirt dresses with long sleeves, one dress with cap sleeves, and four are sleeveless. Only one has embellishment of any kind in the form of lace around the collar.¬†I have no idea how to wear these dresses, more importantly what to wear with them. Part of the problem is that I live in tropical, sunny Florida. They’re great work wear but I’m just at a loss. read more

Originally posted 2013-11-07 06:11:11.

Reader Request: Styling Asymmetrics

How to style and wear asymmetric clothes and accessories

Reader Beth e-mailed me this question:

I’ve started branching out into asymmetric pieces. Nothing too dramatic but I often find myself unsure of what to do with them. For instance, I have a dress that has an asymmetric neckline and I love it, it’s totally my style and it’s comfy/fun to wear. But when I start looking to add accessories or a cardigan or something else, I feel like I’m not doing a great job of making the best of the asymmetry. It looks… not right. Any tips on how to integrate asymmetrical pieces into your wardrobe? read more

Originally posted 2013-09-24 06:13:03.