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No matter who you are. No matter where you shop. No matter your style. We all face the same unsolvable problem of clothing sizing. The problem is universal whether you are skinny, short, curvy, or muscular. Size numbers rarely reflect an accurate fit and more often seem to be arbitrary.

I can try a top, dress, and a sweater of the same size from the same brand, and each one will fit differently. How is this possible?

The standardized sizing does not fit all. We are all unique with different curves, proportions, and body types. …


I am very excited to share a few thoughts about the new-to-me AYR brand (pronounced ‘air’). The brand is based in NYC and focuses on effortless classics that any wardrobe needs. Whether you are heading to a date, playdate, dinner, or office — AYR has the perfect option.

I know many brands offer small but mighty wardrobe collections. I am not arguing that this is the only brand to shop for; merely pointing out that AYR has thoughtful and practical pieces that have a considerable potential to become your go-to pieces no matter the weather.

AYR’s items have no sparkles, bows, ruffles, or dramatic cuts and prints. Yet, they offer must-have designs, timeless silhouettes, quality construction, and effortless styles. No matter where you are heading, AYR will not let you down. …


Effortless, stylish, timeless — the simple yet powerful words which describe timeless fashion icons who have mesmerized the world with their elegant looks. Icons’ refined ensembles often consist of simple, timeless pieces paired with a touch of confidence.

As simple as this might sound, it is not easy to join the ranks of fashion icons whose styles are timeless yet fresh and innovative.

What is their secret?

To find the answer, I dove into the article, “7 Style Rules All “Timeless Women” Follow” by Allyson Payer of Who What Wear Online Magazine. …


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Everyday fundamental pant is my goal, my dream, and my never-ending search.

My dream pant is an elegant, wide-leg in a subtle print from light but structured material that sits impeccably on hips with enough room to move effortlessly.

It sounds simple enough, yet I cannot find a single pair that checks off all the boxes. I want a quality material, impeccable design, justified price tag, and most importantly, no bagginess behind the thighs.

I am talking about elegant, timeless pants that create sophisticated looks, not tights, jeans, or leggings. I want pants that convey style and poise.

My Quest

I have been searching for years for the perfect pant. When I was young, I used to wear polyester pants that are stretchy and sit snug around my backside. They never stretched, expertly presenting my assets to the world. …


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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” Coco Chanel.

Coco’s quote cannot be more true when it comes to self-expression and style. We all are unique individuals with a distinctive sense of style, and we all express ourselves in novel ways.

For me, nothing speaks louder than shoes and purses. These two items reveal more about our style than we can imagine. Do we like bright colors, bold patterns, natural pallets, animal prints, or monotone looks?

I have written about shoes before, and you all know how I feel about them — ecstatic! …


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Beautiful snowy winter is around the corner. The temperature will soon drop, and the weather will greet us with freezing wind, chilly mornings, and, hopefully, some snowfall. One of the best ways to stay warm in frigid temperatures is to wear a parka jacket. I will share with you the art of winter layering with a parka jacket.

The Parka Jacket

Did you know that Arctic hunters and fishermen used to wear a parka jacket back in the day? The parka jacket was perfect for cold weather because it was heavily insulated, often lined with fur or faux fur, and had a hood. During the second world war, the parka jacket gained popularity when armies used the parka jacket to protect from freezing weather. …


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Many of us tend to wear comfy ragged clothes when something unpleasant is happing in our lives. While I understand that dressing up and putting on makeup is not a solution, getting out of PJs and putting on something nice can elevate one’s spirits.

Right now, most of us have to juggle complicated lives: working from home, homeschooling children, taking care of our parents or grandparents, and trying to stay sane in the current environment.

Every day looks the same as the one before. We wake up, brush our teeth, and head into the kitchen to put on a pot of coffee. The fresh, delicious smell fills up a kitchen giving us hope of a new day. …


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Nowadays, it is easy to get sucked in into a sea of new and existing clothing brands, the latest fashion drops, and never-ending fabulous sales. Fashion brands have become experts at nudging us to buy a new dress, shoes, or handbag. Sneaky advertisements make it hard for us to say no. But hard does not mean impossible.

I will share my thoughts on avoiding unnecessary purchases, staying within your budget, and not clutter your closet.

I look around today, and I spot a large selection of the latest merchandise from expensive fashion houses to cheaper fast fashion brands. There are new eco-conscious brands that offer sustainable materials and timeless looks. …


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“I have to have it. This is exactly what I have been looking for,” said I, pulling out my credit card to splurge on another pair of jeans.

How often do we make a snap decision to purchase a new item that we truly do not need but simply want?

If you think this never happens to you, you are probably wrong.

“88.6% of Americans have succumbed to the temptations of impulse shopping, with an average spend of $81.75 per session or $17.78 billion per year. Americans also make up to 156 impulse purchases every year, spending up to $5400 annually, or $324,000 over their lifetime.”


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You don’t need to hide your best assets beneath ill-fitting clothes! Celebrate your curves with wardrobe essentials that flatter them to perfection. Get started by adding some of these must-haves to your capsule wardrobe, then build from there.

About

Abi Khait

Fashion Enthusiast. Organization Freak. Chocolate Lover. Optimist. My Blog: https://www.updateyourstyle.com/ & Instagram: abi.khait

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