Ask the Edit: fall sweaters, bridesmaids dresses, football game attire, and more fashion advice.
I need a purple dress for a wedding. There are only three bridesmaids and we’re all wearing different colors, and get to pick our own dresses. Something in the eggplant or plum color variety is preferred, but I’m open to options! Please help!
Picking your own bridesmaid dress, nice. Here are a few options from most expensive to least expensive.
This Trina Turk plum lace dress is pretty phenomenal. This structured Romi strapless dress is a modern choice. This Calvin Klein off-the-shoulder dress has trendy bell sleeves. And this Adrianna Papell dress makes velvet-burnout cool again.
I’m heading to a football game with my boyfriend and his family. I went to a school where going to the game wasn’t an event you dressed up for and am out of my league. He went to the Naval Academy, so we are looking at cooler October temperatures for the game. Do you have any thoughts on chic football attire? Thank you!!
I come from the school of thought that you should wear team attire to the game. I like this Naval Academy half-zip in grey and this Navy sweatshirt. But if I were going to the game, I would probably take a different route to showing some fan pride and looking cute.
I need to replace my chambray button up shirt this fall. I would like to spend under $100 and prefer it slightly more fitted/tailored than relaxed. Any favorites? Thanks so much!
For a sophisticated looking chambray button-up, I like this $49 Community Clothing tailored top. This Brooks Brothers shirt is also a winner. But if I were buying for myself, I would pick this textured Tommy Hilfiger shirt or I would go for this tunic-length top from Banana Republic.
I just wanted to say your blog has helped me tremendously with style and career advice. I was wondering what handbags/totes/bags you recommend for commuting via public transportation and also going to grad school? I find I’m carrying books, notebooks, laptop, lunch, and other essentials and my large black longchamp is not holding up well. Do you think a backpack is the best option? Thanks!
In law school, I switched off between a Dagne Dover Legend Tote and a Lo & Sons OMG bag. They both held up beautifully. The Lo & Sons holds the most, so that might be your best option, as they also make a bigger size, The OG.
If you choose to go with a backpack, don’t fight the fact that it’s a backpack by trying to pick a “cool” one. Just pick a simple, functional one and you’ll be fine. I like the Herschel bags. If you’re going to splurge, my boyfriend highly recommends the Tumi backpack.
Do you have a favorite grey legging? Thank you!
At first, I thought this was an oddly specific question. Then, I realized that I do have a favorite grey legging, but it depends on what kind of leggings you want.
If you’re looking for athletic attire, I like the Zella midi-tights in the grey melange. If you’re just looking for a cozy legging, I like this Halogen seamed leggings. I wear mine under tunic sweaters around the house. But for pure basic leggings, fall into The Gap.
LOVE your blog. I was wondering if you had any good recommendations for cozy fall sweaters that are cotton? It seems like all my favorite stores only have sweaters in wool or cashmere, and while totally cozy, they’re all dry-clean only! I just want some cute sweaters that I can throw in the wash without worrying that I just ruined a $200 purchase. Totally cool with air-drying or hand-washing.
A lot of readers ask for cotton sweaters because of allergies or because they don’t want to care for wool or cashmere. I recently bought this AllSaints Itat Shrug cardigan, and I am obsessed with it. For a more consistent selection, there are three retailers I would bookmark.
For work, I would switch over to Ann Taylor. Their silk/cotton sweater is machine washable. I also like this lantern sleeve sweater. And this cotton/poly blend puff sleeve sweater is definitely on my wish list.
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