Panic-buying outerwear when the 10-day forecast shows below-freezing highs for the foreseeable future is inevitable during the coldest weeks of the year. But I am (more or less) holding myself accountable to the outerwear resolution I set last fall, though, of buying coats that are different in at least two respects from those in my possession. As I own only…

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Transitional weather can be difficult to dress for, but I see it as an opportunity to make full use of my wardrobe: here, a cold-weather sweater dress worn without dark base layers is calibrated for early spring with a pastel warm-weather swing jacket, and finished with seasonless sneakers. ASOS Design Swing Button Mac (size UK4) || Adidas Originals Pureboost X…

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Fashion’s association with frivolity stems in part from its disconnect with practicality. Beyond being just a barrier from harsh weather elements, clothing is often used to signal our gender identity, profession, mood, culture, or tribal identity. And for much of recorded history, fashion has also been used to suppress: corsets, for example, have been one of the most enduring forms…

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