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As we slowly say goodbye to sweat sets and welcome pre-COVID favorites back into our closets, it’s no surprise that cult classic pieces like denim have been one of the first to spike in a new way. You may have read one of my previous blog posts on the latest denim trend: Wide-Leg Jeans. In case you missed it, I talk about how Gen Z has recently declared skinny jeans “out” and non-skinny jeans back “in.” This includes straight leg, stovepipe, boyfriend, mom, dad, flare, and all other styles of non-skinny denim. …


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Neutral Rebel is not my full-time job (yet). I also work in public policy in Washington, D.C. and, 14 months after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, my organization has started going back to the office twice a week.

I know many others have been, or soon will be, back in the office, as well. It’s felt like forever since we’ve worn real clothes (aka not pajamas). Like, what are pants with a button? Don’t even get me started on heels.

And because it’s felt so long since we’ve worn human clothes that we would wear anywhere other than our…


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Moms are one of the most — if not the most — important people in our lives. And there’s one a day a year dedicated to celebrating them and everything they’ve done for us. Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9th — are you prepared?

My mom is a huge supporter of Neutral Rebel. Not only because it’s her daughter’s boutique, but also because she genuinely loves the product. It’s always been one of my goals to make Neutral Rebel versatile, and that doesn’t just translate to garment color or shape. …


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Wow, it’s almost April! We’re already past the one-year “anniversary” of COVID-19, for lack of a better word.

And you know the old saying: “April showers bring May flowers.” 🌸 It’s springtime across the country, meaning plenty of rain but also warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and the countdown to summer.

While we celebrate when spring comes around again, despite the usual onslaught of seasonal allergies, one of the toughest parts of the transition is the unpredictable weather. Neutral Rebel is based in Washington, D.C., right in the Mid-Atlantic. That means we can start the week at 40 degrees with rain…


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I’ve been on TikTok A LOT recently. This means, like everyone else on the app, I get firsthand awareness of trends in music, fashion, and all other things pop culture. It’s both a blessing and a curse. Generation Z (aka Zoomers) are the ones calling all the shots in the latest trends recently. The ones in their prime are aged 18–24. One of their most recent proclamations is… skinny jeans are out.

I don’t know what gives Gen Z the power to decide anything. Anyone whose birth year begins with a 2 should have zero decision-making power. But that’s beside…


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If you’re a living, breathing human woman who has shopped at all in the last couple months, you have probably noticed one particular trend in the fashion world: shackets.

A shacket — a mix between a shirt and a jacket — is a layering dream. They’re often made of a flannel-adjacent material that’s thick enough to act as a jacket, while still being thin enough to be comfortable as a shirt and not too stiff, heavy, or warm. It’s a great option for that in-between fall/spring temperature where you don’t need a coat. You can throw it on over a…


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I would argue that Sherpa is the most popular fabric in fashion right now. Sure, suede and velvet always comes back in style during the fall and winter — that’s a given. But jackets made from Sherpa are currently everywhere in many different forms and variations; you can’t go to any retailer’s website without seeing it. It’s been around for a while, but what is it?

Sherpa is a fabric made from polyester, acrylic, or cotton. It looks like shearling, or sheep’s fur, worn by the Sherpa people of Nepal, but it’s not made from real fur. This is how…


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Bodysuits. They’re a phenomenon in women’s fashion that have become increasingly popular in the last couple years.

Men often call them onesies or leotards, ogling at the sartorial contraption that covers our whole torso and has multiple snaps at the crotch.

The origins of the modern bodysuit are actually quite interesting. This style was first designed in the 19th century by French gymnast and acrobat Jules Léotard, who actually didn’t name the garment after himself. He called it a “maillot,” which in French refers to a tight-fitting shirt. …


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Some women love handbags, others love shoes. There are certain things in life that people are willing to invest in, but if there’s any part of your closet you’re able to spend good money on, it should be your jewelry.

Inexpensive clothes vary wildly in quality, and even low quality clothing can hold out for a while if you wear it gently and take proper care of it. So, it’s a greater return on investment to buy cheaper clothes because it’s more likely to last longer. But inexpensive jewelry is a totally different story.

Have you ever bought a $5…


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In my daily life, I often see women wearing jeans and other pants that are too long.

This is less noticeable when said pants are paired with flats or sandals, but when worn with ankle boots, pants can bunch up like an accordion. And the higher the shaft, the worse it gets.

It only costs an average of $10 to get pants hemmed at your local tailor. While I understand that can be a significant cost to many, it is possible to buy well-fitting, affordable jeans at the outset.

No matter your budget, many brands offer jeans in petite or…

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