Elizabeth Wellington is the lifestyle columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Inquirer.com. She muses about all things fashion, lifestyle and pop-culture.

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Iconic boutique Knit Wit has closed its last Philadelphia-area store. What’s next for its owner? | Elizabeth Wellington

With Knit Wit, Ann Gitter had a permanent brick and mortar presence in the local fashion scene for more than 50 years. Now that Knit Wit is closed, what's on Gitter's bucket list?

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Philadelphia’s new police chief Danielle Outlaw doesn’t have a bob. Here’s why that’s awesome. | Elizabeth Wellington

Outlaw’s arrival as Philadelphia’s top cop is good for the city if for no other reason than her familiar Philly girl-next-door look might possibly make police officers think twice before disrespecting those who may look like her, that they may be less quick to profile and more prone to listening.

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Banni Peru: How a former Mr. Cheyney University became the king of the puffy coat | Elizabeth Wellington

This local designer has made the boxy puffer coat a tad bit sleeker and a whole lot hotter, thanks to celebrity endorsements from Teyana Taylor, Cardi B and Fabolous.

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An ode to January: Why it’s the best month of the year | Elizabeth Wellington

So yes, January, as long as the wine fridge is stocked, bring on the surprise snow day. Or two.

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2019 was the year of Body Positivity. Thanks, Lizzo. | Elizabeth Wellington

While fat activists and plus-size fashion advocates have demanded respect for years, BOPO has really taken hold in the mainstream this year -- and that’s largely due to Lizzo.

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Milkboy expands its band Ts into full-fledged clothing line | Elizabeth Wellington

MilkBoy T-shirts are just a part of the merch. Also available online are totes, socks, knit caps, and baby onesies.

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Philly online retailer launches private-label sportswear collection for the girl-on-the-go | Elizabeth Wellington

OTG, which stands for On the Go, is a collection of activewear that's highly technical, as in you can wear it to Soul Cycle, but still has a relaxed aesthetic.