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Wonderful Adaptive Clothing Options for the Season

Adding even one of the new looks can liven up your style and make you feel good. Be sure to check with your adaptive designers to see if they have the looks to get you there! About the Author: Stephanie Alves is the Founder and Designer of ABL Denim, a premium denim adaptive jean line made in U.S.A. for men, women and children. 

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Design Matters: Will You Be My Accessibly Fashioned Valentine?

We just put the bubbly away and now we’re worried about blizzards back east and El Niño out west. But let’s not think about that right now. Let’s talk about love. Love of your family, love of dear friends, love of those who are good to you. Valentine’s Day is about giving a token of gratitude. Being kind to yourself also goes in that category. On this Valentine’s Day, how about something nice to wear for yourself or someone that you care about? Hot New Fashion Trends Made Accessible for You In my last Abilities.com blog in the Fall of 2015, I talked about adding some punch to clothes already in one’s closet. Adding appliques and embroidery is an easy...

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Fashion Enabled by Kate Matelan

Shirt, shoes — and wait — leg bag required? Sure, as wheelchair users we may have a couple extra accessories tagging along and a couple more obstacles to figure out, but that doesn’t automatically make fashionable clothing on wheels unattainable. Here’s my side of things. I rock a bit of a quad belly, pee out of my belly button, and confidently own my 20-ish degrees of spinal curvature. Gimpy hands make buttons a chore and manual pushing has taught me to beware of white pants. If any of that sounds familiar or is relatable, then trust me, you can find clothing out there that fits your needs and looks up-to-date. Actor and singer Ali Stroker models an Ag Apparel jacket....

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Design Matters for Accessible Fall Fashions

Whether it's colored leaves falling or Indian summer in your part of the country, Fall inspires hitting that refresh button. New events, new opportunities, impending holidays and future gift giving can inspire some ideas that add dimension to life and relationships. How we dress can reflect on how we feel. People with disabilities can look to what's trending while shopping for accessible, comfortable clothing. You may even want to have something altered to fit your needs. On the West Coast, The Able Tailor can help. Build Your New Accessible Wardrobe from Treasures Already in your Closet I always suggest looking at what you already own. Do you just need to hem those pants to make the leg fit a littler...

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Summer Fav - The Sweat Short

Summer is here and our new styles have rolled in right behind it. With the arrival of our new Sweat Shorts, you can look fresh in summer style! How did “sweat” anything become stylish, you ask? Over the years we see the revival of sport luxe fashion and the Sweatpants and Sweat Shorts have become stand out pieces in most every men’s fashion brand. However, not every pair of sweat pants or sweat shorts you see is now magically fashionable, so we wouldn’t recommend cutting up your high school track sweats. We do recommend taking a look at the new Sweat Shorts that we’ve specifically designed for your comfort and your style. Tell all your lady friends to stay tuned...

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