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Author Archive | Naveed Hussain

  • How to Clean Out Your Closet and the Top 20 Clothes to Let Go Of

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    Dearest readers: As we wrap up our week of Style Motivation to help you look your best at ALL times and look through our archives to bring you smart ideas as we continue to celebrate our 15th anniversary comes a timeless lesson on what to keep, store and let go of. The end of the season is near, get ready to clear out your closet! With a new season ahead comes the perfect time to reorganize, reconsider and purge your…

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  • Fashion Week Is Coming (Again), so why should you care about the runway?

    Are we looking at fashion Week through rose colored glasses?

    This week’s FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post tackles a question that we so often ask ourselves. In our busy lives and overstuffed budgets, what the heck does the fashion shown on the runway have to do with our everyday life? Well, read on to see how… I’m working on the production of my C’est Chic Crash Course  and have to say that I am very proud and pleased with the way it’s shaping up… I know it will impact the way…

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  • How to Wear It Week! What to wear with an off-the-shoulder dress

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    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at a classic way to wear a summer standby. I recently bought a black short, off-the-shoulder dress. It is body-hugging until the hips and then has a balloon skirt until the knees. I later realized on that I am not very comfortable wearing an off-shoulder style. Can you suggest a jacket type or coverup that I can wear with this dress and in what color or pattern?  (via Fashion Advice)  >> MORE: How to…

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  • How to Wear It Week! Everyday Mom Chic: Julianne Moore gets how to wear a cute summer hat and not look like a run of the mill hipster

    Julianne Moore at LAX wearing Hat Attack’s Julia floppy fedora.

    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at this favorite post about wearing a summer hat with élan. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A cute summer hat that’s classic and chic with easy, non affected summer style Hipster hats are really ironic. Afterall, the hipster style point of view for wearing a hat is to kinda look like an independent thinking progressive, anti-establishment cool dude. Yet, if everyone is running around wearing the same dang fedora,…

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  • Ageless Style Week- How to look older? I’m a young mom and my sons are being mistaken for my little brothers

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    This week’s Summer Spotlight is Ageless Style… Let’s help this reader with stylist tips on how to look older  Help, I need style advice fast! I am 27 years old, 5ft 1 and a size 4/6. I have a decent figure considering I have had two children but have a major issue… and I know in 10 years time if I still have this issue I will be laughing, but at the moment, I find myself at a complete loss. >>RELATED: Tired of being mistaken for…

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  • Didn’t get a pedicure? Try a pair of closed toe shoes for summer

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    Not so happy with your toes this week? No problem, there are plenty of stylish closed toe shoes for summer that keep your lack of pedicure under wraps.   Dear Sharon:   I don’t want to seem like Captina Obvious here, but what kind of  closed toes shoes for summer look both stylish and not weird? The thing is that I don’t have enough time to get a semi monthly pedicure at a nail salon. When I try to paint my toes…

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  • It’s time for a modern fashion history lesson! Dior Haute Couture 2014-15

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    Go ahead, dream a little with Raf Simons’ latest Dior Haute Couture collection… Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is a great time to gather ideas & inspiration for the next big event in you and yours friends lives. And with Raf Simons trip through fashion history’s most glamorous moments for Fall/Winter 2014-15 highlighting 8 substantial shapes updated with future thinking craftsmanship, consider these some of the most advanced in looks for seasons to come. MORE: Runway Sure, we’re talking six-figure…

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  • Business Chic: What to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside!

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    We all know that there can be some crazy tempreture fluctuations especially in the sweltering summer when the A.C. gets turned up. Let’s help this reader get her Business Chic in gear & figure out what to wear in a freezing office when it’s hot outside with some smart & stylish layering tips.  Dear Sharon: I’ve taken your advice and transitioned my wardrobe for summer as I’ve just relocated to the dreadfully humid environs of Houston for work but now my big dilemma is…

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  • Spex Appeal- How to Find the Right Sunglasses and Eyewear Shape for Your Face

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    This week’s look back at one of FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary shopping advice posts takes in how to find the right sunglasses and eyewear for your face shape just as the blinding rays of summer begin to hit us. Learning how to find the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape not only helps you go incognito in style, but also helps instantly add glamour to any look while protecting your eyes and skin from the suns harmful rays. Keep on trend…

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  • What to Wear: A Dress Redo from casual to corporate, from student to professional

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    Dress redo to master what to wear to transition your style when your lifestyle changes. Dear Sharon: I’m a 36 year old mom who has spent the last decade of my life somewhere between completing school and mommyhood. I’m about to graduate and need some ideas to build a professional looking wardrobe to wear for my new part-time job that’s a bit corporate. I’m thrilled to enter the business world with my degree under my belt but my student wardrobe…

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  • For a romantic summer night or bridal hair inspiration, here’s a flowery updo to try

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    If you’re craving young & fresh romantic hair for a special event or even your wedding day, get some flowery hair inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana runway. Redken Creative Consultant Guido delivered, as one might expect from Dolce & Gabbana, classically beautiful hair. The style was ultra-feminine, with a soft braided updo pinned with gold coins, flowers and other equally ornate hair accessories, specially selected by the designers. While the hair was not adorned uniformly, the overall Romanesque look…

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  • Cannes Do Chic: Who needs heels? A shoe alternative you should try for summer evenings out

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A smart evening shoe alternative for when you want to dress up? They’re out there… You’ll never guess what kind of shoes Ines De La Fressange (above) is wearing under that sensational dress, but you’ll want to wear them… No, not heels. Flats! Today’s installment of our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic see’s two utterly glamorous actresses walking the red carpet in something many of you may not consider for evenings out. But with inspiration from…

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