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  • How to Wear It- Flashback Big Shoulder Pads Are In, But Are They Right For You?

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Musician Rita Ora makes a case for big shoulder pads in Ungaro, and it worked! Shoulder pads, one of those fads we all said we hoped never to come back, are back… Yes you read right, big shoulder pads have been making a return on runways as of late for a bolder silhouette, that can actually come in handy. What makes these big shoulder pads relevant & modern? >>WEAR THE TREND NOW: How to Wear…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Paris Fashion Week Clothing Now

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    Not sure your guy will wear much of this, and in many cases, that may be a good thing. But you’ll want to keep it on your style barometer, so take a peek at Mens Style Spring 2014 from the Paris runways and  how  to adapt it into more  guy-friendly, wearable fashion. – S.H. Direct from Paris: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them Now… Judging by the last few uncharacteristically cool summers in Paris and London,…

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  • Are you looking for age appropriate dressy clothing to wear and NOT look like an old lady? Style solutions right here!

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    Our latest reader style question asks what to wear to a wedding after menopausal weight gain. How can she look age appropriate in dressy clothing? What can she wear to hide her slight bump in size? And not look like an old lady? Let’s discuss… I am 55 years old. I am 5 ft 8″ tall. I have always been quite skinny until menopause. I now weigh 146 pounds, and my body has changed. I have a bit of a…

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  • John Varvatos Fashion Show Photos Spring-Summer 2014

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    JOHN VARVATOS Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring / Summer 2014 Milan Fashion Week – Menswear A return to elegance. This is how John Varvatos sums the spirit of his spring/summer 2014 collection. “Modern men want to dress up again. Still, they do not want to feel stiff,” says the designer. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS “I imagined a nonchalantly dressy wardrobe for today’s men, mixing day and night, refinement with an edge and sophisticated ease. While working on this collection, I…

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  • Mens Style Spring 2014 – How to Wear Milan Fashion Week Clothing Now

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    Direct from Milan: Mens Style Spring 2014 Runway Trends & How to Wear them… Ok guys, some of you want to put their peacock feathers on and we have some men’s style from Milan, from everyday to avant garde. Spring 2014 Mens Collections saw the city up its ante on style with a dozen or so incredibly strong outings, chock full of inspiration for now. In all, classic tech sport apparel met romanticism for a duality that wasn’t unnecessarily intellectual,…

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  • A Reader Asks: What to wear to a Baptism?

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    Our latest reader style question asks what to wear to a Baptism. Can she wear a mini dress to her child’s baptism? Is short too short for a religious occasion? Let’s discuss… Next month my daughter’s baptism. I’m thinking of wearing my H&M white lace mini dress, pictured above, with navy peep toe heels and a navy blazer (if the weather requires it). My problem is this, the dress is so short to wear alone in church? I’ve thought of a dressy pair…

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  • Are you game for vintage style? Try a full 50’s inspired skirt [HINT: It’s all over Cannes]

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    I have rule around here about never wearing vintage too literally when it’s a style that YOU wore in its first fashion outing as it seriously dates you… in other words, makes you look o-l-d. So if you watched I Love Lucy in anything other than a rerun, skip this look. But for the rest of us, why not try a midi-length, flippy & full 50’s inspired skirt for some summer dash?   It looks great as an airy summer…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

    Jessica Miller at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere

    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • 16 WAYS TO GET YOUR WORK WARDROBE TOGETHER: How to Clean Out Your Closet and What to Toss for a Business Chic Wardrobe

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    With spring/summer comes transitioning wardrobe staples and learning what to toss for classic Business Chic when looking to clean out your closet And lucky for all of us, the fashion tides have continued to herald minimal, forever-chic heritage dressing which means you can safely reorganize your work wear for the long haul. >>YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN READING: Work It: Style Guidelines for Women Entrepreneurs Start by committing to a ritual of cleaning out your closet twice a year to maintain…

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  • Splurge! Treat Yourself With Little Fixes For Major Impact

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    With a new season comes the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe with little fashion fix splurges! Keep these ideas in mind: After catching up on essential trends with us here at FoS, take a moment each season and scan your options and most importantly, treat yourself to both fill in the holes and update your look instantly with fresh, key pieces & beauty pick-me-ups, like rich red lips as seen in the photo above. And when it comes to you,…

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  • Stylist Advice: Can I wear this Rebecca Taylor maxi dress to a wedding?

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     Would this Rebecca Taylor pleated maxi dress be appropriate for a guest to wear to a formal(bridesmaids and MOB’s will be in long dresses) summer June wedding in Wisconsin? The wedding will be late afternoon and the reception is at a formal hall.  (M.W. via Fashion Advice) >>MORE INSPIRATION: Couture Dresses to Dream About   First off, great find! We instantly recognized this pleated maxi as a score for many a reason, besides the Rebecca Taylor runway show. With its neutral color, it serves as a versatile…

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  • Punk Inspiration? Here’s some luxe punk to rev up your look!

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    Once upon a time there was the Rich Hippie Look, now thanks to the Met, the latest fashion oxymoron is the Luxe Punk. Take punk inspiration from Chaos to Couture and try these tough looks on for instant edge, and an easily accessible update that’s daringly fun and always hip The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s much hyped, Punk Inspired costume exhibition which opened yesterday, had us thinking of how punk has inspired fashion so immensely that you can use it your…

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