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  • BASIC STYLE…

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    [Disclaimer: All questions must be submitted from a parent for those under 18 years of age]Dear Sharon: I’m writing for my 5th grade daughter. Here are her questions to you: I’m unsure of what would make me look not like a dork or not too fancy. Should I wear make-up? Where should I shop? Do you know any way for boys to get to like you! -Betwixt and Be ‘Tween (AOL) Dear Betwixt and Be ‘Tween: Before we go any further, my sweet diva-wannabe, […]

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  • Maternity Fashion Tips: How to Master Showstopper Style When Pregnant

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    MATERNITY SHOW STOPPERS… What to Wear When You Are A Little Bit Pregnant Dear Sharon: I’m just about three months along and would love to keep my pregnancy private for a bit longer. I really need some maternity fashion tips to keep my bump under wraps until I’m ready to share it with the world. I’m exuberant about the baby, but not the type to keep talking about being a mommy-to-be and still not quite ready for “real” maternity clothes. […]

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  • Worrisome Wardrobe, Kooky Taste, Low Self-Image… Hey, It’s Time for MEN’S MAKEOVER MADNESS

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    Let’s look at a few top reader questions to help boost men’s style confidence and a some makeover advice too…   Rx for a Shot of Self-Confidence Dear Sharon: I’m a 21-year-old male college student and I have a little problem. I live a nice life- no one would probably guess this would ever bother me. But I have a major lack of confidence about my looks, specifically facially. I just think I’m ugly and don’t know what to do. I’ve tried facials, different hairstyles, Stridex, […]

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  • Manly Makeover Tips To Go From Dud To Stud

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    Dear Sharon: I know I’m overweight and have as much sense of style as an aardvark. My hair has a shapeless (un)cut that is graying and I would consider some hair dye. In the past, this never seemed to bother me. I’m a man who has spent more time concerned about developing my mind rather than my appearance. Now that I’m approaching 50, my post-hippy club kid look has passed its prime. I’m a successful Internet designer and professionally competing with […]

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

    a note from sharon haver-1 Hello Gorgeous,

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by  FocusOnStyle !

    I'm the editor in chief and resident fashion + style expert  with over 25 years experience in the fashion biz as a stylist, syndicated fashion advice columnist, and web entrepreneur.

    I hope you love the best of women's fashion and top style trends as much as I do.

    More important, I want to help you make the most of what YOU've got !

    I want your personal style to be organic to you, flattering to your body type , and not contrived or cookie-cutter but a natural extension of just one of the many things that you do everyday, including what you wear to work.

    As your style mentor , I share insider tips & tricks to help YOU get the awareness to do it yourself and stand out from the pack.

    Yup, it's about discovering the D.I.Y. stylist in YOU!

    That’s what I’m here for. To empower you to get it going on.

    Back in 1999, I founded the site as a 24/7 platform where anyone can get expert stylist advice, fashion tips, and style trends to make the most of what they've got... long before the term "fashion blog" became part of our language.

    If you are new to the FocusOnStyle, a good place to start is with my series of free online fashion and style guides , curated from some of our post popular topics. If you have any questions that you would like considered to be answered on the fashion blog, please ask for  fashion advice here .

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    Don't miss out. Hop on my newsletter to make the most of what you've got!  Passport to French Chic is my gift to you.

    As a stylist I'm about YOU, not me.

    I'm not about gushing over  celebrity style  or preening over a picture of a cute outfit that I or my team is wearing. I do use style icons, from wherever they may be, as a launch point to help YOU tweak to chic to bring  red carpet fashion  to your closet, in a way that makes sense for YOU!  We call that, " I'll Have What She's Having " around here. We look at the runway to inspire you to stay on top of your game, because as a New Yorker, I personally know that looking modern is the best revenge! When you want style motivation , FoS has that too!

    Style shouldn't have an expiration date...

    We know that great style is not only for teenyboppers, and age-appropropropriate & ageless style  doesn't mean dowdy. Consider FoS as a go-to resource for how to wear and what to wear (almost) anything at any age with high, yet definable style that suits your lifestyle.

    Pretty, sexy chic is the NEW fabulous, and it's right at  FocusOnStyle.com , online since 1999.

    Best,

    S.H.







    ps

    If you want to work with me closer, I have a few V.I.P. one on one stylist spots that I open up periodically.

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