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  • Top 7 Trends From New York Spring 2014 Fashion Week To Pay Attention to Now

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    While it’s still warm out, take note of the Top 7 Trends from the Spring 2014 New York Runway Collections  Spring 2014 saw many of New York’s go-to designers on the A-games, producing collections that are certain to become enviable next season. With that in mind, we’ve whittled down our favorite Top 7 Trends from New York Fashion Week to keep an eye out for now. >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now What are the top trends […]

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  • On Trend Runway Collections from Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week- Marc by Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip LIm and Thakoon

    Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

    From Marc by Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Thakoon come three On Trend collections to take note of for Spring 2014 And better yet, many of the pieces boast runway worthy appeal at prices that could be considered more attainable… >>DISCOVER: Spring 2014 Style Tips & Advice to Try Now Marc by Marc Jacobs- Known for perfectly stylized vintage inspired offerings, the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was a glow for Spring with a late disco mix of lurex, metallics […]

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  • The Bare Midriff – Would You Dare and Try New York Fashion Week’s Top Spring 14 Trend?

    Peter Som Spring 2014

    It all started with Nicolas Ghesquiere’s scuplted white cropped tops at his final Balenciaga collection. The Bare Midriff, one of those zones most of us aren’t ready to flaunt, has popped up on almost every runway at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 shows, but are you ready to try one on? For starters, they aren’t for the meek as donning one is most certainly going to keep all eyes focused on your mid-section while requiring confidence aplenty. But […]

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  • Runway Nail Trends- What’s new in nail polish from New York Fashion Week

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    Get IT Now: Runway nail trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.  The latest nail polish colors +  how to get the look with expert application tips from nail gurus. Truth be told, I’m classic when it comes to nail color (nude or red). BUT, I’m a minority when it comes to runway nail trends. Maybe, it’s just my cruddy nails. >>Go Classic: Expert Manicure Tips on Going Nude However,  wherever I look, there’s someone sporting a unique, luxe & […]

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  • New York Fashion Week Livestream- #NYFW Spring / Summer 2014 Collections

    New York Fashion Week Livestream

    Front Row For All!  Watch the runway at home with our New York Fashion Week Livestream, right here on FocusOnStyle. Fashion show looks from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York’s Spring 2014 Collections. EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF runway shows including Rachel Zoe, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg, BCBG Max Azria, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Tadashi Shoji, Rebecca Minkoff and Badgley Mischka. >>DON’T MISS: Our Biggest Trend Report Ever: Fall Fashion Trends from the Runway 2013- New York, London, Milan […]

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  • Biggest Trend Report Ever: Fall Fashion Trends from the Runway 2013- New York, London, Milan and Paris, oh yeah

    Best of fall fashion trends from the runway

    Fall fashion trends from the New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion week runways + street style inspiration too Straight from the catwalk and into your closet– sleek styles from the runway & the lovely fashion week street style ladies will inspire you to make a chic impact on your wardrobe in more ways than one. How does that sound? Curated highlights from our our extensive Fall 2013 Runway Coverage  from our 60+ fall fashion week stories! Thought you’d like it. Tweet […]

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  • Shape Shifters: What to wear when your weight fluctuates

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    Help! My weight fluctuates! I have nothing to wear and too many clothes. Sounds familiar? Let’s help this reader figure out what to buy + what to wear when your weight fluctuates. Dear Sharon: I have a yo-yo  weight that regularly fluctuates so I have an overstuffed closet with little to wear that’s the right size at the moment. I have clothes that are too large and clothes that are too small, but barely a thing that fits me right now. […]

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  • How to wear booties + what summer boots to transition to fall

    Verena Kerth attends Herlitz during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Not too hot, not too cold summer boots + how to wear booties off-season I know, I know. It’s getting to that time where you want to wear something new but you’re still settled in the final days of summer (can you believe how fast it flew by?) and not quite up to investing in more warm weather clothing. Surely, it’s still too sunny to think fall. So what to wear? Summer boots, the kind […]

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  • Want a diet for healthy skin? Here’s how to Eat Your Way to Gorgeous

    Eating Your Way to Gorgeous- Sue Ann Gleason

    You know that I’m ALL about  getting your gorgeous on and making the most of what you’ve got. So when I heard about  a way to “EAT Your Way to Gorgeous,” as a diet for healthy skin + to illuminate beauty, I had to find out more. And, I’m totally on board. I caught up with culinary nutritionist & radiant life expert Sue Ann Gleason, the creator of  the “Eat Your Way to Gorgeous” event to share her insights on how what you […]

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  • Black is the new black for Fall Wardrobe Staples: The Black Leather Flare Skirt + Black Turtleneck + Wide Belt

    The Best Black Basics: J.Brand Norma Rollneck turleneck, J.Brand Torre Leather Skirt, J.Brand Doris Belt

    When I start thinking ahead to my favorite fashion season, rather than going gaga about opulent accents, I think of what would be the best fall wardrobe staples the glue that plays nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. Here, you have it. My style in a nutshell:  If I could encapsulate all my go-to timeless fall wardrobe staples over time, it would be iterations of a perfect fitted black turtleneck and a leather flare skirt. Ok, sometimes, it’s wool. […]

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  • 6 Crimes of Fashion: Have you committed a fashion faux pas?

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    Honestly, how can you not resist a photo of a bulldog in leopard drag? All kidding & a cute dog picture aside, each of us have, at least once, committed a fashion faux pas. Albeit, intentionally or not, we have all suffered from the crimes of fashion to some degree. Listen up, it happens. Even if it was back in the day… the day of perms and massive earrings. (I think that was called the 80s and MTV style). Look at our cute […]

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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.







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    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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