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  • Trend Report: 6 Modern Pant Suits that are ageless & chic, so why not?!

    Modern Pantsuits

    I’ll Have What She’s They’re Having: The effortless chic of modern pant suits that can take you through every time of your life Forget the frump! Modern pantsuits are more what they are NOT about, than what they are. As you can tell drool from our Paris street style ladies,  there’s a flattering style for every moment of your life. Why let the guys have it easy? It really is quite simple to discover your perfect uniform and put on your business…

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  • Try This Casual Chic Tip: An Updated Sweatshirt as you transition your wardrobe

    Updated Sweatshirt

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: An updated sweatshirt in super chic fabrications but just as comfy as the real thing Don’t you want some Casual Chic with a touch of glam? Get the look by way of the updated sweatshirt… With erratic seasonal temperatures across the country getting dressed for the weather outside can be a challenge. Opting to stay casual and polished is a fashion point that many would rather simply ignore than strive for simple chic. Listen up, there’s…

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  • Palette Cleanser: Neutral Coats by way of Naomi Watts’ Carven + Paris Street Style Ladies for a Fresh Start

    Neutral Coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris streetstyle ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Neutral coat newness in an understated gray coat like Naomi Watts or  beige à la the Paris chic set Need Transition Inspiration? Neutral coats in gray or beige for celebrity style, like Naomi Watts in Carven or the chic Paris street style ladies are the perfext palette cleanser for your transition wardrobe. Naomi Watts wore a modern classic Fall 2012 Carven coat while out & about recently that got our attention with its crisp lines and timeless spirit. Then, with…

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  • Costumes: Fashioning Fashion, Deux Siècles de Mode Européenne in Paris

    Perhaps, you’ve noticed how opulence and embellishment have been on trend lately? You even may be adding some luxe to your wardrobe now. But nothing beats the elaborate and ornate fabrications of centuries gone by. >> RELATED:  Paris Street Style Fashioning Fashion. Deux Siècles de Mode Européenne at Les Arts Decoratifs  in Paris an exhibition in tandem with LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) showing the extensive collection of Martin Kamer and Wolfgang Ruf, two antique and costume dealers.  Shown in chronological order, you get a clear sense of how fashion evolved from century to…

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  • I bet you can steal this Miu Miu runway look now. Like THIS WEEKEND. Try a Neckerchief, why don’t you?!


    It’s been quit a whirl with fashion weeks around the world. Ya know that the word,”week” is the biggest misnomer. It may be roughly a week for every international pit stop, but the major showing season is  about a month long… then there are the others. Don’t get exhausted. We have a pretty good idea of what’s hot to come from New York, London, Milan, and Paris, AND the street style of those dolled up showgoers. I’ve got something really…

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  • Don’t Miss The TOP 6 Paris Fashion Week Trends + Street Style From Fall 2013 To Wear NOW

    Prada Fall 2013

    It’s French Chic from the runway to the real way! This is your ULTIMATE  PARIS LOOK BOOK TREND REPORT:  Paris closed the season with an extension of key style notes best executed there than anywhere else. Rich, dense textures have been on many Fall runways, and so have big coats and the quiet decadence of the 40’s & 50’s. But in Paris, those ideas really came to light and pushed the envelope. Lots to take note of here folks…. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS,…

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  • Street Style Trend Report: Red Coats at Paris Fashion Week

    Transition to Spring with Red Coats- seen at Paris Fashion Week

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A suckerpunch of red coats and jackets to add instant WOW to any dreary day Flame, grenadine, lobster… vivid red coats by any name are the perfect late season into spring style zipper-upper. Need inspiration to get your wardrobe out of the doldrums? Look no further than these super chic woman snapped at Paris Fashion Week who certainly know how to stand out ahead of the pack from outerwear to suiting. The vivacious shade plays well…

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  • Street Style Trend Report: Plush + Furry Accents at Paris Fashion Week

    Street Style Trend Report: Fuzzy Wuzzy Furry at  Paris Fashion Week

    Go for comfy & cozy with cool plush layers + furry accents like the ladies at Paris Fashion Week First we saw all the crazy colored & patterned fur, and faux fur, on the New York runways. As winter continues to linger,  the real way ladies in Paris show you a thing or two about layering in a fun way with plush layers of all manners. From a shearling lined moto jacket to pink fur, who says you can’t make…

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  • CHLOE Fall 2013 Runway Photos- Milan Fashion Week

    Chloe Fall 2013

    From Paris Fashion Week, CHLOE Fall 2013: After a few season’s at the helm of storied ultra femme Parisian go-to Chloe, designer Clare Waight Keller delivered her best outing yet. Fall 2013 was heavy on deluxe daywear and delivered a fresh mix of the labels signature girlie elements with a clean, modern spirit. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS It was exactly the kind of nuanced collection that we’ve long admired Chloe for, with the right kind of subtle coolness thats made…

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  • Street Style Trend Report: Sporty Varsity Style at Paris Fashion Week

    Paris Fashion Week- Go Varsity!

    Straight from Paris Fashion Week comes sporty street style inspiration to pep you up now… Go Varsity! Sound familiar? We brought the sporty Varsity insignia trend to your attention back in July with our coverage of one of Raf Simons final hit collections at Jil Sander straight from the runway –in case you missed.  For pre-fall, Simons was serving a nod to the ultimate in chic retro prep, but the charming redhead here adds a touch of relaxed, everyday cool that’s worth…

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  • This is how you Belt your coat à la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

    Belt Your Coat! Paris Fashion Week Street Style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  A fresh, late season update by way of you belt your coat, just so Let’s face it, we are all getting a bit sick of winter. We probably already bought what we could from the sales yet still may be craving a late season picker-upper. Rethink! Yup, rethink what we wear a different way. Get creative and get more style fast. >>MORE:  Fashion Week Street Style Take a look at our lovely lady above snapped at Paris Fashion…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend Report: It’s chilly, wear a fun + chic knit hat, like a turban or a big pom-pom!

    Paris Fashion Week- Chic & Fun hats

    Leave it to the French to take it up a notch. We saw those carefree and adorable boyfriend beanies on the street style ladies of London Fashion Week. And, now for Paris Fashion Week, we have the super chic knit hats by way of a turban and an oversized pom-pom looking so right with dressed up city fun colors.  >> MORE:  RUNWAY & STREET STYLE TRENDS  I have to admit that I’ve always been a bit shizzled about wearing turbans….

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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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    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!

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    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.

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