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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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  • Afraid to wear an animal print skirt to work? Think again, just add Paris Fashion Week Street Style for age-appropriate business chic

    Paris Fashion Week Steet Style- This is how you wear animal print skirts

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Paris Fashion Week street style proves to have zippy classic age-appropriate inspiration with business chic takes on animal print skirts. Animal prints can have a fabulously downtown cool edge, like our street style ladies and their leopard pants from London Fashion Week, yet too much fierceness may get out of hand for work. But not always, especially if you follow the super chic cues from these two sophisticated ladies, above, snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Either like the red Balenciaga…

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  • This is how you wear Camel + Red + Volume à la Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trend

    Camel + Red = Paris Fashion Week Street Style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Classic styling in yet difficult-to-wear pieces in this first in a series of Paris Fashion Week Street Style Trends Beautiful, volume-packed pieces that look oh so gorgeous on the hanger. Yet, when you put them, you may look like you were the last one sitting at the ribfest. But, when worn RIGHT, the result is MAGIC, like our lovely lady above snapped at Paris Fashion Week.  >> MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having and Fashion Week Street Style…

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  • TOP 5 Milan Fashion Week Trends From Fall 2013 To Wear Now

    Lady-like fashion from Bottega Veneta

    Style Notes for the Top 5 Milan Fashion Week Trends:  You loved our extensive coverage of  NYFW and our Top 7 New York Fashion Week Trends for Fall 2013. Our Fashion Week street style trends from NY & London have been a hit too. And again, we bring you the Top Trends to add to your wardrobe NOW. As we look back city by city to bring you key elements that you can easily incorporate into your present look, and with most likely elements you may already…

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  • Paris Shopping- Printemps Props the Chloé Edition Anniversaire Boutique

    Paris Shopping: Printemps

    Retail Remedy: Just in time for Fashion Week, Printemps salutes Paris shopping with a special homage to Chloe. >> MORE: Paris Printemps is blowing out the candles on the 60th birthday celebration of Chloé big time. Gaby Aghion, the founder of Chloé, started the label in 1953 with a modest show at the Café de Flore. Since then it has grown into one of the most beloved and respected French fashion brands and is sold internationally. Aghion’s original theory was to do casual,…

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  • MARNI Fall 2013 Runway Photos- Milan Fashion Week

    04 RUSH - MARNI AI 13-14

    From Milan Fashion Week, Marni Fall 2013 The season ahead saw Marni designer Consuela Castiglioni holding back on her signature prints and retro sensibilities for a somber palette of menswear grays. Which, makes a smart statement for Marni devotees as they’ll be able to revive bold pieces from seasons past by pairing them with neutral, foundational pieces going forward. -Something you should take note of too as fashions head-to-toe print craze dies down. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words……

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  • A Note From Sharon Haver

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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