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  • Do you need some tips to transition to spring? Try a Flippy Skirt, here’s how to style the look

    Transition to spring with a flippy shirt

    As the days are longer, sometimes you crave a hemline that’s shorter. Try a flippy skirt! What to wear now? Yes, unfortunately, it’s that confusing time of year again… Transitional weather is here and with it comes an often confusing sartorial time no longer with a few simple tricks we’ve got up our sleeves for you. We’ve rounded up a few snaps of amazing ladies sporting a new way to think about wearing lighter dresses and flippy skirts early in the…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a funeral

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    As much as we like to ignore it, death is a part of life and deciding what to wear to a funeral can be perplexing. I’m attending a funeral and have decided to wear a 3/4 sleeve navy blue bodycon dress that reaches me just at the knees. I  would like to pair it with a cardigan and belt but have no idea what color to choose. Please help me chose what to wear to a funeral. Thank you. (C.B. via Fashion Advice)…

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  • Would you wear this wacky fashion? SEE ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion in Paris

    ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion

    Ya know I love a good freaky outfit from time to time. Wacky fashion and its wearer, when done right– as a fashion performance piece– is pretty incredible. It puts a smile on your face and let’s you appreciate people who live their life as their art. But, then you get those wackadoodle show ponies who have the chutzpah to put on anything odd and outlandish for some extra attention.  Really, there are a few kinds of out there: the wacky…

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  • Wanna go on The Power Trip? Jackie Collins, up close and sizzling after all these years

    Jackie Collins and Sharon Haver

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lust for life that doesn’t quit. And The Power Trip to go with it. I just adore Jackie Collins. My grandmother and I used to hunker down in front of the TV and watch those “Collins sisters” whenever they did a chat show. Jackie and her sister, Joan Collins, the fiery, smart, gorgeous, and quickest wits in an era when women were, well, not so outspoken when they had full glam on. These ladies…

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  • Alexander McQueen Fall 2013 Backstage Photos + Video – Paris Fashion Week

    Alexander McQueen Fall 2013

    Alexander McQueen Fall 2013 runway highlights and video: Fantasy time! Dream a little with designer Sarah Burton’s regal & romantic couture level outing for Alexander McQueen. And if you or someone you know is about to walk down the isle, do more than just dream a little and take note. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The friendly spirit Sarah Burton brought with her to the helm of Alexander McQueen created a lofty foundation for the designer to continually go full throttle with…

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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?!

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    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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  • 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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