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  • London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Paneled Color Blocking, Day 2

    Brilliant Color Blocked Paneling street style seen at London Fashion Week, Fall 2013 Collections

    Color Me Beautiful Just like showgoers at New York Fashion Week  who couldn’t get enough of can’t miss ’em color blast cold weather gear & coats, The LFW set is head on in brilliant combinations of Paneled Color Blocking for Day 2 of our London Fashion Week Street Style Trend Report.  >> MORE:  RUNWAY & STREET STYLE TRENDS and FASHION SHOWS, RUNWAY REVIEWS Key Styling includes bursts of rich purples, chartreuse, blues, and a bounty of colorful mixes in cocoon, 3/4 sleeve, and oversized toppers. Luxe…

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  • London Fashion Week Street Style Trend: Knit Beanie Hats, Day 1


    Wow, we’ve got Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week wrapped for fall 2013 and want to give you a hint on what they’re wearing on the other side of the pond with a daily trend from the London Fashion Week street style ladies that you can shop stateside. >> LOOK SEE: Did you see our Top 7 New York Fashion Week Trends To Wear Now? It’s pretty awesome! Beanie babies! The first day’s up is an easy-peasy colorful knit beanie to dress down your…

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  • Don’t Miss The TOP 7 New York Fashion Week Trends From Fall 2013 To Wear NOW… with lot’s of photos!

    New York Fashion Week Trends From Fall 2013: SCULPTED FORMS

    This is your ULTIMATE LOOK BOOK TREND REPORT (with lot’s of photos) of Mercedes Fashion Week New York Trends, to covet and wear now. Wear Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week Trends now? Of, course!  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS,  RUNWAY REVIEWS, and FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE Style the essence of each of the 7 seasonal fashion trends into your wardrobe right this minute and be ahead of the fashion pack!  All you need to think about are Sculpted Forms, Chest Pieces, Fabric Mixing, Pattern & Crazy Color Fur and Faux…

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  • Shape, structure, and pattern play, oh yes! Vera Wang Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Vera Wang Fall 2013 Runway Review: Vera Wang took took the fabric mixing and print play to a new level of elegance for her Fall 2013 showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York utilizing luxe textures and supersize, colorful jacquards for a look that was supremely modern and tasteful for the black tie dressing women out there.  Another big display in the line is the structure and extreme shape display. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Starting out with black and nude numbers in…

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  • Love to be bold? Try an eye-popping showcase of color, shimmer, shine, and holograms: Milly by Michelle Smith Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Milly by Michelle Smith Fall 2013 Runway Review: If you aren’t familiar with Milly by Michelle Smith then Fall 2013 is the perfect time to jump on her modern, brilliantly colored bandwagon!  The collection shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York is an eye-popping, yet totally wearable, showcase of shimmer, shine, and holograms in practical, easy to wear silhouettes – it’s the fabrics and glitz that give it all it’s WOW-factor. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The updated sweatshirt has been…

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  • Czarina Chic: Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2013 Fashion Show Photos

    Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2013 Look 54

    Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2013 Key Styling: Russia meets Ralph with a romantic spin on czarina chic. Russian Navy shirts, sailor button pants, and embroidered caps for day. Pair a furry Cossak hat with frills for evening and you’ve got Doctor Zhivago meets Anna Karenina with non-stagey Ralph Lauren flair. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS >>MORE: Ralph Lauren >> CLICK to peek at Ralph Lauren Collection in store now… Ralph Lauren Collection    >> Photo gallery of Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2013 Runway Collection: [nggallery id=233]   Photos: Ralph…

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  • Details are in the fit: Nanette Lepore Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Nanette Lepore Fall 2013 Runway Review: Nanette Lepore gets a bit more moody and rich, rather than pop-art bright as previous seasons, for her Fall 2013 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.  Blacks and army green have the most display, along with hits of teal in a fresh ikat/camo print, and cranberry in the digital floral prints, along with a touch of deep grape seen in the leathers.  Considering the flashy and bright hologram-esque shoes and handbags, maybe the…

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  • Have you been following our NYFW Street Style & Runway Trends? Here’s some highlights, so far…

    NYFW Street Style & Runway Trends Mashup- Fall 2013

    Whoosh… how are your feet holding up in those heels? Even following fashion show coverage virtually from home can get overwhelming. (Wink, wink). So, we want to help you catch up with us. Here, we present an almost done wrap up of FocusOnStyle coverage on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York! From the runway to the show-goer scene we’ve been tracking it all and there’s MORE to come… Who showed what this season? What are the trends to be…

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  • Mod girls, do you crave to be a jetsetter? Check out Michael Kors Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Michael Kors Fall 2013 Runway Review: Michael Kors unleashes a bright, mod collection for his jetsetting girl at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, balancing the ever-popular boxy, menswear shapes with super sexy, body con silhouettes – the best of both worlds.  Never shy of color, Kors really steps it up many notches with with a brilliant blue, safety orange, and ripe banana yellow to off-set the blacks and chunky heathered tweeds.  And let’s not dismiss the camoflauge and huge houndstooth printed furs –…

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  • The marriage of Boho and Classic, right this way: Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 Runway Trends


    Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 Runway Trends & Review: Classic, with a touch of bohemian, true sportswear is what Rachel Zoe delivers at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York in a warmer palette of nudes, camels, black, gold, creamy white (a color that keeps popping up for Fall 2013), and soft grey.  Every model is like a mini Zoe herself as she designs for herself so you know it’s going to have integrity and never waver.  Luxe fabrics, impeccable fits, glam jewelry,…

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day… A big French Kiss from Paris with love!

    Valentine's Day Paris

    Valentine’s Day Paris: What could be a more romantic way to cover Valentine’s Day than Valentine hearts from the City of Love? Let Richard Nahem virtually whisk you away for some Valentine’s wishes, Parisian style. –xoxoS Valentine’s Day in France isn’t as big a phenomenon as it is in the U.S., where people go all out to express their love. France does it on a much smaller and subtler scale. The chocolate shops don’t have massive displays of chocolates in their…

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  • For those who seek the perfection of elegance: Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2013

    Chado Ralph Rucci fw13

    Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2013 Runway Trends & Review:  The collection always comes as a palette cleanse from the ohh-la-la of New York Fashion Week with its homage to the purest state to the attention of detail, meticulous construction, and timeless silhouettes that flatters a woman of every age. This season’s collection by dollops of rich violet best demonstrated in what first appears as a black cashmere turtleneck worn with a Duchesse satin skirt, pictured above, yet in those two perfect pieces of truly…

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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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    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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