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  • Pringle of Scotland – Spring 2013 Complete Collection

    Pringle Spring 2013

    Pringle of Scotland Spring 2013: Get inspired right now with highlights from the London Spring 2013 Runways After an infectiously cool range of outings from several of London’s top go-to labels comes a selection of carefully considered ensembles from one of the city’s most storied knitwear houses with a focus on delivering stylized gear perfect for in & out of the office. >>DISCOVER: Highlights from New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week And though the design team currently at the helm…

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  • Transitional Weather Jackets – Not Too Hot, Not Too Cool. Try A Denim Jacket

    Jacket by Zara

    Transitional weather moments, that puzzling feeling as what to wear that is age-appropriate, comfortable and most of all, sensible. Fear not, the denim jacket and its many versatile iterations is here to save the day! From the all-American classic staple in tried & true shades of denim to deconstructed to studded, bedazled and decorated, the denim jacket is back and makes for one safe and go-to option for the season’s requisite layering. With so many options to explore, what’s to lose?…

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  • Regarding Warhol: What Would Andy Say About Fashion Bloggers?

    Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Red Jackie, 1964.

    Once upon a time, if I was at a party and Andy Warhol turned up, I knew I was in the right place. Beyond being lucky enough to be old enough (age is good for something) to have grown up with Pop Art and its exposure to appreciate Andy Warhol as the great leveler of pop culture and celebrity… those nights at Studio 54 didn’t hurt either to realize either that rubbing disco elbows with someone famous is no different…

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  • Runway Now: Get The London Look from J.W Anderson for Topshop


    Just as London Fashion Week comes to an end comes one affordable collaboration from J.W Anderson for Topshop, so you can nab unique runway worthy pieces right now! Ever since coming on the London scene, we’ve become quite the fans of Anderson’s signature takes on subverting preppy and sportif minded pieces with treatments that produce looks that uniquely stand on their own. >>REVISIT: Highlights from New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 And with that never before-seen enchantment he evokes along with…

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  • Highlights from London Runways – Spring 2013 Christopher Kane, Erdem, Preen and Simone Rocha


    Get inspired right now with highlights from the London Spring 2013 Runways Too much fashion too fast coming your way during fashion month? While we may agree, consider the collections ample reason to bulk up on instant style advice that you can try at home -today! >>DISCOVER: Highlights from New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week Fresh off the London runways that just closed the city’s fashion week comes our seasonal take on notes you shouldnt miss, condensed for you here…

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  • Runway Now: Nude Nail Polish, The Beauty Trend To Wear Now

    butter LONDON at The Row Spring 2013

    Nude nail polish, right from the Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week runway.  There’s nothing we love more than when classic is on trend! This catwalk trend that SHOULD BE in every stylish woman’s beauty arsenal, if it’s not already. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  It’s CLASSY not crazy. Forget neon color nails and  grotesque nail designs. (Almost) naked is better and VERY chic. Age-Appropriate Tip: What you can pull off for your toes, doesn’t always rock on you hands no matter…

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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 Complete Runway Show


    We’ve been busy seeing some pretty fab #NYFW shows last week. Our Alix Kivlin has been snapping & scribing most, but there are a few honorable mentions that we want to recap. Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 collection saw the designer taking a cue from Bow Wow Wow and optimistic 80’s teenage street style that was pure vintage with a contemporary spirit… >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Channeling the bold yet playful punk and tribal inspired youth oriented fashion of the…

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  • Runway Beauty: Veronica Lake Hair is The New Wave & Here’s How To Get The Look


    Film Noir Hair Inspiration From The Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week Runways at Zac Posen Get the high glam mystery of femme fatal sirens of film noir as gorgeous retro waves are a runway hair hit next Spring. DON’T WAIT for daisies to start to bloom.  Take a cue from Zac Posen’s elegant Spring 2013 runway this season as John Frieda and Luigi Murenu offer up expert hairstyling tips to help you get your glam on NOW… >> MORE:…

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  • NYFW Highlights of the Spring 2013 Runways- Calvin Klein, Thakoon, Jil Sander Navy, Narciso Rodriguez


    The FocusOnStyle team of Alix, Naveed, Brad and myself have been busy covering New York Fashion Week and although each of us has a slightly different P.O.V, our universal voice is here to help each of you get inspired to bring a little bit of new style into your life- can-do chic as I like to call it! While we’ve reported some of the best Spring 2013 shows that we’ve seen this week with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, we wanted to take a…

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  • London Fashion Week Live Stream- Watch Spring 2013 fashion shows right from home!


    London calling…#NYFW is so last week. Now, it’s #LFW and we have the catwalk live streams, right here on FoS. No passport needed. Well, maybe a passport to style! WATCH: London Fashion Week Collections – Live Stream… >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Did we mention that 70% of the London shows will be live streamed?  London Fashion Week live stream schedule for Spring 2013 collections; all London Time, baby*:  >> MARK YOUR CALENDAR: London Fashion Week Live Stream Schedule Friday, September 14,…

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  • Libertine Spring 2013 A Fun Mix Of Ethereal and Wild


    Libertine Spring 2013 Runway Review: The Spring 2013 Libertine collection was a like stepping through the looking glass into a colorful world of smashed kalidescopes and coming out covered in fairy dust!  A fun mix of ethereal and funky, vintage boudoir and quirky, tame and wild.  I think this may cater more to our Western edge girls over the East Coast black-out brigade, but I say work these colors wherever you can, because it truly makes fashion fun! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  There…

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  • Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2013 Matador On The Mind

    Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2013

    Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2013 Runway Review: Dont call it a costume affair as this landmark designer of easy-on-the-wear style has yet to disappoint  Opening with a selection of full-on looks with an ambiguous Spanish vibe (was it Spain, or Latin America on the mind?) the designer delivered a series of serious looks with an assortment of style notes to consider. Shawls, ponchos, Matador jackets, here, they all got the full-on Ralph Lauren treatment. Head-to-toe, each exit made for a…

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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 , online since 1999.




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