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  • What jeans to wear Spotlight Week! The Denim Pencil Skirt, Something to Reconsider

    denim skirt- victoria beckham-zara

    As the season on the calendar changes, the iffy weather may to exactly be a seasonal match. This installment of What Jeans To Wear Spotlight Week reviews a fantastic transitional wardrobe staple- the jeans skirt! Add a pair of tights + some ankle boots  and you’ll be good to go to transition to a nippy day in no time. – S.H. If you’re not a shorts person or looking for something that’s perfectly styled for casual kickback style or city chic,…

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  • What jeans to wear Spotlight Week! Try a casual chic update to your everyday jeans with Saint Laurent inspiration

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    What jeans to wear Spotlight Week!  As we start to think about fall, let’s re-look at this very classic, yet chic way to update your everyday jeans look. As a matter of fact, the ability to find YOUR chic in any style is what I teach in the C’est Chic Crash Course. I’ll Have What She’s Having: Irresistible casual denim with uptown styling (on a budget!) It’s pretty easy to look chic in everyday, runaround jeans when your outfit tally…

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  • How to Clean Out Your Closet and the Top 20 Clothes to Let Go Of


    Dearest readers: As we wrap up our week of Style Motivation to help you look your best at ALL times and look through our archives to bring you smart ideas as we continue to celebrate our 15th anniversary comes a timeless lesson on what to keep, store and let go of. The end of the season is near, get ready to clear out your closet! With a new season ahead comes the perfect time to reorganize, reconsider and purge your…

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  • Fashion Week Is Coming (Again), so why should you care about the runway?

    Are we looking at fashion Week through rose colored glasses?
    This week's FocusOnStyle's 15th anniversary online post tackles a question that we so often ask ourselves. In our busy lives and overstuffed budgets, what the heck does the fashion shown on the runway have to do with our everyday life? Well, read on to see how... I'm working on the production of my C'est Chic Crash Course  and have to say that I am very proud and pleased with the way it's shaping up... I know it will impact the way...
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  • How to Wear It Week! Everyday Mom Chic: Julianne Moore gets how to wear a cute summer hat and not look like a run of the mill hipster

    Julianne Moore at LAX wearing Hat Attack’s Julia floppy fedora.

    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at this favorite post about wearing a summer hat with élan. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A cute summer hat that’s classic and chic with easy, non affected summer style Hipster hats are really ironic. Afterall, the hipster style point of view for wearing a hat is to kinda look like an independent thinking progressive, anti-establishment cool dude. Yet, if everyone is running around wearing the same dang fedora,…

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  • How to wear anything: Top 5 style maxims to tweak your chic


    Discover your inner Carrie, if you must.Did you ever notice how some women can barely pull off wearing a pair of jeans and a T-shirt without looking like they are about to clean out the garage? While there are others who are the masters of the craziest, most way out combination that always seems to work on them?From the character Carrie in “Sex and the City” to fashion impresario Anna Piaggi, pictured here, the Italian fashion writer and style icon…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

    Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 - Chanel

    Oh la la… I’m shooting another segment for the C’es Chic Crash Course and so much is going on here on FoS. It’s a triple threat for this week’s Summer Spotlight of Ageless Style + highlights  from FocusOnStyle’s Best of 15th Anniversary online, PLUS, Day Three of the three-part FoS series Ageless, Age-Appropriate French Chic At A Certain Age. Master this style: How to pull off classic man-tailored  jacket like Ines de la Fressange’s tuxedo and school boy looks Wearing a jacket can…

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  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

    Ines de La Fressange Street Style
    I'll Have What She's Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise... oh right, it's what "they" were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week Today's post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it's the new definition of chic that I want you to understand and master. Let's see how you can do it, because YOU can. And, I bet...
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  • Summer Chic Noir- Black Never Boring or Basic When You Style It Like a City Girl

    Summer Chic Noir

    There’s something about black. Maybe I started to be a fan because I’m a native New Yorker and the perennial color du jour is chic + never faltering black. It’s the one color that has that cool edge besides being the glue to almost everything else you own, and says I’ve arrived rather than where am I going. Try that mint green, why don’t you? I’m not talking about dour and dreary funereal black that washes you out. But the dynamic and…

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  • Here’s how to wear the high waist bikini: High waisted bathing suits- not old lady anymore

    High waist bathing suits seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014. Cutout by BCBGeneration, unmatched by Poko Pano, prints by Mara Hoffman Swim

    As we look back at stories packed with timeless style advice for FocusOnStyle’s 15th Anniversary,  we’ve taken into account that beach season is around the corner – so what are you going to wear? As gorgeous and as in impeccable shape that you may be, we all know the pressure one feels when looking to find the best swimsuit for their bodies so be sure to take note of one of the season’s top bathing suit trends with a little…

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  • Ageless Style: Easy does it classic white separates by way of Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Something that’s probably in your closet right now. Some of you are asking for more age-appropriate style tips, along with how to wear it stylist advice from pieces that are already in your wardrobe. Continuing our series of the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease, let’s look at  Monica Bellucci and Carole Bouquet, two of Europe’s loveliest actresses for gorgeous, Ageless Style inspiration. > Note: This story is chock full of related style tips. Don’t forget…

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  • Pleasingly Pleated


    I’m not always a fan of “big” dresses, and glittery shoes typically look a few seasons back for me. But put it altogether on Marion Cotillard and the result is sublime. Styled by the wrong hands, a plisse pleated dress like this can be overwhelming. But the simplicity and ease of Cotillard’s hair, makeup, and confidence make this Dior Haute Couture look stellar. Another lesson learned in that it’s not what you wear but how you wear it.  More from the…

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