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Fashion tips & trends: Trendy fashion advice to ageless chic, women’s clothing that always looks right for you!

  • The Shopping Gene…

    Or, what my mom taught me about quality, bargains & a discerning eye I had an early Mother’s Day surprise when my husband unearthed a few envelopes of photos while he was hunting through some storage. This set of pre-digital pics were most likely what I had given my mom when my son was an…

    Published on May 08, 2014
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  • Stylist Advice- What is Italian street chic?

    Italian street chic is one vibrant source of inspiration that’s worth giving a go when looking to give your look a playful yet grown-up sense of whimsy… Dear FocusOnStyle: What is Italian street chic? I am going to a event where this style of dressing in required. Please help. Grazie -P.G (M.C via Fashion Advice) Unlike the timeless simplicity of quintessential…

    Published on May 07, 2014
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  • A sneak peek into Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Met

    I popped uptown yesterday to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center for the press preview of its first exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion spotlighting the career of  the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier  (1906–1978). Through the years, I’ve seen pieces of James work  and many of the gowns on display seemed like beautiful old friends that…

    Published on May 06, 2014
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  • Mixing Metals 101: How to style a chain belt

    How to style a chain belt for today? Classic chain belts are on the downside and tend to be aging for most who remember wearing them in the last go round… Let’s help this reader discover a modern classic take on a chain belt and how to mix metals for the right kind of chic….

    Published on April 23, 2014
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  • How to Dress to Look Taller – Petite Fashion Tips Video

    For this week’s look back to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, let’s peek at my video about how to dress to look taller when you are a petite. While ‘ya looking, how abour my hair? I think my stylist was having a Jane Fonda in Klute moment.  Enjoy! — S.H. Petite Fashion Tips…

    Published on April 19, 2014
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  • How to dress French when you are not. Wear a classic jacket or coat

    One of the more popular reader questions around here is how to dress French. For this week’s FocusOnStyle 15th anniversay online post, let’s revisit these very chic & classic jacket and coat tips from 2010 which remain very relevant & stylish today and onwards. That’s what timeless French chic is all about… the right pieces in…

    Published on April 12, 2014
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  • Breaking fashion rules to make it right

    Breaking fashion rules to make it right. Dress out of the box and get some style. The hot trends for this season compose of breaking historic fashion rules to move forward with fabulous style.

    Published on April 05, 2014
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  • Here’s how YOU can look like Heidi Klum on the beach!

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Easy Beach Style like Heidi Klum’s convertible sarong cover-up Ok, looking like Heidi Klum on the beach is a major stretch for most of us. But not this time. Here’s how… Whether you’re heading out of town for spring break or plan on hitting the pool this coming summer, here’s great…

    Published on April 01, 2014
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  • Website Maintenance in Progress…

    Excuse www.FocusOnStyle.com while we putter around the backend, move around a bit, and do some website maintenance. Apologies for not looking so pretty or speedy while the techs do their thing. We’ll be back very soon in full speed & full style. In the mean time, please follow on facebook to see what we are up to & chat……

    Published on March 06, 2014
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