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  • How to wear booties + what summer boots to transition to fall

    Verena Kerth attends Herlitz during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Not too hot, not too cold summer boots + how to wear booties off-season I know, I know. It’s getting to that time where you want to wear something new but you’re still settled in the final days of summer (can you believe how fast it flew by?) and not quite up to investing in more warm weather clothing. Surely, it’s still too sunny to think fall. So what to wear? Summer boots, the kind…

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  • Black is the new black for Fall Wardrobe Staples: The Black Leather Flare Skirt + Black Turtleneck + Wide Belt

    The Best Black Basics: J.Brand Norma Rollneck turleneck, J.Brand Torre Leather Skirt, J.Brand Doris Belt

    When I start thinking ahead to my favorite fashion season, rather than going gaga about opulent accents, I think of what would be the best fall wardrobe staples the glue that plays nicely with the rest of my wardrobe. Here, you have it. My style in a nutshell:  If I could encapsulate all my go-to timeless fall wardrobe staples over time, it would be iterations of a perfect fitted black turtleneck and a leather flare skirt. Ok, sometimes, it’s wool….

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  • 6 Crimes of Fashion: Have you committed a fashion faux pas?

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    Honestly, how can you not resist a photo of a bulldog in leopard drag? All kidding & a cute dog picture aside, each of us have, at least once, committed a fashion faux pas. Albeit, intentionally or not, we have all suffered from the crimes of fashion to some degree. Listen up, it happens. Even if it was back in the day… the day of perms and massive earrings. (I think that was called the 80s and MTV style). Look at our cute…

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  • Let’s REALLY look ahead: Top 10 Mega Fashion Trends for Spring / Summer 2015

    Megatrends for Spring 2015

    More predictable than weather forecasting, fashion trends are predicted by way of referencing inspiration. While we are (maybe, slowly) planning our fall wardrobes, designers are thinking way ahead. Take a look at what trend forecaster Stylesight predicts as the Four Megatrends for Spring/Summer 2015. Within the all-encompassing themes of the Core, Memory, Harmony & Imprint are these 10 fashion trends that you might want to put into your style sub-conscious now: Broad Leisure Stripes- an extension of colorblocking Varsity – an updated feel of…

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  • French Canadian Chic Week: Authentic espadrilles, handmade & forever stylish. Plus, a little history too!

    My espadrilles: Custom designed tan & black lace worn at the St. Suplice Hotel in Montreal, the Lola black platform wedge, and my red wedge espadrilles that started my obsession.

    I’ve had a bee in my bonnet to find a replacement pair of handmade authentic espadrilles for some time. The kind that are brimming with history as timeless classics for runaround French Chic and usually made in France (think back to Brigitte Bardot in St Tropeze) or Spain (Penelope Cruz in Volver) by villagers who have been handcrafting these shoes for years. There are a few shops in Paris where I could pick them up, but I’m in New York where all points…

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  • How to Wear It- Flashback Big Shoulder Pads Are In, But Are They Right For You?

    Rita Ora wearing Emanuel Ungaro

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Musician Rita Ora makes a case for big shoulder pads in Ungaro, and it worked! Shoulder pads, one of those fads we all said we hoped never to come back, are back… Yes you read right, big shoulder pads have been making a return on runways as of late for a bolder silhouette, that can actually come in handy. What makes these big shoulder pads relevant & modern? >>WEAR THE TREND NOW: How to Wear…

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  • Let’s talk about summer pants! The 5 best pant styles & how to wear them

    An array of summer pants styles & a head's from resort 2014 too!

    Nothing like a wardrobe update by way of some the best summer pants and how to wear them. Get your game on with a plethora of style options from the new crop to full-out sidewalking grazing palazzo. I’ve got you covered on what to wear now and into the next couple of seasons. >> RELATED: The five best trends from resort to wear now   Flare Pants The flare leg pant  has become a workwear staple. Add a higher heel…

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  • Quick summer styling note: The 80s twisted head scarf is back, thank you Fendi!

    Head scarves from the Fendi Resort 2014 collection

    I don’t know about you, well I do when I look back at those retro photos, but many a day/night in the 80’s was spent wearing a twisted head scarf. Or pretty schmatta, if you will. Well, the cute little scarf continues to make a runway comeback. This time, thank you Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld for including the heady styling in the Fendi resort 2014 collection, pictured above.  It’s an easy look to try. My favorite twist is: Hold…

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  • Are you game for vintage style? Try a full 50’s inspired skirt [HINT: It’s all over Cannes]

    Actress Elodie Navarre and Actress Lea Drucker

    I have rule around here about never wearing vintage too literally when it’s a style that YOU wore in its first fashion outing as it seriously dates you… in other words, makes you look o-l-d. So if you watched I Love Lucy in anything other than a rerun, skip this look. But for the rest of us, why not try a midi-length, flippy & full 50’s inspired skirt for some summer dash?   It looks great as an airy summer…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

    Jessica Miller at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere

    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • Cannes Do Chic Red Carpet Elegance + Grace Worth An Inspirational Look

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Easy, elegant chic red carpet fashion that you wish you saw come out of Hollywood but really can pull off for YOUR next big night out I hope some of you spend the weekend getting your closet organized thanks to yesterday’s tips on How to Clean Out Your Closet and What to Toss for a Business Chic Wardrobe.  I know I will be binging, purging, and editing my closet this weekend when I’m not on…

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  • Splurge! Treat Yourself With Little Fixes For Major Impact

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    With a new season comes the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe with little fashion fix splurges! Keep these ideas in mind: After catching up on essential trends with us here at FoS, take a moment each season and scan your options and most importantly, treat yourself to both fill in the holes and update your look instantly with fresh, key pieces & beauty pick-me-ups, like rich red lips as seen in the photo above. And when it comes to you,…

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