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Fashion Stylist Advice: When you need fashion advice, style tips & what to wear & how to wear it, ask our stylist Sharon Haver & her team of contributing fashion, beauty, and style experts!

  • How To Make Your Outfit More Interesting With These 5 Tricks

    5 tricks to make outfit interesting
    It's that time of the season when we all want a little fashion boost and not quite sure how to get it. Sure, as of this post, there are plenty of things on sale to add a pop to your wardrobe, but sometimes we find newness in the details of how we style ourselves. I was on a One-on-One call with a business style coaching client the other day and as we were virtually going through her closet, we discovered...
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  • What Color Should I Wear?

    the truth about color

    What color should I wear is a question that I am frequently asked as a fashion + style expert. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and meeting many bright and savvy entrepreneurs at business conferences who are totally stymied when it comes to how they present themselves. Color is one of their biggest roadblocks when it comes to creating a chic and professional image. One woman told me that she saw an image consultant who told her to wear brown…

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  • Dress for Success: What Defines Your Style?

    what defines your style
    What really defines your style?  You've thought about it, and we've spent over 15 years online helping you explore the true meaning of style. And with summer just around the corner, what better a time for style motivation as the new season approaches?    If you crave some more style motivation, don't forget to check out my Daily StyleWORD here on FocusOnStyle. In this stylist advice post, I want to recap what I said to Tina Ann from San Juan Capistrano, CA during...
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  • Business Style Update: Three Ways to Upgrade Your Style Now Even If Fashion Is Not Your Thing

    Don't Blow Your Look

    I was at a business retreat this weekend with fellow women entrepreneurs who suddenly found themselves in the spotlight. Sounds great, right? Nope. These otherwise smart, savvy and successful women looked like deer in headlights when it came to how they present themselves.  Simply because they never really thought about it before. It just was not their thing. And now, they felt insecure, irrelevant, inappropriate and out of touch. It doesn’t have to be that way. Even if style doesn’t come…

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  • Repeat Offender – Wear something you haven’t worn in a month, A NEW WAY

    Marni Backstage F/W 2013

    As the balmier days of the season come to a close, it’s time to wear something on repeat, but refreshed for one last wear. Those rethink it moments: And why not? With many of your go-to winter closet constants about to make way for the spring season ahead, consider the possibilities of one last wear, rethought for a sartorial boost. And whether you’ve been paying attention to our classic foundation mantra or not, you’ll have no problem translating a key…

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  • 11 Fashion Fixes To Dress To Look Slimmer Now… Without Going To The Gym

    Dress To Look Slimmer
    Go on a fashion diet to dress to look slimmer now. Did you wake up feeling a little puffy today? No worries. Blame it on the time of year, time of month, or timing of that matcha tiramisu that moved the needle up on the scale. Fake a hot body with these quick stylist tips to look slimmer. All you need to do adjust the way you get dressed. It's the easiest diet in town! In fact, it's so simple that you...
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  • Stylist Advice: What to wear in New York + not look like a tourist

    club-monaco-ELIZABINA SILK TOP

     Dear Sharon:  I’ll be visiting New York next month and staying in Greenwich Village. I’m there for a wedding but concerned about  dresses and street clothes for walking around NYC and what to wear to visit friends. I’m 46 years old, 5’6″,  size 4 and have a ruler shape. I’m very thin now after an illness and learning to dress my new body. Any advice I appreciate greatly! (A. via Fashion Advice) >> MORE: What to Wear posts Welcome to my city and…

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  • Closet Overhaul 101: What about the clothes you don’t wear

    what about what you dont wear-5

    1-2-3, PURGE! I was talking to some of my mom friends the other day about making the best use of what we already own.  A few of us got together and the conversation about spring cleaning turned towards rethinking ways to coordinate or style up the clothes, shoes, accessories, and bags that sit in our closet and never really get worn, or even lost in the mix. So, the big question became a riff about the clothes you don’t wear…

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  • How to Wear It Week! How to style a white T-shirt

    WARDROBE STAPLE white t collage

    This week’s summer spotlight is How to Wear It Week. Let’s look at different ways to wear everybody’s wardrobe stable. 3 ways to dress up or dress down your favorite piece of clothing I don’t know about you but I spend a good amount of time wearing classic T-shirts. They are easy, timeless, and I love the utilitarian edge that holds everything else together. If there’s one workhorse item in your closet, it should be a white T-shirt. Be it designer or the…

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  • What Color Shoe to Wear With What: The (Non) Definitive Guide to mixing and matching shoes to your outfit

    f the shoe fits12.50.12 PM

    If I could only count how many times I have been asked, “what color shoe to wear with…?” I’d probably run out of digits. Here’s the thing, there really is no, that’s right zippo, answer on what shoe color you should wear with what color outfit. In style, there’s no blanket cookie-cutter answer, but a combination of elements that work in harmony to look great or not so great together. Think about shades, textures, hues, pattern, cut, balance, shoe style,…

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  • How to get an effortless sense of style


       Dear Sharon:  I really want to know how to have an effortless sense of style. What are the tips to achieve a look that is elegant, sophisticated, but understated and doesn’t look like I tried too hard, in other words, effortless style. I’m always afraid of looking high-maintenance and a little too preoccupied with my appearance rather than looking at ease in my appearance. I guess what I want is the opposite of the overstyled looked you see on reality TV. I’m…

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  • Mommy Chic: Easy style stay at home mom clothes- YES, you can wear yoga pants!

    Stay at home mom

    Ok, not too old  for one of our 15th anniversary online posts, but rather important in honor of Mother’s  Day. Yes, ladies you can look pulled together when you have a super casual lifestyle. have read with this week’s Mommy Chic post. –S.H. What to wear when all the moms are fashion plates. Let’s discover stay at home mom clothes for a mom who is is changing schools and feels the need to compete with the new moms in town. I…

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