STYLIST ADVICE

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!

Wear Stars and Stripes In-Style This Fourth of July

Wear stars and stripes and celebrate independence day with fresh takes on patriotic style… Playing with classic American heritage symbols on 4th of July has been about as out of style as wearing stirrup pants, that is, until we noticed key elements back on the scene. From Acne’s winning Spring 2012 collection featuring star & stripe motifs in unexpectedly cool inclinations to Lana Del Ray’s ultra-cool take on an otherwise banal piece, the idea of donning patriotic symbols hasn’t looked [...]

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Balenciaga Wear It Now! The New Summer Suit- Resort 2013 Highlights for a spin on Business Chic

The Summer Suit… still relaxed yet sleek from Balenciaga Resort 2013… Just in time for the first scorching hot days of summer here in NYC comes the perfect refresher course on attainable chic from the Resort 2013 collections. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Day three of our look at extracting the trends from next season for now has our attention on Balenciaga’s directional outing. Full of ultra-smart, forever chic options with a real-world appeal, Nicolas Ghesquiere worked the working-girl ease of his [...]

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Wear It Now – The Ladylike Summer LBD – Preen Resort 2013 Highlights

The Summer LBD… it’s kinda a fast-forward, roll back… Call it a bonus that the 2013 Resort collections are happening just as the summer season kick’s off -with plenty of notes for you to take inspiration from. Consider Preen’s ultra-femme black cut-out dress the ultimate little-black-dress to be on the out look for this season, long before it reaches stores! Its unadorned surfaces, classic silhouette and retro inclinations are sure to make it a year-round staple that you can wear [...]

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Carven & Celine Wear It Now! Cropped Printed Pants- Resort 2013 Highlights

Resort 2013 Highlights that you can wear now! Take note ladies, no need to wait until December to get your hands for top inspiring trends to hits stores… First up, cropped printed pants. >>More: On Mastering Printed Pants The 2013 Resort collections may not be hitting shops until months from now, but we take that as even more reason to take a cue and get ahead of the game by paying attention on how to wear the latest future looks now, [...]

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Make-Over Monday – Add Prints to Your Summer Look

Master a confident hand at mixing vivid prints into your look this summer for the perfect Make-Over Monday, allowing you a full week to play with prints! Go ahead, attempt to take them for a test drive, just be sure to share your pics with us along the way… Start the week and the season off in on-trend style with our look at one of the season’s biggest stories –Prints, and plenty of them. >>MORE: Prints, and how to wear [...]

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The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide

Banana Republic sateen shorts

 Are you game? I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece  in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did. The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try. Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide [...]

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Stylist Advice: You can do this! Audrey Tautou’s easy fitting pants and a girly blouse for French chic élan

Loooove the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants. It's the unexpected hit of French chic that you can add to your wardrobe.

I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lively masculine/feminine French chic mix that hits smart notes by way of a soft blouse and tailored, easy fitting pants We should really call this post, “mix this DON’T match that” as  it’s the unexpected combination that works so well. Love the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants spotted on French actress Audrey Tautou. It’s the unexpected hit of French chic élan that you can add to your wardrobe. Pairing something frilly [...]

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Stylist Advice: Do you want Sofia Veraga curves? Try these flare jeans tips

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Flare jeans that look chic and not mumsy like Sophia Vergara’s do Sophia Vergara has been making a case for flare jeans over their skinny jeans sister as she’s been spotted working her HABITUAL Hayworth Flare jeans all over town lately. I could probably guess it’s because THE curvy one knows that the POWER of flare jeans worn the right way can work wonders on your figure. Here’s how you can do some figure-balancing magic … Flare legs will balance [...]

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How to wear pastels and look chic not chintzy- look at Tilda Swinton & Marion Cotillard for style ideas

Tilda Swinton poses at the "Moonrise Kingdom" photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Sophisticated dusty pale colors that never scream juvenile You must know that I’m not a fan of grown up women wearing baby pastels… in one wrong wimpy shade, you instantly take a hit to your personal power right down to that of  a kid. >>> MORE: Do you need more style inspiration? Read how Michelle Obama wears pastels to look chic But strong women CAN pull off pastels– particularly on these unbearably hot days (ok, not [...]

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If Nicole Kidman’s d’Orsay Pumps Don’t Make A Case To Get You Out of Clod-Hopper Platforms, Nothing Will!

Nicole Kidman at the "The Paperboy" Photocall - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Sexy, chic and sophisticated  & stunning  d’Orsay pumps that you won’t be laughing at in photos in years to come Hey, am I looking at YOU? The lady teetering along in mega platforms because you think they are trendy? Listen up, if you can’t walk in a shoe, no matter how in style you may think they are, that’s no-no numero uno. Add the fact, that looking like Clydesdale in a clod-hopper is most difficult to pull off at [...]

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How to wear yellow- It’s THE bright trend color, but oh so tricky to pull off

Italian actress Marta Gastini poses during the photocall of "Dario Argento Dracula"

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Sunny yellow that looks chic and not like a box of Peeps gone wrong Personally, I’m usually not a fan of one of  BIGGEST trend colors this season. Yet, I LOVE how this plunging V yellow dress looks on Italian actress Marta Gastini at Cannes earlier this week that I just may be a color convert.  >>MORE from the French Riviera: Cannes Do Chic  Sunny yellow that’s oh so pretty and bright as a shade is often disastrous [...]

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FRENCH CHIC SHIRT LESSON 101: A classic white shirt balances a vivid print a la Leïla Bekhti

I’ll Have What She’s Having:  What to wear with a bold print skirt? A white shirt, of course, is oh soooo French Chic! Leïla Bekhti, the French actress, knows that the best compliment to something bold and bright is palette cleansing clean, classic, and crisp starkness by way of a perfect shirt. >> MORE from the French Riviera: Cannes Do Chic Let’s review the styling finesse of the bold “Renaissance painting” print Carven skater skirt  from last fall that she wore  at Cannes the other [...]

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Everything’s right about a bare midriff and how to wear a crop top like Freida Pinto

Frieda Pinto wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo midrif baring 2-piece outfit at the Cannes Film Festival

  I”ll Have What She’s Having: A flirty bare midriff in balance & how to wear the look. I sure know about this one! I think I spent a good decade of my life running around in a variety of bare midriff crop tops! Having a 22 1/2 inch waist at the time I barely (cheesy pun, I know) met a midsection baring top that I didn’t like. >> RELATED: AbFab, Rooney Mara in Miu Miu Belly Baring Chic What [...]

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