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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!

  • The Quickest Make-Over Ever- 4 Easy Tips for An Instant Update

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    We’re transitioning into spring but that doesn’t mean that you need to start fresh. Give your winter wardrobe a bold of fabulousness and modernity with these FOUR EASY MAKEOVER TIPS. We’ve culled four easy, sure-fire steps to help you work magic in no time with budget-minded, expert style & beauty tips just as we reach the end of winter and wait for the new sartorial season ahead. Add a Bit of Off-Beat, Bold Brights to Your Winter Look: Take a chance on…

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  • Stylist Advice- Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli, here’s how

    Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Old school rule breaking that keeps you looking all the more chic… As this crazy mild winter transitions towards spring, we are not quite ready to don the brights yet are still not wanting to be buried in heavy hues… unless artfully combined, that is. Let’s start with a simple disclaimer: There are FEW woman who can wear a skirt as short and hair as long past 40 other than supermodel Naomi Campbell- the woman…

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  • Michelle Obama Style Alert- First Lady Wears Vintage Style and Does NOT Look Like an Old Lady

      I’ll Have What She’s Having : A mellow hued watercolor floral print that although vintage inspired, looks fresh and age appropriate on First Lady Michelle Obama. A rich print on a classic 60’s inspired princess coat could have gone all wrong on someone Michelle Obama’s age, as it could have aged her beyond her years if it weren’t for some modern updates and a slightly more relaxed silhouette that took away the Jackie Kennedy edge from her ensemble. Stylist…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Alicia Keys Shows You How To Pull Off a Leather Skirt with Class

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A flattering leather skirt that is both chic and modern. Leather skirts can look tacky, we know. Particularly when you are not a rail thin beanpole but a lady with some gorgeous womanly curves. But, if you wear leather right, wow… MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having By pairing a demure silk blouse in an elegant jewel tone, songstress Alicia Keys managed to evoke an elegant allure in a statement making leather paneled pencil skirt…

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  • Tuxedo Tips- Guys, here’s the ONE time you can all look (sort of) like George Clooney!

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    Men’s Style Advice: Can I ditch the cummerbund and pleated tuxedo shirt and go more modern?  Dear Sharon: I saw your site “Focus on Style,” I’m not sure if you answer men’s questions but here goes. I have a standard, two-button, notch lapel black tuxedo that I wear to weddings (I’m 27 so I go to at least one wedding a month these days) with an eight-pleat shirt and cummerbund/bow tie. Pretty much your standard tux. However, I hate the fit…

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  • How to wear a floppy wide brim hat and not look like a pimp

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    Statement making BoHo wide brim hats have continued to be a major fashionista statement this season. It’s a fashion trend that’s just as tricky to pull off as the other biggie, faux fur vests, and can have as many, if not more, catastrophic style results. Not worn the right way, what is meant to look dramatic and chic ends up looking like the wearer is channeling a 70’s gangster pimp character. Just look at KK and –albeit a favorite movie score–…

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  • Pippa Middleton’s Fashion Mistake- Color Blocks Her Legs To Look Shorter

    Pippa Middleton with her Aruna Seth Romana Bag

    I (Don’t) Want What She’s Having: Legs that look stumpy from poor fashion choices Pippa Middleton, the every-girl style icon is looking decidedly edgy for herself. While the particular wash of her fuchsia jeans is not our favorite with its strange dye markings down the side, we appreciate her effort to spunk up a classic dark blazer with a burst of color paired with her go-to Aruna Seth Romina bag. But, here’s where Pippa went wrong… Her calf-high black boots completely…

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  • How To (Not) Wear a Faux Fur Vest- the trend is trickier than it seems

    What looks pretty on the model can be rather tricky on an everyday woman

    Faux fur vests are probably one of the hottest fashion trends of the moment. The thing is that they are also rather tricky to wear. If you are not careful, you could look like a wild hairy beast that took over the mall. Not to mention that fur vests are not the most practical way to stay warm on anything other than a mild day. Let’s get the faux fur vest trend right. Here we have a lovely, chic model wearing…

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  • Mastering Winter Dressing- Take the Bulk Out of Layering

    Multi- weight, toasty warm alpaca sweater from Ann Demeulemeester

    Just as the season’s cold wintery weather is just starting to take hold we’ve compiled a shortlist of slimming layering tricks and smart finds that should keep you warm without changing your proportions or adding unwanted bulk. After all, who wants to go about their everyday while concealing themselves in pieces that add unnecessary weight to one’s look? Even though it’s cold out, there’s no need to swath yourself in visually fattening garb when innovative technology and a set of savvy notes to take…

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  • It’s Black and White- Fashion for your size that’s age-appropriate too!

    Alice + Olivia Constance Striped Coat at Shopbop

    Whether you’re a size 2, 12, or 22 there is no excuse not to look fabulous at any age! Knowing your body and what works isn’t always easy, however. Then, when the latest trends are thrown into the mix, the result can be confusing.  High fashion magazines aren’t always entirely helpful. They don’t translate into the battlefield of life. So many of my design clients often ask me to incorporate fashion into their style makeovers. And, I say stay on…

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  • i-Ella interviews Sharon Haver

    Sharon Haver interviewed on i-Ella

    What a nice surprise to start the New Year! My interview as a featured fashion insider on i-Ella, the fab new buy, borrow, or swap designer fashion site is up and I wanted to share it with you.  i-Ella needed a peek inside my closet and I thought spotlighting some of my favorite shoes was the way to go.  Take a look and tell me what you think. You’ll also learn a bit about my fashion philosophy and how I…

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