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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!

  • Kim Kardashian manages to take a perfectly fine– and loose-fitting– dress and make it look cheesy

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    With all the insane streams of money coming her way, Kim K still manages to look cheap. We get celebrity style pr tip sheets of almost every celebrity and celebutard that you can imagine wearing something or another.   Usually they end upon the trash, but this time I couldn’t bear not to share this Kim Kardashian “celebrity style” alert as it’s so tacky that I’ve got to hope no one out there wants to make it stick. We all…

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  • Rihanna Rocks Some Very Cool Sunglasses- That is if you can get past the rest of her prom queen Muppet look

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    I'll Have What She's Having: If you look beneath the overworked mess.Yes, Rihanna, when it comes to your celebrity style, sometimes, well, most of the time, you work the living daylights out of it.Exhausting.But, the rest of you can find a golden needle in this mishmash of too many style things…Despite Rihanna's questionable 80's era Miss Tennessee inspired up-do and the fact that her feathery ensemble looks akin to a Jim Hensen Muppet creation, what does work and what one…

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  • How to Wear the Neon Trend

    Neon Girls- Backstage at Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011

    Stylist Advice- Go Bright & Get It Right! Neon can be so tricky to wear and, as it is so bright, certainly a fashion mistake that won’t go unnoticed. But if you get it right…. WOW! All you need are a few food stylist tips to understand how to wear the neon trend. Take a cue from Christopher Kane‘s updated ladylike lace neons, pictured above right, and Raf Simon‘s vivid techno take on sublime couture at Jil Sander, pictured below,…

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  • Stylist Advice- What To wear to a film festival

    Naeem Khan top at NeimanMarcus.com

    Naeem Khan top at NeimanMarcus.com I am of Indian origin and live in London. I am going to the premiere of a Hindi movie at the London Indian Film Festival. I am just wondering if I should wear something formal like a black dress or casual like a pair of jeans and a nice top to go with. Thanks for your help — M.G. via fashion advice When in doubt about what to wear for any occasion, it is always…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to wear an unstructured maxi skirt

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    How should I wear this Pins and Needles Chiffon Maxi Skirt from Urban Outfitters? I love it, but I don’t know what top would go well with it…? — A.L. via fashion advice Well, first off, I have to admit that chiffon, or any unstructured, maxi skirt is pretty darn tricky to pull off without looking like you’re wearing a sack. There’s an 80’s unstructured retro vibe, which is only fresh if you have not lived through the 80’s and…

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  • How to Wear Pale Colors When You Are A Redhead With Pale Skin

    Julianne Moore in a soft rosy color that compliments her pale complexion

    Pale Skin Vs Ice-Cream Color Shades… Can I Pull It Off?I’m a redhead with very pale skin really want to wear one of the new ice-cream colored dresses that are in the shops right now to my friend’s wedding this August.I’m a firm believer in being pale and proud and really don’t want to pay for a fake tan just for this one night! But I need some fashion advice on what color is going to look best on me…

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  • Best platform wedge sandals comfy enough for diehard flat-wearers

    Robert Clergerie 'Arco' Espadrille at Nordstrom

    “How to find a flattering shoe with a bit of ‘lift’ when you are a flats devotee.Hey Sharon– love your piece on the best platform shoes of the season. I, however, am a chronic flat-wearer; the height of my footwear varies only if I wear thick socks with my Adidas.Which are the best (ie easiest) platform pairs to wear that won’t send me to my local podiatrist … know any good ones?!- (New York, NY via e-mail)”

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  • How to Wear Mixed Prints and Patterns

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    How to Wear Mixed Prints and Patterns.Mixing prints and patterns is a top trend but how do I pull it off without looking like a lunatic escaping a fire?I’ve been seeing reading all sorts of tips about how to mix prints but whenever I try to wear a combination of different prints, I always feel like a fashion disaster. I must look like a fashion mess as well since I feel like people look at me cockeyed. Are there any…

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  • How to wear a vintage jacket

    YSL leather jacket from the the fall 2003 collection

    Styling tips to make a 7-year old YSL Leather Jacket look modernI have an authentic vintage Yves Saint Laurent black leather jacket that I purchased around 2002 when I worked for the company. The blazer style leather jacket with shoulder pads was very expensive at the time and cost ?2k (over $3,100). Luckily, I was able to use my employee discount. Unfortunately, I have not worn it much since. With the return of the big shoulders this season, I think…

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  • Non-Wool Winter Coat Alternatives

    Burberry lined trench at Buberry.com

    I am extremely allergic to wool. However, I love the look of wool winter dress coats, particularly pea coats.I have been trying for years to find a coat that is fashionable and professional as well as warm enough for winter. As if that is not enough, I need an alternative to wool, because as I stated before wool makes me break out in hives. Please help me to be both fashionable and warm this winter. (via email)

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  • What to wear to a New Year’s Eve house party?

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    Dressing for a holiday party may fluster many of us, but it doesn’t have to. Classic, that’s the way to go when you want to look, timeless, chic, and very dressed up without adding a Las Vegas amount of glitz to your wardrobe.Depending on the crowd, a New Year’s Eve house party can be a very simple and low-key affair. There really isn’t much need to splurge on something that you may never have the opportunity to wear again, particularly…

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