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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!

  • 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

    Mixed prints & patterns from the Spring 2010 runways- photos:catwalking

    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?

    Mercedes-Benz Presents Fashion Week Spring 2010 People & Atmosphere - Day 2

    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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  • What to wear to a Christmas party when it’s cold

    Claudia Schiffer at the British Fashion Awards 2009

    What to wear to a Christmas party when it’s coldIs it ok to wear a short-sleeved dress to a Christmas Party even if it is 30 degrees outside?I am going to wear a shawl but would like to take it off I don’t want to look so conservative, just be warm. I am a young 40 and it is a corporate Christmas Party. (Via Comcast email)A:Look how Claudia Schiffer dresses up for a cold nightIt can get tricky to look […]

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  • Fashion Emergency: Help! I’m in a fashion rut and only 22!

    Fashion-Emergency-Help!-I-m-in-a-fashion-rut-and-only-22_call_my_stylist_image

    Short torso, long legs, no style… oh my! I would love to be proud of what I wear but it’s hard to feel attractive in my comfort zone of T-shirts and jeans. I also struggle with trying to find a style that I feel is age appropriate for me at 22 years old and not too young or too old. I’ve never considered myself to be very stylish and I tend to stay away from current fads, like gladiator sandals for […]

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  • Ruffles

    How to wear ruffles...

    How to wear the ruffle trend I wanted to know a smart and not too over-the-top way to incorporate ruffles into my wardrobe. I saw so many references to ruffles in magazines, and I love the look, but I’m not sure how to put it together, please help! Thank you! (New York, NY) Stay on trend and elegant with this very feminine trend Ruffles are one of the strongest fashion trends right now, but if not put together in just […]

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