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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!

  • What’s on your mind? Do you need some free fashion advice? Reach out and share…

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    As we’re getting into the start of the hot & muggy days of summer here, so many of us are winding down. But not here. We’re actually gearing up for some fab new additions to the FocusOnStyle lineup. In addition to my VIP One on One Stylist Style Mentoring Sessions, I’m working hard on creating the C’est Chic Crash Course and some other premium offerings. Just for you. We’re also doing a bunch of updates to the FocusOnStyle site itself……

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  • What to Wear: A Dress Redo from casual to corporate, from student to professional

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    Dress redo to master what to wear to transition your style when your lifestyle changes. Dear Sharon: I’m a 36 year old mom who has spent the last decade of my life somewhere between completing school and mommyhood. I’m about to graduate and need some ideas to build a professional looking wardrobe to wear for my new part-time job that’s a bit corporate. I’m thrilled to enter the business world with my degree under my belt but my student wardrobe…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to make your shoes fit when your feet are different sizes

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    Let’s help this reader with his shoe question to find narrow width shoes for his wife who has two different foot sizes.  Dear Sharon:  My wife has narrow feet. To add to this, they are also two different sizes. We are traveling frequently and I would like to gift her some fine high fashion shoes ($800 to $1500) but I do not know what brands are available in narrow widths. And, if any designer brand will allow to have two differing sizes at time of…

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  • Stylist Advice- Too Big Swing Dress Redo

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    I’m trying something new by adding my styling tips to a photo provided by you, the reader. If you like this new dress redo feature, please tell be in the comments below.  Dear Sharon: Many of my friends and I have been having problems making our swing dresses fit or style them into an outfit. I personally recently bought a lovely black swing dress but the size just doesn’t work. I’ve sent you a link to the dress to see its style…

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  • Stylist Advice: How to dress a short torso

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     Dear Sharon: Hello! I have a short torso on top of being only 5’2″. I am definitely not a size zero but I am not on the big side either. I have a terrible time finding clothes (mostly dresses) that fit right. It is so frustrating I can’t leave a store without crying or being very upset and EMPTY HANDED! What kind of dresses would you suggest? (via Fashion Advice)  >> RELATED: How to Dress For Your Body Type Guide, the most popular posts on what…

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  • Uma Thurman’s Motherhood was my yucky pill

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    Let’s call this week’s review of  FocusOnStyle’s 15th anniversary online post, the anti- Mommy Chic battle of those who overdo and those who purposely schlump out, and the relvelation that comes from their “sameness,” even though they may think they are light years apart. As we gear up to Mother’s Day let’s look back at the neighborhood of the mom’s at my son’s elementary school, the ones I called the YUMDAF’s and the OAFH’s. –S.H. Mommy (Un)Chic: Mommyheads Blowin’ In The Wind… Dear Diary: One of the…

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  • Add a classic retro feel to your biking shoes by way of Chukka boots

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    Stylist Advice- How to Style Vintage Menswear Shoes… classic is key Dear Sharon: What to wear with these Bridgeport Hush Puppies shoes (pictured below)? I got these shoes a while ago at a Thrift Shop and they were so cute that I couldn’t let them pass me by. The problem is, when I brought them home, I didn’t know exactly what to wear them with… and it turns out that they’re actually shoes for men… but they look pretty unisex. Maybe I can pull ’em off?…

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  • Stylist Advice: Can a man look like a man in women’s clothes?

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    How can a man be stylish in women’s clothes?… Men in women’s clothes? Nothing new with that query but how do you make it work when wanting to don something stylish from the other sex without, well, looking like the other sex you ask? Let’s help our reader make an on trend for everyone women’s jacket work for him without having to sacrifice his masculinity or look like an amateur cross-dresser.   Do you think I could wear this (jacket, above)…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to wear patterned & stylish rain boots like a grown up

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    Dear Sharon: Patterned rain boots are everywhere this spring. Is there a stylish way for a grown woman to wear them, or are they a fashion disaster? (Frances via Fashion Advice) >> RELATED: French Chic Trench Coats at a Certain Age No, no, patterned rain boots are not a fashion disaster at all. As a matter of fact, the wildly patterned, crazy colored patterned rain boots from a few seasons ago have given way to a more sophisticated and rugged look of puddle jumps. Some,…

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  • Stylist Advice- How To Look Hot On A First Date but not too hot that you come off the wrong way

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    We sometimes get so confused as to what to wear on a first date. Through the years, I’ve been asked all sorts of dress questions, particulary from women re-entering the dating scene. In this week’s 15th Anniversary post, let’s reflect back to what a lovely lady over 40 should consider to wear on a first date.  Oh, as far as her date, I have some advice for him here too. —S.H. >> MORE: Dating Dress Tips Dear Sharon: I’m in my…

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  • What to wear for a mom’s night out

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    Mommy Chic: Friday evening with your girlfriends is always such great fun even if not as frequent when you are a mom. But what to wear for a mom’s night out without looking like you’re trying too hard or just got back from the office? Let’s help our reader get some inspiration for Friday night outfits to hit the bars in style.   I am a 38 yr old mum of two who is going out with the girls in a few weeks…

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