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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!

  • 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


    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

    DIANE von FURSTENBERG Dress - Aurora Three-Quarter Sleeve Dress at Bloomingdale's

    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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  • Stylist Advice- How To Get the Confidence To Change Your Style


    Stylist Advice to gain confidence is precisely one of the reasons that I’ve been online for 15 years in order to help you be present your best self possible. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of online. I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what sure-fire ways that I’ve personally tested you help boost your confidence instantly.  Read on & revisit – S.H.  First of all, I totally love your website,…

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  • Cheap Chic: How to look stylish on a budget

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    How to look stylish on a budget in minutes with expert style advice… Take from black belt shoppers who NEVER pay full price for almost anything when it comes to looking chic while being frugal. Let’s be clear, Sharon & I both love something fabulous, at an equally fabulous price when we can. We’re here keep you looking more put together and confident, with ease that rings true to your personal style. After all, we get dressed ourselves and no matter…

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  • How To Be A Stylist: It’s All About The Tzuj With Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot Fashion Stylist Tricks

    A rare photo of me on a photo shoot and it’s becuase it was in a magazine! New Woman magazine did a feature story about me and here I am in a snippet photo as a stylist on the set with Brad Boles (FoS contributing editor at large) on makeup & North Rebis on hair. Yes, I still wear my Yoji Yamamoto shirt that I have on ! I kept my stylist scissors in a holster belt

    I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in so many aspects of being a fashion stylist during my career that’s spanned decades. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of online and the launch of my C’est Chic Crash Course, I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what REALLY  happens as a stylist behinds the scenes on a photoshoot.  Read on & revisit… On a professional…

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  • Wardrobe Basics: How to take what you have to flatter your hourglass figure…

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     Stylist advice to flatter your figure! Hannah sent us a query on how she can update her current pieces and flatter her hourglass figure at the same time… Dear Sharon: I have a lot of clothes but I’m not sure how to put things together to make them stylish. The clothes are older clothes and I don’t have the money to buy new ones. I have an hour glass body shape, and would love to be able to show it off without being immodest….

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