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

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    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 FocusOnStyle.com online. I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what sure-fire ways that I’ve personally tested to 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 FocusOnStyle.com 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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  • HELP, MY BEST FRIEND’S WARDROBE EMBARRASSES ME

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    15 years for FocusOnStyle online… oh, my! For our ongoing anniversary celebration, let’s revisit this 1999 post about a woman who thinks her best friend has an embarrassing wardrobe. Do you think they are still friends? – S.H. Dear Sharon: My best girlfriend and I have a wonderful time together. She is fun, compassionate, and a true friend. Yet, she has the worst taste imaginable in clothing. Whenever we go out, she wears something that is just w-r-o-n-g! I feel completely…

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  • Kitchen Floor Entrepreneur…

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    In our continuing 15th year celebration of FocusOnStyle online, let’ s revist this favorite post about what to wear for the stay-at-home entrepreneur.  This timeless post is from 2000, complete with it’s original header art. –S.H. Real World Dressing For The Stay-At-Home Business Pro Dear Sharon: For the past several years, I have practically had to beg, borrow, and steal to get my dream business off the ground. Finally, investments have rolled in. Now, instead of looking like the power player people think I…

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  • It’s cold, you need this: Quick layering tips & must-have’s to help prepare you for an artic chill

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    Brrrrr, it’s freezing out. We all need a little extra padding to protect us from the elements. But who wants to look like a S’Mores with legs? Don’t worry, we have you covered…. Quick layering tips are something we think you may want to take heed of considering how brutally cold its been so early on into the winter season So how do you prepare yourself before heading out in the ‘polar vortex?’ And no, red wine is not the answer!…

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  • Leather Style + Care Guide

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    Our Leather Style + Care Guide comes to you as we’ve begun to look through our archives in celebration of our 15th year online while keeping in mind what works for today And if we’re placing bets, our money’s on leather. Its everywhere more than ever now, plus, it’s unbearably cold all over the states this season. And most updated of all this time around: summer leather! From runways to discount chains, leather has become a quintessential element on deluxe…

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  • Is it cool to flaunt designer labels as part of your personal business brand?

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    Business Style Stylist Advice: How you project yourself as a professional can get tricky. Let’s help this reader see the sides of whether or not it is cool to flaunt designer labels as part of your business brand as some entrepreneurs do.  Dear Sharon: As an entrepreneur and marketing coach, I’m aware of how my fellow online marketers present themselves. I follow a particular woman’s program where she constantly displays photos of herself decked out in every luxury label and…

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  • Last-Minute Holiday Style Questions: Answered!

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    I had so much fun on the phone last week answering your last-minute holiday style questions! The special bonus Q&A session was for my bestie’s on my newsletter list… it’s free to subscribe & this live call was a thank you for being part of my insiders. I love the connection of getting up close with you by phone for some quick-fire help. There will be more opportunities coming up in the new year (so hop on my list, why…

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