STYLIST ADVICE

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!

Kitchen Floor Entrepreneur…

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

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

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?

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!

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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When it’s time to replace your best cashmere sweater…

C by Bloomingdale's Cashmere Turtleneck

Let’s help this reader understand how to identify types of cashmere & replace her best cashmere sweater with something fresh. Dear Sharon: I visited your video on cashmere. I would like to add a cashmere piece to my wardrobe each year. I have a very favorite turtleneck that I purchased in a cashmere specialty store in Manhattan about 15 years ago. I bought it on sale and I cannot find anything like it again. The more I wash it the softer [...]

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Style yourself slimmer in minutes with these 10 fail proof clothing and beauty solutions

Learn how to Style Yourself Slimmer Fast with these 10 Simple Solutions to try now Whether you’re low on time/inspiration for the gym or if you’re constantly on the go should no longer matter for the moment with these effective ideas to help you instantly boost your confidence with practical tips for a svelter you. >>DON’T MISS: The French Chic Diet And best of all, from beauty to the right kind of hosiery, we bet you won’t even have to [...]

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Stylist Advice- Men’s job interview style for a business lunch

This reader question is about men’s job interview style for a business lunch. Women also need to pay heed to not trump the person who is conducting your interview. Dear Sharon: I have a lunch interview at a fairly upscale restaurant next week. I am a guy who has no fashion sense. However, I do know that I will be suiting up for this occasion. I have a navy suit, white shirt and black tie. My question is, should I take off my suit [...]

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Everyday Chic: 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall (if you don’t have these key pieces already)

Sharon & I want to help you get a grip on Everyday Can-Do Chic with these 10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall… …. and, with continuing trends, you may not even have to add anything new -lucky you! Transitional weather dressing is hitting most of us this time of year and with that in mind we’ve taken a moment on what you can easily do to update your style to stay on trend and look your best. Take inspiration [...]

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How to Dress Up A Dress – The Greatest Building Block of Them All

Let’s call this DRESS WEEK! You know how to accessorize with French Chic street style from Paris Fashion Week, which new skirt length looks modern, and NOW: How to Dress Up A Dress! Get the most out of your money as we close our week covering the benefit’s of a simple frock to help you discover what works for you when it comes to that one essential piece. The right dress & skirt can take you far, so take note as [...]

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Try A New Skirt Length and Update Your Look and Attitude

Try A New Skirt Length, go ahead and challenge yourself, you just might be surprised at the results… Like a good dress, a good skirt can take you quite far sartorially speaking, but unlike a dress you get even more wear as you can mix & match like there’s no tomorrow. And since we all know how easy it is to get mundane with what you already know looks good on you, we thought you might want to consider a [...]

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Shape Shifters: What to wear when your weight fluctuates

Help! My weight fluctuates! I have nothing to wear and too many clothes. Sounds familiar? Let’s help this reader figure out what to buy + what to wear when your weight fluctuates. Dear Sharon: I have a yo-yo  weight that regularly fluctuates so I have an overstuffed closet with little to wear that’s the right size at the moment. I have clothes that are too large and clothes that are too small, but barely a thing that fits me right now. [...]

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Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished

Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished- Milla Jovovich at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show

How to stay cool yet maintain polished summer business attire élan can be a toughy  during a heat wave. Let’s dive in, at least the metaphor is cooling & solve the what to wear to work when it’s hot fashion dilemma… My gosh, it’s a scorcher out! I just got back from a meeting in sweltering midtown Manhattan, aka Schvitz City today,  and thought I would hurry up and push this post up as long as the temperature was doing [...]

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