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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!

  • Clothing Care Tip: I figured out how to fold T-shirts neatly- The Miracle Fold is my secret!

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    I have to admit when it comes to how to fold T-shirts neatly, I get a bit anal. There must be a part of me left over from random still-life stylist jobs (I almost always worked with models) where the idea that every crease in a perfectly stacked set of shirts looks crisp, pristine, and most important, EVEN…. like in a catalog or on a store shelf. Admittedly, I have since developed a fascination with the Japanese shirt folding video…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear with really flashy shoes

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     I just bought these beautiful Jeffrey Campbell Martini Studded Ballerina Flats and I don’t know what to wear with them. I’ve tried to get some help from friends, but they think the shoes are “too gold” or “tacky.” I was thinking about taking them back but I don’t want to because I love them. Can you please give me some ideas or suggestions? I can’t figure what kind of tops or dresses to wear with them. Thanks, I’ve attached a…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear with a peplum top

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    Peplum pairings… what has become a favorite silhouette in many wardrobes can still be perplexing when it comes to deciding on what to wear with a peplum top. Let’s solve that… Dear Sharon:  I recently purchased a sheer lace peplum top. Because of the fabric and two-toned colors that is has I’m stumped on what to wear it with. I was thinking stripe shorts but I’m not sure if stripes will flatter my figure. (K.J. via Fashion Advice? >>RELATED: Peplum Style Tips…

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  • 16 WAYS TO GET YOUR WORK WARDROBE TOGETHER: How to Clean Out Your Closet and What to Toss for a Business Chic Wardrobe

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    With spring/summer comes transitioning wardrobe staples and learning what to toss for classic Business Chic when looking to clean out your closet And lucky for all of us, the fashion tides have continued to herald minimal, forever-chic heritage dressing which means you can safely reorganize your work wear for the long haul. >>YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN READING: Work It: Style Guidelines for Women Entrepreneurs Start by committing to a ritual of cleaning out your closet twice a year to maintain…

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  • Stylist Advice: Can I wear this Rebecca Taylor maxi dress to a wedding?

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     Would this Rebecca Taylor pleated maxi dress be appropriate for a guest to wear to a formal(bridesmaids and MOB’s will be in long dresses) summer June wedding in Wisconsin? The wedding will be late afternoon and the reception is at a formal hall.  (M.W. via Fashion Advice) >>MORE INSPIRATION: Couture Dresses to Dream About   First off, great find! We instantly recognized this pleated maxi as a score for many a reason, besides the Rebecca Taylor runway show. With its neutral color, it serves as a versatile…

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  • Stylist Advice- How Can I Wear Head-To-Toe Denim?

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Rocker head-to-toe-denim à la Gwen Stefani that can really suit me too! Dear Sharon: What are your ideas on trying out the head-to-toe denim look when I am old enough to remember it being on-trend, the first time around? I try my hardest to keep my look age-appropriate, so how can I avoid making a misstep? (K.A via Fashion Advice) RELATED: Denim, how you like it!  You aren’t the only one who remembers that early 80’s moment when…

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  • From Plus size to not, what to wear as you lose weight?

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    Dear Sharon: I have undergone weight loss surgery and am about half way to my goal; just over 50 pounds gone so far. I have always been a plus size gal and I find that I have no idea where to start with clothes shopping in smaller sizes. I don’t know what looks good on me or where to begin. I don’t want to spend a lot of money yet, but need a few things to see me through to the next stage. Any…

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  • Three Ways to Double Duty Your Style- Business fashion for a back to work mom

    Look for pieces that do double duty for a back to work mom- like these from Ann Taylor

     Dear Sharon: It’s time for me to address what it takes to create a wardrobe of business fashion for a back to work mom. After being away from the concrete jungle for 6 years, it’s time to go back to the office on a part-time basis. The thing is that my wardrobe is looking a bit dated and close to a size smaller although I am hoping to get back to my original weight. I want to start to rebuild my…

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  • Wanna have your own Kate Middleton moment? Here’s how to copy a Royal prom look

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    This is your Princess Moment with tips on how to steal a Royal prom look. Prom & Wedding season is just about to begin, so what’s a girl to do when she’s to dish up a royal-worthy look? Lucky for all of us, there’s the eternally on-point and quintessentially elegant style of Kate Middleton to look to for inspiration. Take a cue from the royal’s  contemporary nuances on old-school polish with a verve of unstoppable flair. Dear Sharon:  Hi! I…

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  • Stylist Advice- Should I Wear Nylons to a Formal Business Dinner?

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    Hi y’all. I’m recuperating with a fractured ankle so Naveed is doing this week’s Stylist Advice question… -S.H Dear Sharon:It’s been awhile since I’ve had to wear a dress to an evening event during winter in the Northwest. I’m so torn on the proper thing to do when it comes to nylons. It’s a business banquet with Sr. executives from my husband’s company – I really want to be polished as I’m representing him in front of his people. What would you recommend? I’m thinking…

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  • Do you need some tips to transition to spring? Try a Flippy Skirt, here’s how to style the look

    Transition to spring with a flippy shirt

    As the days are longer, sometimes you crave a hemline that’s shorter. Try a flippy skirt! What to wear now? Yes, unfortunately, it’s that confusing time of year again… Transitional weather is here and with it comes an often confusing sartorial time no longer with a few simple tricks we’ve got up our sleeves for you. We’ve rounded up a few snaps of amazing ladies sporting a new way to think about wearing lighter dresses and flippy skirts early in the…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a funeral

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    As much as we like to ignore it, death is a part of life and deciding what to wear to a funeral can be perplexing. I’m attending a funeral and have decided to wear a 3/4 sleeve navy blue bodycon dress that reaches me just at the knees. I  would like to pair it with a cardigan and belt but have no idea what color to choose. Please help me chose what to wear to a funeral. Thank you. (C.B. via Fashion Advice)…

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