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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!

  • 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

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    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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  • Business Chic Stylist Advice- How to wear navy with brown

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    Dear Sharon: I’m 25 years old and work for a professional services firm. I usually wear smart shirts and trousers to work but I’ve got to admit that I’m a little bored of the usual black trouser, shoes and belt and trying to understand how to wear navy with brown to come out of my comfort zone.  Recently, I bought navy blue straight (almost pencil type) three-quarter trousers from Zara and they came with a chocolate brown belt. The problem is that I want to […]

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  • Help, I’m short and busty and need some clothing stylist advice

    Helmut Lang Belted Wool Cardigan Charcoal Petite A long and drapey open cardigan is gathered with a suede tie belt that subtly defines the shape.

    How to make this reader embrace her curvy petite figure with grace and style. Now doesn’t that sound better than short and busty? Dear Sharon:  I am 20 years old and 5’1″ with slim legs, hips, and stomach. However, I  have an inverted triangle body type with strong shoulders and a 34DD bust!  My boyfriend recently told me I have a beautiful body and I shouldn’t use my clothes to hide it. The problem is, I have a hard time finding clothes that don’t […]

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  • Stylist Advice- Help, my heel is too small and I trip out of my shoes!

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     Dear Sharon:  For the past three years, I trip out of my shoes. It started when I was on the my way to job interview when, all of a sudden, both my feet slipped out of my pumps! I had been wearing these pumps all year and now they didn’t fit. It was a nightmare just to make it to the door of the interview as I couldn’t take a “normal” step without losing a shoe. So embarrassing! From that day on, no strapless […]

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  • Beauty Advice- How to make my eyes stand out?

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    We’ve got a repeat reader asking for some beauty advice. Always glad to help! Dear Sharon: I’ve contacted Focus On Style about a year ago and it helped me to change my style completely. I really am quite confident in what I wear now and it’s quite fun. Thank you again! I just have a quick question regarding my eyes. I have very small eyes that don’t really grab attention (that’s why I wear quirky glasses *giggles*). I was wondering is […]

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  • What’s a stay-at-home mom to wear & not look dumpy?

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    I totally get where this reader is coming from as I remember this dressing predicament from when my son was little. What’s a stay-at-home mom to wear can be frustrating, if not a bit sticky. Let’s help her out with some stylist tips…. they work to for a solo-entrepreneur who works from home with a virtual staff. Dear Sharon:  I am a stay-at-home mom and I never know what to put on. Most days I exercise and go to the store or […]

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