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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- 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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  • Stylist Advice- Is there a rule about mixing metallics?

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    Can this reader pull off mixing metallics all in one outfit? Dear Sharon: O.K, I have a question about metallics. There is this fairly new gold/silver color I love. I have purses, I have sweaters, I have shoes, I have tops with it stitched in etc. I know there is a “double denim” rule but I am not sure about metallics. For example, one day I wore metallic shoes an embellished top and a sweater, they all matched, but it occurred to me it might be…

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  • Add some ZING! What color shoes to wear with dressy neutrals for holiday chic

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    Stylist Advice-  Decisions, decisions about what shoe color to wear. How can this reader add pizzazz to a neutral holiday dress…  I am wearing a mocha dress with sequins at Christmas and wondering what color of shoes I should get? Please help!!! (A.W. via Fashion Advice)  >> READ: Perfect Party Shoes Standout sequins in muted shades of nude are very of the moment this holiday season. They are a sultry take on subtle and can be styled two ways for maximum holiday…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a black tie optional event with the boss? Try an evening wrap!

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    If a black tie optional event is mostly business men, can this reader dare to bare with a backless dress? Dear Sharon:  I would sincerely appreciate your input on an issue I am having with a business black tie optional event.  I am attending a “black tie optional” awards ceremony anddinner for a builders’ association in Western NY (near Canada). My completely platonic date is my boss. The builders’ association is pretty male dominated, but I’m sure most will bring their wives/girlfriends to…

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  • Stylist Advice- Plus Size Layering, Define A Focal Point

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    Dear Sharon:  I am overweight. Sometimes I wear blouses open with turtlenecks underneath. Can you wear a scarf with the open blouse and turtleneck? (C.M. via Fashion Advice)   I’m not sure that I love the way you start out your question by announcing that you are overweight. Regardless of your size, we ALL need to make the most of what we’ve got which should come from a place of confidence and pride with our unique self. That said, what’s with ALL…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to jazz up a conservative red holiday dress

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    Dear Sharon: I’m wearing this holiday red shiny Tahari dress with an open portrait neckline to my husband’s company Christmas party. I am wondering what shoes and jewelry to wear with it. Thanks! (H.E. via Fashion Advice) I’ve spent some time pondering  if I should sugarcoat this or not, and I need to be both truthful to you and to my professional style aesthetics. I have to be honest here, I don’t love the dress. It’s a bit matronly in that it has that strange…

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  • Shape your style with ICONIC MOMENTS. Play with me. On Pinterest.


    … you’re kinda doing it already and not knowing. A funny thing happened to me when I was building a Pinterest Board of Iconic Moments. Even after being in the fashion business for a couple of decades, my favorite images for everyday style that come to mind right off the bat, ironically, best represent how I like to dress and what inspires my style. Insert big drumroll here, MY iconic style moments are akin to my personal style. It all became BEYOND…

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  • Season Shifters: Fall clothing for a warm climate

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    Dear Sharon: How to dress for fall when you live in an area that’s always hot?  Louisiana weather is always balmy, hot, and humid so changing to a seasonal wardrobe can get tricky when you  desire fall clothing for a warm climate. (via twitter)  JUST ASK: Do you need some quick stylist help to amp up your style?  Email us for Fashion Advice.  Good point. I’m having my own seasonal issues. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and about to pack for a…

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  • Stylist Advice- How to beat cold feet? Bootights & sheepskin insoles to the rescue


    Dear Sharon,  I’m hoping you can help me out. Now that the temperature is dropping I finally get to break out my boots. Happy me! I love wearing tights with boots but find that my feet are always freezing, especially at work. I really need to beat cold feet while looking stylish and office appropriate. >> RELATED: Style Guideline for Women Entrepreneurs I usually wear an ankle sock over my tights for added warmth but they tend to slip down and bunch up…

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  • Stylist Advice: Are Flared Pants in Style?


    Expert stylist’s advice, our weekly installment of style & lifestyle questions from YOU for us to contemplate is back, first-up comes a query on flared pants that everyone could learn a thing or two from  From Suzanne-   Are flared and/or belled pants still fashionable to wear?    With Miuccia Prada’s Fall takes on the bookish, print filled charm of the haute 70’s and fashion’s latest fixation on reworking the perfect pant in every shape imaginable, it was only a matter…

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