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Stylist Advice on how to wear the look from top fashion stylists

  • When to wear flip-flops? Jessica Alba gets it…

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    Stylist Advice: Can I wear flip-flops in the city? Oh yes, the “when to wear flip-flops” in place of proper shoes debate continues… Frankly, the idea of wearing flip-flops as shoes in the city wrecks my nerves. UNLESS, you are heading back from a pedicure as Jessica Alba is caught doing in New York.  At a certain age, it is no longer cute or stylish to wear your beach shoes like a regular pair of shoes. It doesn’t read trendy,…

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  • Age-Appropriate Casual Chic for the Silver Hair Set: How To Shop To Master An Ageless Stylish Wardrobe

    An ageless look from Banana Republic

    Sometimes age-appropriate casual chic can be a tough call to shop for… a FocusOnStyle reader shares how to work around it…  Thanks for the article/photos on Susan Sarandon. Any advice for a retired 60 year-old female graphic artist, (60)? I like to be somewhat trendy/edgy while still being age appropriate and doing it on a budget. I’ve begun a capsule of sorts (turquoise, charcoal and some violet), and it helps a lot, but if you could recommend basic pieces one should have…

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  • Can A Midi Dress Look Chic & Not Matronly? Yes, Look At Gwyneth Paltrow

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: An elegant midi dress that doesn’t scream old lady frumpy AND you can wear it to work! Here’s some stylist advice on how to make a forever-chic statement like actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a knee-length number and not look matronly. Turning head’s for over a decade with her innate sense of style that remains forever-chic, actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s recent appearance in a minimal Burberry textured dress should work for you as a source of inspiration…

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  • Baby Got Back(less)- Mules are Back! How to Wear Them

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    Slides, mules, clogs-that oh so familiar clank-clank sound of backless shoes, have once again come around the fashion merry-go-round and are on every must-have ‘IT’ list for spring. Are you ready? No, its NOT the slippery slides that the khaki-clad capri pant crowd refuse to give up. These mules stand tall, strong and have an architectural point of view. Sure, tracing the backless shoe since their sensual beginings as the footwear of choice for pin-up girls and the like does sound rather enticing minus the modern-day connotations…

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  • Stylist Advice: It’s not style but some fugly fashion fad; don’t succumb

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    What Not To Wear | Spring Fugly Fashion Don’ts There will probably be someone who doesn’t like this. That’s ok. I was looking through a spring lookbook for a celebutard turned designer, who will remain nameless, and each outfit pictured was kowtowing to some amped up commercial fashion fad trend, that probably should never have taken off in the first place. But there ya go, a pseudo celeb wears something, the pr sends out a photo, bloggers pick it up, and every…

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  • Stylist Advice- Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli, here’s how

    Naomi Campbell masters wearing brown and black Roberto Cavalli

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Old school rule breaking that keeps you looking all the more chic… As this crazy mild winter transitions towards spring, we are not quite ready to don the brights yet are still not wanting to be buried in heavy hues… unless artfully combined, that is. Let’s start with a simple disclaimer: There are FEW woman who can wear a skirt as short and hair as long past 40 other than supermodel Naomi Campbell- the woman…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Alicia Keys Shows You How To Pull Off a Leather Skirt with Class

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A flattering leather skirt that is both chic and modern. Leather skirts can look tacky, we know. Particularly when you are not a rail thin beanpole but a lady with some gorgeous womanly curves. But, if you wear leather right, wow… MORE: I’ll Have What She’s Having By pairing a demure silk blouse in an elegant jewel tone, songstress Alicia Keys managed to evoke an elegant allure in a statement making leather paneled pencil skirt…

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  • Tuxedo Tips- Guys, here’s the ONE time you can all look (sort of) like George Clooney!

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    Men’s Style Advice: Can I ditch the cummerbund and pleated tuxedo shirt and go more modern?  Dear Sharon: I saw your site “Focus on Style,” I’m not sure if you answer men’s questions but here goes. I have a standard, two-button, notch lapel black tuxedo that I wear to weddings (I’m 27 so I go to at least one wedding a month these days) with an eight-pleat shirt and cummerbund/bow tie. Pretty much your standard tux. However, I hate the fit…

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  • How to wear a floppy wide brim hat and not look like a pimp

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    Statement making BoHo wide brim hats have continued to be a major fashionista statement this season. It’s a fashion trend that’s just as tricky to pull off as the other biggie, faux fur vests, and can have as many, if not more, catastrophic style results. Not worn the right way, what is meant to look dramatic and chic ends up looking like the wearer is channeling a 70’s gangster pimp character. Just look at KK and –albeit a favorite movie score–…

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  • Pippa Middleton’s Fashion Mistake- Color Blocks Her Legs To Look Shorter

    Pippa Middleton with her Aruna Seth Romana Bag

    I (Don’t) Want What She’s Having: Legs that look stumpy from poor fashion choices Pippa Middleton, the every-girl style icon is looking decidedly edgy for herself. While the particular wash of her fuchsia jeans is not our favorite with its strange dye markings down the side, we appreciate her effort to spunk up a classic dark blazer with a burst of color paired with her go-to Aruna Seth Romina bag. But, here’s where Pippa went wrong… Her calf-high black boots completely…

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  • How To (Not) Wear a Faux Fur Vest- the trend is trickier than it seems

    What looks pretty on the model can be rather tricky on an everyday woman

    Faux fur vests are probably one of the hottest fashion trends of the moment. The thing is that they are also rather tricky to wear. If you are not careful, you could look like a wild hairy beast that took over the mall. Not to mention that fur vests are not the most practical way to stay warm on anything other than a mild day. Let’s get the faux fur vest trend right. Here we have a lovely, chic model wearing…

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  • Mastering Winter Dressing- Take the Bulk Out of Layering

    Multi- weight, toasty warm alpaca sweater from Ann Demeulemeester

    Just as the season’s cold wintery weather is just starting to take hold we’ve compiled a shortlist of slimming layering tricks and smart finds that should keep you warm without changing your proportions or adding unwanted bulk. After all, who wants to go about their everyday while concealing themselves in pieces that add unnecessary weight to one’s look? Even though it’s cold out, there’s no need to swath yourself in visually fattening garb when innovative technology and a set of savvy notes to take…

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