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  • Have you been following our NYFW Street Style & Runway Trends? Here’s some highlights, so far…

    NYFW Street Style & Runway Trends Mashup- Fall 2013

    Whoosh… how are your feet holding up in those heels? Even following fashion show coverage virtually from home can get overwhelming. (Wink, wink). So, we want to help you catch up with us. Here, we present an almost done wrap up of FocusOnStyle coverage on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York! From the runway to the show-goer scene we’ve been tracking it all and there’s MORE to come… Who showed what this season? What are the trends to be…

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  • Prints Please! – Fashion Week Street Style & Runway Trend Report NYFW Fall 13

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    Don’t say it – make your statement by wearing it!!  Prints and patterns have been seen on many Fall 2013 runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, as well as on the showgoers.  Small, subtle, tonal, oversized, geometric, psychedelic, paired with solids, stripes, or complimentary patterns…anyway you like it, there’s a print for you.  Solids just look plain boring these days without one! — Alix Kivlin  >> MORE:  RUNWAY & STREET STYLE TRENDS and FASHION SHOWS, RUNWAY REVIEWS >> Here’s some fav pics from the recent runway…

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  • Wearable Runway trends from Day 2 of NYFW- catwalks of Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Jenni Kayne, St. John, and Jason Wu

    RUNWAY TRENDS DAY 2

    Very wearable. Nice and clean. Some re-occurring runway trends seen on Day 2 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York from the catwalks of Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone, Jenni Kayne, St. John, and Jason Wu. Think about these to add to your wardrobe now. Look for straight pants and full tops as your mainstay with emphasis on: 1. Fabric Mixing2. Bright Colors3. Oversized, Structural Pieces4. Menswear Dressing5. Updates to the Trench Coat >> MORE:…

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  • Best Outerwear- Fashion Week Street Style & Runway Trend Report NYFW Fall 13, Day One

    Best Outerwear- Fashion Week Street Style & Runway, Day One

    Get the look, wear it now: Outerwear runway and street style trend report from the sidewalks of New York Fashion Week and the catwalk of Edun and BCBG  Baby it’s cold outside! It’s freezing February during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and we are previewing Fall 2013; as you can imagine outerwear is everywhere from the runway to the street. When it comes to coats and jackets, lots of menswear inspired pieces, an overkill of fur, (no pun intended), colorblocking, motorcycle jackets,…

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  • How To Update Your Wardrobe- Runway Trends Pre-Fall 2013 Fashion Cheat Sheet

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    Make What You’ve Got Current with Runway Trends Pre-Fall 2013 … Runway trends can be as simple and wearably divine as the perfect pantsuit from Dior Couture above, or as over-the-top grand as the lace cape from Alexander McQueen, below. Either way, there is an essence that you can steal into your wardrobe. Be inspired. Great style is all about interpretation on how it best flatters you. We made it easy with some how-to’s and  reason’s why you should consider elements from…

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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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  • Men’s Style Cheat Sheet- Fall 2013 Men’s Fashion Runway Trends and How To Wear Them Now- like in your wardrobe, really!

    Neil Barrett Fall Men 2013

    Hello gentlemen, before you get your back up, let’s get inspired to add a little  f-a-s-h-i-o-n into your wardrobe, by at least looking at what is going on for men’s style Fall 2013 runway trends that you can add to your wardrobe now. Great style is all about interpretation on how it best flatters you. We made it easy with some how-to’s and  reason’s why you should consider these fashion looks.We even have some real way shopping picks at the…

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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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  • 5 Trends to Trash or Switch to Update Your Look for 2013

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    Lose This, Redo That in 2013… Truth be told, I HATE telling anyone to ditch something trendy. Something that is such a quick fad should not be in a chic wardrobe to begin with. There IS a sophisticated difference from looking on trend and  being trendy… particularly, after 25ish. Trendy is a blip on the style meter that spoils faster than a gallon of milk and dates itself in one of those “what was I thinking” old photos. On trend is…

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  • Wear It Now: 7 Ways to Step Up to Pre-Fall 2013 by way of the Sonia Rykiel Lookbook

    Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013

    To most of us it seems that fashion has more seasons than a calendar can hold. The prelude to the next big runway fashion week season is Pre-Fall 2013. But you don’t have to wait. I’ve pulled key looks from the Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013 Look Book with styling tips to wear their nuances now. The Sonia Rykiel collection is inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory “where the anonymous came back out as icons.”  Spark your style by the effortless of  great classics with a modern spin…

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  • What to Wear: From Now to Spring, try a retro flared skirt

    Gucci- Graceful and feminine, our fluid caramel linen canvas flared skirt is natural luxe at its best. Pair with wedge sandals and a whisper-light satin tank for retro-tinged sophistication.

    I love a look that’s easy-breazy and flattering on almost every figure type. As my mom would say, this look has my name written on it. And, it should have your YOUR name on it too. A retro flared skirt– like the Gucci flared skirt, pictured above– that falls just below the knee to mid calf is back for spring and you can start interpteting the styling in either Resort now or with a winter’s edge. It’s the kind of silhouette…

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

    Nagore Aramburu with daughter Ane in Madrid;

    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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