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  • Stylist Advice: Your Classic Uniform, My Way!

    Classic chic uniform

    Wardrobe Reprise- I don’t know about you but this sudden cold snap has me relying more and more on my favorite classic pieces before I even think about turning my closet over (yes, I’m layering).  Take take a look back at some of my favorite tips to make getting dressed easier. And chic. —S.H. No-brainer fall into winter dressing starts with a great coat…  Dear Sharon: I get confused at what to wear when I have appointments all over town and…

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  • The 5 best trends from resort 2014 to wear NOW


    Resort, the little season that could… Fill you with inspiration now on what to buy, what to keep, what to dig out with the 5 best trends from resort 2014 Honestly, I have to make a confession. I haven’t turned my closet over from winter to summer yet! I know it’s June, don’t remind me but with work, family, friends, travel, and entertainment my life has gotten in the way of spring closet cleaning (again) and I’m pulling out what’s in…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

    Jessica Miller at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere

    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • Are you looking for something ageless that never goes out of style? Try classic French Chic black + white


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Classic French chic by way of can’t go wrong black + white I love a trend that is age-appropriate for everyone, has endless mix and matching possibilities, is striking and classic, and never goes out of style. Hard to find? Not when you consider the endless appeal of classic French Chic black and white, the classic tried & true color combo that never gets dated. Look at the inspiring Paris street style ladies pictured here to easily tell that…

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  • Leather Weather: Black (leather pants) + White = Italian Style


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Black leather pants that look so right Yesterday, we talked about the ageless chic of a black leather motorcycle jacket, and today it’s time to talk about your lower half. >>MORE: Leather Style There’s an off-handedness that Italians have. They could be wearing the most extravagant item — think a healthy dose of gold, a swath of fur, ornate embellishments, or in this case, black leather pants– and throw it together in a manner that’s effortless…

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  • Timeless Style – Black And White Fashion Never Goes Out of Style

     "Uncle Vanya" Cate Blanchett Givenchy

     Timeless Style with classic black and white options hasn’t looked so fresh in a while thanks to an abundance of printed options taking their toll on even the most trend-less types… Sure, we ourselves got in on the big print story that has been making its way throughout the fashion universe but first look at Alexander McQueen’s forever-chic Resort 2013 outing had us aching for a new direction. One that goes back to the classic combo of black and white…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French…

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  • It’s Black and White- Fashion for your size that’s age-appropriate too!

    Alice + Olivia Constance Striped Coat at Shopbop

    Whether you’re a size 2, 12, or 22 there is no excuse not to look fabulous at any age! Knowing your body and what works isn’t always easy, however. Then, when the latest trends are thrown into the mix, the result can be confusing.  High fashion magazines aren’t always entirely helpful. They don’t translate into the battlefield of life. So many of my design clients often ask me to incorporate fashion into their style makeovers. And, I say stay on…

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