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Chic casual style because dressing down is as important ant as dressing up. Stylist tips to look everyday casual chic and polished.

  • 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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  • Leather Weather: A Black Leather Jacket At Any Age To Suit Your Every Mood!

    Kate Moss, Isabelle Hupert, Sarah Jessica Parker in black leather jackets

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A modern & global spin on a classic black leather jacket as an age-appropriate celebrity favorite Baby, it’s leather weather! Not too hot, not too cold (yet) and just right for some hard core downtown motorcycle style done right, may it be city, casual, or dressy. From London, New York, to Cannes, we’ve got Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Isabelle Huppert sporting a black leather jacket in three ageless ways that will surely suit YOUR wardrobe….

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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 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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  • How to look pulled together in jeans? Look at Christie Brinkley’s ageless style for inspiration

    2012 Smile Train World Smile Day Hosted by Christie Brinkley

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Grown-up gorgeous in down-to-earth and polished jeans Crazy that what so many of us wear so often can be impossible to pull off– with style. Don’t fret. Look no further than perennially gorgeous Christie Brinkley for celebrity style inspiration on how to look pulled together in jeans. Ok, you may not look like her (who does??), but you can master her sublime style and look pretty darn fabulous too. And, it’s far more realistic than fantasizing about…

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  • DL1961 Denim Spring 2013


    DL1961 Denim Spring 2013 Runway Review: The DL1961 Denim To Make Your Next Cult We all have our denim brands we are devoted to and follow like it’s their last world tour, which I commend and adhere to myself (I am devoted to AG, Rag & Bone, and Lucky Brand – period), but I dare I say, there is a new (fairly new) denim cult to follow, and it’s DL1961.  It’s as simple as this: it’s all in the fit.  For…

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  • Stylist Advice: Should I Revamp My Wardrobe From The Ground Up For French Chic Style?

    French actress and model Clémence Poésy

    Talk Thursday continues… don’t forget to send your fashion questions for a bit of stylist advice!    Hey Sharon, I went from a polished mod style and attending MBFW as an invite because of my fashion sketches, to literally digressing into a wardrobe of almost exclusively leggings and shapeless tunics. I obtained a full-time job in graphic design where the bar is very, VERY low. Think: free t-shirts and Crocs on my co-workers– I will never stoop that low. For me, the realization…

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  • Stylist Advice: Age Appropriate Shorts And What Leggings To Wear To A Wedding

    Rebecca Taylor - Sequin Tuxedo Shorts at

    For our first round at Talk Thursday full of expert stylist’s advice, our new weekly installment of style & lifestyle questions from YOU for us to contemplate, comes TWO questions that everyone could learn a thing or two from  From Lisa-   ‘I like the shorts with platform heel look. I am not talking short shorts but at least a 5″ inseam. What I am wondering is what age is too “old” to be wearing this? I am not looking for a cougar…

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  • Carven & Celine Wear It Now! Cropped Printed Pants- Resort 2013 Highlights


    Resort 2013 Highlights that you can wear now! Take note ladies, no need to wait until December to get your hands for top inspiring trends to hits stores… First up, cropped printed pants. >>More: On Mastering Printed Pants The 2013 Resort collections may not be hitting shops until months from now, but we take that as even more reason to take a cue and get ahead of the game by paying attention on how to wear the latest future looks now,…

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  • The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide

    Banana Republic sateen shorts

     Are you game? I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece  in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did. The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try. Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide…

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  • Weekend Chic – Cheap, Comfortable, Casual Clothing and Stylish Too

    Christy Turlington Weekend Chic

    Same old weekend chic: Fitted jeans for those casual days Now that it’s time to lose those coats and heavy knits, look to these chicsters for off-the-job inspiration for easy, approachable weekend chic that’s fuss-free and perfect for those on-the-go moments And while you’re at it, drop those baggy sweats, ditch the wide-leg jeans and store the harem pants. You’ll thank yourself when you see how simple it is to dress quickly with very little thought. Nothing new here, just wiping…

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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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