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  • Mommy Chic: Easy style stay at home mom clothes- YES, you can wear yoga pants!

    Stay at home mom

    Ok, not too old  for one of our 15th anniversary online posts, but rather important in honor of Mother’s  Day. Yes, ladies you can look pulled together when you have a super casual lifestyle. have read with this week’s Mommy Chic post. –S.H. What to wear when all the moms are fashion plates. Let’s discover stay at home mom clothes for a mom who is is changing schools and feels the need to compete with the new moms in town. I…

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  • Stylist Advice on how French women look chic in flats & you can too!

    French-Chic-Flat-Shows-How-To-Style-Guide (397x500)

    One of the many Bonus Expert Interviews in my C’est Chic Crash Course is on the topic of how to master Parisian Chic Anywhere! A key element to French chic style is giving up the heels here & there and wearing flats. But “their” flats never look frumpy or dumpy. So I pulled up this post on how French women look chic in flats and thought it was the perfect time to revisit the style advice. Whether you’re a Francophile or not, we…

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  • What to wear when you work from home AND a peek at my office. Here’s some stylist advice

    woman working on laptop at home

    This week’s lookback post to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, tackles the conundrum I face every day and you may too if you are an entrepreneur… what to wear when you work from home. Ya know, how to pull yourself together when no on really sees you and you sttill need to feel both great about yourself and comfy. Besides, get it together in a flash for when you need to look professional on a Skype or a…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

    Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 - Chanel

    Oh la la… I’m shooting another segment for the C’es Chic Crash Course and so much is going on here on FoS. It’s a triple threat for this week’s Summer Spotlight of Ageless Style + highlights  from FocusOnStyle’s Best of 15th Anniversary online, PLUS, Day Three of the three-part FoS series Ageless, Age-Appropriate French Chic At A Certain Age. Master this style: How to pull off classic man-tailored  jacket like Ines de la Fressange’s tuxedo and school boy looks Wearing a jacket can…

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  • On Trend- How To Wear White Right a la Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Rutherford

    2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show - VIP Day

    I'll Have What She's Having: White clothing tips to not look like a bride, a nurse, or the Good Humor man! According to old school fashion rules, Memorial Day is the official time to finally break out the whites. There's no need to look at calendar to see when wearing white looks right, if you know how to put it together!But mixed in the right way, white is fantastic!Take for instance, Gwenyth Paltrow in her white blazer and shirt. She…

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  • Sneak ahead with the comfort sneaker shoe trend now at couture too


    Oh, my! Sneakers shown with dress clothes at couture… that’s Chanel haute couture, and not Juicy! The women’s comfort sneaker trend is going strong as just witnessed at the latest Paris couture shows, but do you know how to look chic in comfort shoes and put together? (Rather than the opposite which can be kinda schleppy, to say the least) It’s official, wearing a sneaker in style should no longer be left to the street stars as even Karl Lagerfeld sent a…

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  • Dress Up an everyday jacket, from the must-have motorcycle to a basic blazer

    Ciara in Givenchy

    Dress Up an everyday jacket, and you too can be red carpet ready in one of your favorite go-to toppers Holiday party season is quickly coming upon us & we might not want to buy a one off outfit. Why not take a spin on something that you can style infinite ways? Let’s take inspiration from what these A+ fashion starts wore to the ‘Mademoiselle C’ premiere recently, both singer Ciara and fashion titan Carine Roitfeld donned their own takes…

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  • The Ugly Shoe Guide: The comfort shoe trend is going strong! Check out the Birkenstock influence at Celine and more

    Celine Spring 2014

    Fugly to some, chic + cool for the rest! The Birkenstock comfort ugly shoe trend is one Spring 2014 runway highlight to take advantage of this season & the next  It’s all a matter of how you put together this runaround trend. Call it a rerun, but for the moment we’re calling it a homerun where comfort is key. And if you were around the first time, we can only imagine your collective gasp at the thought of the Birkenstock…

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  • Do you want the perfect way to dress up jeans? Try classic plaid!


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Cozy and casual chic plaid that’s the perfect way to dress up  jeans Sometimes dressing up is really a spin on what could be dressing down. Truth be told, I love plaid. Especially red plaid. Always have. For me, plaid runs the gambit from my collection of cowgirl chic western shirts to classic American sportswear iterations, like my Geoffrey Beene vintage red plaid coat, pictured left, that I may just pull out and wear again. Aside from…

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  • How to wear booties + what summer boots to transition to fall

    Verena Kerth attends Herlitz during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Not too hot, not too cold summer boots + how to wear booties off-season I know, I know. It’s getting to that time where you want to wear something new but you’re still settled in the final days of summer (can you believe how fast it flew by?) and not quite up to investing in more warm weather clothing. Surely, it’s still too sunny to think fall. So what to wear? Summer boots, the kind…

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