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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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  • Stylist Advice: You can do this! Audrey Tautou’s easy fitting pants and a girly blouse for French chic élan

    Loooove the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants. It's the unexpected hit of French chic that you can add to your wardrobe.

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lively masculine/feminine French chic mix that hits smart notes by way of a soft blouse and tailored, easy fitting pants We should really call this post, “mix this DON’T match that” as  it’s the unexpected combination that works so well. Love the mix of an otherwise girly ruffled blouse with man-tailored pants spotted on French actress Audrey Tautou. It’s the unexpected hit of French chic élan that you can add to your wardrobe. Pairing something frilly…

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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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  • Age-Appropriate Everyday Chic via Susan Sarandon’s Fierce Oxford Flats

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon attend Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Pretty, polished, and casual at any age. We all get so wrapped up on the fantasy of fabulous sometimes that we tend to forget the simple casual style that most of us wear on a daily basis. For that very reason of  feigning “senior moments” on everyday style does that core easy part of our wardrobe get forgotten, particularly when looking polished, modern and age-appropriate fashion is on the menu.   Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan…

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  • Fancy Pants Street Chic Sneakers with Roman Style

    Isabel Marant Willow Sneakers in beige or black at myTheresa

    Shhhh, I’ve been sneaking around and got a taste of  stylish street chic sneakers, Roman style. Honestly, I’m not a sneaker person. Never was. Being neither Amazonian tall and muscularly lissome, nor the proverbial fleshy tourist, sneakers just never found a spot in my life outside of the gym or a mountain trail. >> SHOP: Newest Stylish Sneakers Fast forward to a vacation in Rome and a sudden weather change and all those otherwise spring shoes just wouldn’t cut it in an…

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  • Celebrity Festival Style – Kate Bosworth in Isabel Marant


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Western Chic With a Dollop of Cool Rocker Edge This year’s Coachella music festival seems as if it’s sartorially minded revelers sense of style is more center stage than that of the bands in the line-up… Just take a look at the always on cue Kate Bosworth in Isabel Marant, looking tres chic western with a cool dose of deshabille met with a studied hand at mixing modes for a sexy take on rocker chic and the perfect example…

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

    The gross purposely exposed bra

    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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  • Timeless Thursday’s -Charlotte Gainsbourg Proves Some Things Never Go Out Of Style

    Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga

    Yes, an 11 year-old pair of jeans can be forever-cool! Model, muse and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg’s instinctive, casual yet chic boho Parisian sense of style usually catches our eye with her often unexpected choices and while at a fete for Marc Jacobs by Louis Vuitton she surprised even more so while wearing a pair of Balenciaga jeans from 2001. Discover tips for your own take on: French Chic Amidst a glamorous crowd Gainsbourg was a standout with her relaxed, always…

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  • Ponytail How-To’s from Tracy Reese Fall 2012

    Tracy Reese F/W 2012

    Backstage Beauty Notes: Update your look with an easy to manage, natural looking ponytail for when you’re on the go or looking for a cool alternative to stick straight hair that’s full of texture and subtle volume. TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu created a wearable messy ponytail for the Tracy Reese Fall 2012 Fashion Show to mimic the effortless style of the clothing.   Overall Look: Windblown bed-head messy ponytail with side-swept bangs, height at the crown and a matte finish Inspiration: The natural street look…

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