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  • What Color Should I Wear?

    the truth about color

    What color should I wear is a question that I am frequently asked as a fashion + style expert. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and meeting many bright and savvy entrepreneurs at business conferences who are totally stymied when it comes to how they present themselves. Color is one of their biggest roadblocks when it comes to creating a chic and professional image. One woman told me that she saw an image consultant who told her to wear brown…

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  • Color of the Year- Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016

    Pantone announced its color of the year and for 2016, it's all about Rose Quartz and Serenity. The colors are all about calm and mindfulness as opposed to the richer Marsala, last year's color of the year. So, pack up your brights, the trend colors are all about muted pales for next year! Or, reworking pales you already have or can find on the sale rack, like the outfit pictured right. MORE: Posts about Color Watch the Pantone inspiration video...
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  • Cannes Do Chic- White is summer’s new black


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A summer romance with my dry cleaner White is definitely on trend for summer. But I have to admit a slow love to ditch my go-to black beyond white t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, and classic, crisp white shirts (follow the links for style tips). Maybe it was last week in the California sunshine where I lost count on the plethora of white jeans,  but these Cannes Do Chic snaps certainly make the case for adding something white to…

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  • What Color Shoe to Wear With What: The (Non) Definitive Guide to mixing and matching shoes to your outfit

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    If I could only count how many times I have been asked, “what color shoe to wear with…?” I’d probably run out of digits. Here’s the thing, there really is no, that’s right zippo, answer on what shoe color you should wear with what color outfit. In style, there’s no blanket cookie-cutter answer, but a combination of elements that work in harmony to look great or not so great together. Think about shades, textures, hues, pattern, cut, balance, shoe style,…

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  • Home Style Week! Color Chic- How To Add Color To Your Life- Home, Fashion, and Beauty Tips


    Make this a double header! This week’s summer spotlight is all about home style, and let’s take a look at this episode of FocusOnStyle Talk Radio to celebrate FoS’s 15th Anniversary online. Enjoy! Sharon & Brad open up their homes and share style tips to make color work in your life in a very chic way From runway to your home… adding bold moves of color can be the perfect dramatic change to take you from drab to fab! Before…

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  • Summer Chic Noir- Black Never Boring or Basic When You Style It Like a City Girl

    Summer Chic Noir

    There’s something about black. Maybe I started to be a fan because I’m a native New Yorker and the perennial color du jour is chic + never faltering black. It’s the one color that has that cool edge besides being the glue to almost everything else you own, and says I’ve arrived rather than where am I going. Try that mint green, why don’t you? I’m not talking about dour and dreary funereal black that washes you out. But the dynamic and…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Textural Froth at Ralph Lauren Fall 2014


    Texture, dimension, and unexpected pairings of “touch me” fabrications in soft muted colors were abound at Ralph Lauren Fall 2014. When it comes to getting dressed, look to Ralph for inspiration. Why not pair a gray turtleneck poncho over a filmy metallic skirt? The result is divine! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS >>> CLICK: Ralph Lauren Collection in store now…   Photos: Ralp Lauren

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Oversized elegance at Derek Lam Fall 14


    Straight from Derek Lam Fall 14 comes a selection of oversized options that are both comfortable and elegant! And his latest offerings made his collection one of our favorites so far as we continue to cover the top New York Fashion Week trends.  Good ridden body-con this and bandage that! Leave it to Derek Lam, whose coats and office worthy attire are always on mark, to suss out some seriously easy on the wear & the eye options. We’ll take that sports…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A Longer Hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014


       Just loving the ease of a more sophisticated longer hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014. Red continues as THE accent color to a classic palette of black and winter white that holds a sharp contrast to the willowy line of a longer silhouette.  Particularly, the architectural sleekness reminiscent of the early 90’s in this exquisite tailored coat…. don’t miss the detail on the left hip. RELATED: More from Victoria Beckham Styling Tip: Either a low heeled lace-up shoe as worn with the…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Rich Red & Meticulous Draping at Prabal Gurung Fall 14

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      Simply stunning! The rich reds & meticulous draping from Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 are stellar standouts in our New York Fashion Week trend spotlight.  From what we’ve seen from the past two days, red is the accent color of the season so from #NYFW. What makes these Prabal Gurung pieces so exceptional (well, becuase they are!) is the combination of textures and draping that move the eye around the body so the color isn’t so overpowering. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Gray Matters at Jason Wu Fall 14


      In a word, classy! The timless elegance of gray paired with the slouchier silhouette make this textured sweater and pants a stellar New York Fashion Week trend spotlight from Jason Wu fall 2014. Start to look for the filler, fluid pant now as it will be a keeper into next season. Fit Tip: Be sure there  is some room in the thigh for a slenderizing effect. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS As for these draped, midriff baring number below,…

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  • New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Buffalo Plaid + Red at Rag & Bone Fall 2014


      Yup, we’re getting the red accent memo loud and clear… that’s clear & vivid RED. This time, it’s grown up buffalo plaid by way of a chic 3/4 sleeve topper and THOSE fab red slouch boots at Rag & Bone Fall 2014. It’s a safe bet that you will want red on your fashion roster come next fall, but why not add it now? It’s a keeper. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And TREND SPOTLIGHTS >>> CLICK: Rag & Bone in store…

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