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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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  • Style Motivation Week! When you are out of your comfort zone…

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    This week’s Spotlight is all about Style Motivation… ’cause if you can’t get motivation, you can’t get it together… regardless of what IT is. Sometimes, you need a little kick to get out of your comfort zone and that’s what this post is about. So kiss that style rut bye-bye.– S.H. The other night I was sick. Really sick. A case of food poisoning to rival that scene in The Exorcist times seven. The following day had me feeling like I was bitten…

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  • Really, what do fashion people wear? It’s more normal than you think

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    Do you think it involves six-inch platforms and three mixed prints everyday? Eh, think again on what fashion people wear in their real lives. You might discover that it’s a lot like you. I often hear that someone has shied away from fashion because they think it’s too complicated.  Well, it is if you follow the photos in magazine editorials or fashion bloggers who pose their day away (where do they get the time?). Everyone has a different approach to…

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  • The Dress Your Age Question: How do you know if your personal stylist is right for you?

    yes some style do have an expiration date

    I was just on the most interesting phone conversation. One of my ladies, I’ll call her Allegra, was talking to me about the C’est Chic Crash Course and if we were the right fit. She said, “I’m confident to know that you won’t tell me to wear ridiculous pink glitter shoes. I know you’ll get me and you’re not 12.” You see, Allegra is in her late 40s and was in personal stylist situation where the person she turned to…

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  • How to get an effortless sense of style

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       Dear Sharon:  I really want to know how to have an effortless sense of style. What are the tips to achieve a look that is elegant, sophisticated, but understated and doesn’t look like I tried too hard, in other words, effortless style. I’m always afraid of looking high-maintenance and a little too preoccupied with my appearance rather than looking at ease in my appearance. I guess what I want is the opposite of the overstyled looked you see on reality TV. I’m…

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

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    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- Sheer or Opaque, what type of pantyhose to wear with what?

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    There are so many different types of pantyhose- sheer, demi sheer, nude, opaque, tights, lace, and the list goes on and on. Let’s help this reader, and you, figure out what type of pantyhose to wear with what.   I have a draw full of black pantyhose- sheer, opaque, very opaque, and a few textured (hate them as I think they make my legs look fat). The thing, is that I never know what kind of pantyhose to wear with what…

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  • I hope you didn’t, but if you did: 5 ways to not fall off the New Year’s style resolutions wagon

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    Let’s reflect to timeless advice on starting the New Year in YOUR best style. Liar, liar… my big, empty promise to myself and why New Year’s style resolutions hardly ever work… It’s the start of the new year, and where are you? In my over 20 years in the style business, I have never once thought that truly being stylish came from a check list at the start of the year. I don’t bother with resolutions of any kind anymore. If I was really going…

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  • Stylist Advice: Your Classic Uniform, My Way!

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

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    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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  • How to Clean Out Your Closet and the Top 20 Clothes to Let Go Of

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    Dearest readers: As we wrap up our week of Style Motivation to help you look your best at ALL times and look through our archives to bring you smart ideas as we continue to celebrate our 15th anniversary comes a timeless lesson on what to keep, store and let go of. The end of the season is near, get ready to clear out your closet! With a new season ahead comes the perfect time to reorganize, reconsider and purge your…

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  • Style Motivation Week! Lighten up. Have fun. It’s only fashion.

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    This week’s Summer Spotlight theme pulls from some of my favorite style motivation posts. I don’t want you ever to take style or fashion too seriously because you lose the spontaneity that makes it all so interesting. And unique to you. Lighten and move forward… it’s only fashion. – S.H. Ok, I was (sort of) eavesdropping. Here I was, out and about, having an espresso and couldn’t help but listen the one-sided conversation of the girl across the coffee bar. You know the type….

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