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  • Crushing on Cate Blanchett chic in menswear


    Cate Blanchett chic in menswear inspired garb while recently out and about had us crushing on her relaxed take on masculine elegance. Would you don a similar look?  I’ll Have what She’s Having: Menswear style totally stolen from the boys. Here’s what we think of her attempt at menswear made chic and why you should give it a go! >>You’ll Have What She’s Having: Casual Chic Done Right! To many, this could very well be a very challenging look to pull off without looking like…

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  • Spring Fashion Trends Guide: How to wear what was on the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways

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    Spring Trend Report Resource Guide: We curated the best 2014 Spring Fashion Trends from the fashion week runways in New York, London, Milan + street style inspiration to be seen on real-world ladies, like you! Straight from the catwalk and onto your mood boards– with a bountiful array of styles from the runway & the on trend fashion week street style ladies to make a mark on your sartorial spirit for seasons to come. Where do you plan on taking your style this season? We invite you to enjoy curated highlights…

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  • How to be Stylish: 12 Steps to Style


    In recognition of what will be the 15th Anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, (craaaaazy!) I will be spotlighting some of my favorite evergreen, timeless style posts for you take note. Let’s start with this post from 2007 about how to be stylish. Check out the old-school art, EEK… at least its color is THE color of THIS year… Damning dowdy with fashion tips for a wardrobe makeover Hell has no fury than a woman who lost her fashion mojo. Learn the 12 steps…

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  • Rev up a classic skirt suit for a night out like Julia Roberts

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A simple way to update what you own and turn it into a party outfit We thought you might like a last-minute holiday outfit idea that you can probably pull from your closet right now! In a classic skirt suit (hers is by Givenchy) , Julia Roberts pulls off an easy to do recipe for updating your go-to number for a night out… While a quintessential black skirt suit is often saved for days at the office, Julia…

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  • Dress up laid back style with a floppy wide brim fedora à la Jessica Alba

    In a fedora, actress Jessica Alba epitomizes laid back cool while out & about… Traveling in style never comes all that easy, we know, but one look at Jessica Alba’s wide brim floppy fedora had us on the hunt for a smart topper to punctuate otherwise laid back outfits when on the go. >> RELATED: Scarf This Up: Mommy Chic Wrap & Spiffy Bowler a la Alicia Keys By finding a fedora in a similar hue to her classic Wilt cardigan, Alba…

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  • How to look sexy in a winter dress…

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    Let’s talk about the kind of confident & sexy that takes you from day to night. I’ll have what she’s having: How to look sexy in a winter dress you ask? Let actress Lake Bell show you the way… In Altuzarra, Lake Bell radiates cool sophistication that’s perfect to take note of for chillier nights out on the town. >>DISCOVER: More Celebrity Inspiration We all love the ease of a dress but sometimes something that appears so simple can get tricky, but…

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

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    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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  • 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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  • Stylist Advice- Men’s job interview style for a business lunch


    This reader question is about men’s job interview style for a business lunch. Women also need to pay heed to not trump the person who is conducting your interview. Dear Sharon: I have a lunch interview at a fairly upscale restaurant next week. I am a guy who has no fashion sense. However, I do know that I will be suiting up for this occasion. I have a navy suit, white shirt and black tie. My question is, should I take off my suit…

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  • How to Dress Up A Dress – The Greatest Building Block of Them All


    Let’s call this DRESS WEEK! You know how to accessorize with French Chic street style from Paris Fashion Week, which new skirt length looks modern, and NOW: How to Dress Up A Dress! Get the most out of your money as we close our week covering the benefit’s of a simple frock to help you discover what works for you when it comes to that one essential piece. The right dress & skirt can take you far, so take note as…

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  • Le Dress: C’est French Chic Street Style That You Can Wear From Paris Fashion Week

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling details to amp your dress I’m a little obsessed with the ease and élan of these Paris Fashion Week street style snaps. Let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your wardrobe like the lovely ladies (and gent) that Richard snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Scroll to the very end for similar styling to shop right now. Ladylike Classic with quirky youthful edge  …

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  • Must Have Alert: THE blouse of the moment, is a French Chic Bow Blouse à la Ines de La Fressange

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A classic chic pussy bow blouse that looks fresh and edgy I can sometimes have a real love/hate attitude with pussy bow blouses (sounds odd, I know). When done right, they look modern, chic and feminine. Even rocker-ISH, just look at the tie neck styling from Saint Laurent in red worn with skinny leather leggings as a premier example, pictured right. Yet, taken too literal, or styled too femininely, they can get frumpy and look dated like a…

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