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  • Are you game for vintage style? Try a full 50’s inspired skirt [HINT: It’s all over Cannes]

    Actress Elodie Navarre and Actress Lea Drucker

    I have rule around here about never wearing vintage too literally when it’s a style that YOU wore in its first fashion outing as it seriously dates you… in other words, makes you look o-l-d. So if you watched I Love Lucy in anything other than a rerun, skip this look. But for the rest of us, why not try a midi-length, flippy & full 50’s inspired skirt for some summer dash?   It looks great as an airy summer…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear with a peplum top

    Zhang Ziyi at Cannes opening night

    Peplum pairings… what has become a favorite silhouette in many wardrobes can still be perplexing when it comes to deciding on what to wear with a peplum top. Let’s solve that… Dear Sharon:  I recently purchased a sheer lace peplum top. Because of the fabric and two-toned colors that is has I’m stumped on what to wear it with. I was thinking stripe shorts but I’m not sure if stripes will flatter my figure. (K.J. via Fashion Advice? >>RELATED: Peplum Style Tips…

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  • Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

    Jessica Miller at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere

    You know how I love Cannes for high fashion inspiration that makes luscious, elegant, and real sense in all of our wardrobes. Join FocusOnStyle as we continue to explore the best of Cannes Do Chic to help you get it together with ease. I’ll Have What She’s Having: A crisp + chic white button down shirt on the red carpet? Absolument, mon cherie. And for real life too, learning how to wear a white top and black bottom is one of the easiest, most flattering…

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  • Stylist Advice: Can I wear this Rebecca Taylor maxi dress to a wedding?


     Would this Rebecca Taylor pleated maxi dress be appropriate for a guest to wear to a formal(bridesmaids and MOB’s will be in long dresses) summer June wedding in Wisconsin? The wedding will be late afternoon and the reception is at a formal hall.  (M.W. via Fashion Advice) >>MORE INSPIRATION: Couture Dresses to Dream About   First off, great find! We instantly recognized this pleated maxi as a score for many a reason, besides the Rebecca Taylor runway show. With its neutral color, it serves as a versatile…

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  • Stylist Advice- How Can I Wear Head-To-Toe Denim?

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    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Rocker head-to-toe-denim à la Gwen Stefani that can really suit me too! Dear Sharon: What are your ideas on trying out the head-to-toe denim look when I am old enough to remember it being on-trend, the first time around? I try my hardest to keep my look age-appropriate, so how can I avoid making a misstep? (K.A via Fashion Advice) RELATED: Denim, how you like it!  You aren’t the only one who remembers that early 80’s moment when…

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  • Are you looking for something ageless that never goes out of style? Try classic French Chic black + white


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Classic French chic by way of can’t go wrong black + white I love a trend that is age-appropriate for everyone, has endless mix and matching possibilities, is striking and classic, and never goes out of style. Hard to find? Not when you consider the endless appeal of classic French Chic black and white, the classic tried & true color combo that never gets dated. Look at the inspiring Paris street style ladies pictured here to easily tell that…

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  • From Plus size to not, what to wear as you lose weight?

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    Dear Sharon: I have undergone weight loss surgery and am about half way to my goal; just over 50 pounds gone so far. I have always been a plus size gal and I find that I have no idea where to start with clothes shopping in smaller sizes. I don’t know what looks good on me or where to begin. I don’t want to spend a lot of money yet, but need a few things to see me through to the next stage. Any…

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  • Three Ways to Double Duty Your Style- Business fashion for a back to work mom

    Look for pieces that do double duty for a back to work mom- like these from Ann Taylor

     Dear Sharon: It’s time for me to address what it takes to create a wardrobe of business fashion for a back to work mom. After being away from the concrete jungle for 6 years, it’s time to go back to the office on a part-time basis. The thing is that my wardrobe is looking a bit dated and close to a size smaller although I am hoping to get back to my original weight. I want to start to rebuild my…

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  • Paris Street Style Trend Report: How to Wear Sophisticated Pastels

    How to wear sophisticated pastels a la Paris street style

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dusty Pastels & Make-Up Neutrals have dominated trend reports over the past few seasons: Learn How to Wear Sophisticated Pastels to get in on the action… While pastels and timeless neutral tones are nothing new, its more than safe to say that they haven’t looked this refreshed and rethought since their heyday in the 90’s. And maybe that’s exactly part of the reason that pastels seem so fresh as they make for a great alternative…

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  • Wanna have your own Kate Middleton moment? Here’s how to copy a Royal prom look

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    This is your Princess Moment with tips on how to steal a Royal prom look. Prom & Wedding season is just about to begin, so what’s a girl to do when she’s to dish up a royal-worthy look? Lucky for all of us, there’s the eternally on-point and quintessentially elegant style of Kate Middleton to look to for inspiration. Take a cue from the royal’s  contemporary nuances on old-school polish with a verve of unstoppable flair. Dear Sharon:  Hi! I…

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  • How to wear big jewelry… We know you like Inspiration- New Statement Jewelry a la Lanvin


    Looking at an overcrowded jewelry box from years of collecting (or, a naked one from fear of accessorizing) can be daunting. Statement jewelry is it for fall, and no time better to get the look than right now with what you have at hand. Here’s how to wear big jewelry and look like you mean it! Get Inspired this season with Statement Jewelry from Lanvin Fall 2013: Statement Jewelry (aka that’s in your face gorgeous) has been making a splash…

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  • Stylist Advice- Should I Wear Nylons to a Formal Business Dinner?

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    Hi y’all. I’m recuperating with a fractured ankle so Naveed is doing this week’s Stylist Advice question… -S.H Dear Sharon:It’s been awhile since I’ve had to wear a dress to an evening event during winter in the Northwest. I’m so torn on the proper thing to do when it comes to nylons. It’s a business banquet with Sr. executives from my husband’s company – I really want to be polished as I’m representing him in front of his people. What would you recommend? I’m thinking…

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