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  • How to dress French when you are not. Wear a classic jacket or coat


    One of the more popular reader questions around here is how to dress French. For this week’s FocusOnStyle 15th anniversay online post, let’s revisit these very chic & classic jacket and coat tips from 2010 which remain very relevant & stylish today and onwards. That’s what timeless French chic is all about… the right pieces in your wardrobe that both endure and look modern.  Would you like a boost to help you get the look? Please add yourself to the C’est…

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  • Four stylish lightweight jackets you should own and never get tired of

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    Take four stylish spring jackets and what do you have? A closet ready for the season ahead, and the season after that, and after… Lighten up, it’s time for spring jackets (finally!). Try these 4 classic styles that you may even already have in your closet – we know we do. The Trench- A classic trench for an easy anecdote to mastering French Chic in a minute will instantly refresh your look in the most polished way, no matter what…

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

    Ciara in Givenchy

    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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  • Leather Weather: A Black Leather Jacket At Any Age To Suit Your Every Mood!

    Kate Moss, Isabelle Hupert, Sarah Jessica Parker in black leather jackets

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A modern & global spin on a classic black leather jacket as an age-appropriate celebrity favorite Baby, it’s leather weather! Not too hot, not too cold (yet) and just right for some hard core downtown motorcycle style done right, may it be city, casual, or dressy. From London, New York, to Cannes, we’ve got Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Isabelle Huppert sporting a black leather jacket in three ageless ways that will surely suit YOUR wardrobe….

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  • Wear It Now: The Sleeveless Blazer Is A Runway Trend To Steal – Spring 2013 Highlights


    From the Spring 2013 runways, the sleeveless blazer is back on trend… The sleeveless blazer returned as one of the top runway trends you’ll want to covet. In fact who can resist when you consider how versatile they are come the transitional weather we’ve been facing as of late. So, here’s so the 411 on how to have next season, right from your closet. With the Spring 2013 shows bowing in Paris comes a look at top trends for next…

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  • Transitional Weather Jackets – Not Too Hot, Not Too Cool. Try A Denim Jacket

    Jacket by Zara

    Transitional weather moments, that puzzling feeling as what to wear that is age-appropriate, comfortable and most of all, sensible. Fear not, the denim jacket and its many versatile iterations is here to save the day! From the all-American classic staple in tried & true shades of denim to deconstructed to studded, bedazled and decorated, the denim jacket is back and makes for one safe and go-to option for the season’s requisite layering. With so many options to explore, what’s to lose?…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French…

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  • What to wear to a New Year’s Eve house party?

    Mercedes-Benz Presents Fashion Week Spring 2010 People & Atmosphere - Day 2

    Dressing for a holiday party may fluster many of us, but it doesn’t have to. Classic, that’s the way to go when you want to look, timeless, chic, and very dressed up without adding a Las Vegas amount of glitz to your wardrobe.Depending on the crowd, a New Year’s Eve house party can be a very simple and low-key affair. There really isn’t much need to splurge on something that you may never have the opportunity to wear again, particularly…

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  • Shearling Coats stylish enough to wear in the city


    We’ve been dreaming of a shearling coat worthy of our wearing it and it’s been pretty slim pickings to make the investment. Then, we spotted Keira Knightley wearing her Burberry shearling coat on her way out of the Comedy Theatre after the opening night of her new play The Misanthrope in London.

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  • Faux Fur Chubbies are oh so chic


    While furry vests are all the rage stateside, Paris is a bit more excited about brilliant faux fur jackets-particularly a take on the fluffy 1940’s / late 1970’s chubby jacket that has all the disco glamour that looks so right again. When faux fur isn’t on your menu, think about fluffy feathers for the same modern vintage allure.

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