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  • 5 Trends to Trash or Switch to Update Your Look for 2013


    Lose This, Redo That in 2013… Truth be told, I HATE telling anyone to ditch something trendy. Something that is such a quick fad should not be in a chic wardrobe to begin with. There IS a sophisticated difference from looking on trend and  being trendy… particularly, after 25ish. Trendy is a blip on the style meter that spoils faster than a gallon of milk and dates itself in one of those “what was I thinking” old photos. On trend is…

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  • Stylist Advice: Age Appropriate Shorts And What Leggings To Wear To A Wedding

    Rebecca Taylor - Sequin Tuxedo Shorts at

    For our first round at Talk Thursday full of expert stylist’s advice, our new weekly installment of style & lifestyle questions from YOU for us to contemplate, comes TWO questions that everyone could learn a thing or two from  From Lisa-   ‘I like the shorts with platform heel look. I am not talking short shorts but at least a 5″ inseam. What I am wondering is what age is too “old” to be wearing this? I am not looking for a cougar…

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  • The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide

    Banana Republic sateen shorts

     Are you game? I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece  in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did. The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try. Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide…

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  • Cameron Diaz Knows How To Wear Shorts With Heels To Look City Chic and Stylish

    "Bad Teacher" Madrid Photocall

    Cameron Diaz is today's poster girl for wearing shorts with high heels and looking refined, classy, and polished rather than ridiculous, here's why…Fashion Tip: There seems to be some unwritten fashion victim law that if it's summer, it's time to wear short shorts! But honestly, shorts are not appropriate for everyone… they are more flattering alternatives.>> READ: Shorts, The good, the bad, and the very uglyBut every once in a while, you see a grown-up woman who understands how to…

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  • I’ll Have What She’s Having: Kate Moss in Ksubi cut-off shorts and heels

    Kate Moss rocks her black Ksubi cut-off shorts in London

    “As if Ms. Moss would get it wrong but a whole lot of others do…Kate Moss rocks her black Ksubi cut-off shorts in LondonRagged but refined cut-offs, tailored jacket, asymmetrical hemmed- T-shirt hanging out, low-key duffle bag, and to-die-for platforms.Superb!No over affected, jangling It-gizmos, no excess of skin to distract and cheapen her look, absolutely the right amount of off-handed chic that keeps Kate Moss ahead of the style pack.Now, Kate looks fantastic in her black Ksubi cut-offs and heels…

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  • It or Miss: Denim cut-off shorts worn with tights

    It or Miss: Denim cut-off shorts worn with tights

    It designer Alexander Wang started the runway to real way trend of designer cut-off shorts worn in a neo- grunge, yet very glam way, and boy those denim shorts flew off the racks at sample sale. And yes, we both reported and loved the look, as pictured right. The Wang version works because the shorts are really not that short and more roomy, in a boyfriend fit kind of cool. The tights are dark and monochromatic which makes the leg…

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  • How to Wear Shorts: The good, the bad, and the very ugly…


    Dearest Readers:  For this week’s’s 15 year online anniversary online post, let’s take a look back at how you can beat the heat in style with shorts and how you can avoid the pitfalls of going uber casual with a little style motivation. Either by a reader email or asked in one of my courses or one on one stylist sessions, I’ve always considered servicing FocusOnStyle readers by helping them get the most out of their looks & lives that they can. Enjoy this week’s throwback post! – S.H Yes, casual…

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