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  • Do you need some tips to transition to spring? Try a Flippy Skirt, here’s how to style the look

    Transition to spring with a flippy shirt

    As the days are longer, sometimes you crave a hemline that’s shorter. Try a flippy skirt! What to wear now? Yes, unfortunately, it’s that confusing time of year again… Transitional weather is here and with it comes an often confusing sartorial time no longer with a few simple tricks we’ve got up our sleeves for you. We’ve rounded up a few snaps of amazing ladies sporting a new way to think about wearing lighter dresses and flippy skirts early in the…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a funeral

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    As much as we like to ignore it, death is a part of life and deciding what to wear to a funeral can be perplexing. I’m attending a funeral and have decided to wear a 3/4 sleeve navy blue bodycon dress that reaches me just at the knees. I  would like to pair it with a cardigan and belt but have no idea what color to choose. Please help me chose what to wear to a funeral. Thank you. (C.B. via Fashion Advice)…

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  • Business Chic Stylist Advice- How to wear navy with brown

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    Dear Sharon: I’m 25 years old and work for a professional services firm. I usually wear smart shirts and trousers to work but I’ve got to admit that I’m a little bored of the usual black trouser, shoes and belt and trying to understand how to wear navy with brown to come out of my comfort zone.  Recently, I bought navy blue straight (almost pencil type) three-quarter trousers from Zara and they came with a chocolate brown belt. The problem is that I want to…

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  • Top 3 Men’s Style Tips for Stylish Big Guys Clothes That Fit Right

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    Dear Sharon: I was hoping you could help me with a problem I have finding stylish big guy clothes that fit me correctly and need some stylist advice to find a flattering style. I am a large size man who hates shopping for clothes because nothing fits due to my unnatural body shape. I usually get an XXL which fits my shoulders, but it  is a little long and usually too tight around my midsection. However, an  XXXL is just too loose around my body….

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  • Help, I’m short and busty and need some clothing stylist advice

    Helmut Lang Belted Wool Cardigan Charcoal Petite A long and drapey open cardigan is gathered with a suede tie belt that subtly defines the shape.

    How to make this reader embrace her curvy petite figure with grace and style. Now doesn’t that sound better than short and busty? Dear Sharon:  I am 20 years old and 5’1″ with slim legs, hips, and stomach. However, I  have an inverted triangle body type with strong shoulders and a 34DD bust!  My boyfriend recently told me I have a beautiful body and I shouldn’t use my clothes to hide it. The problem is, I have a hard time finding clothes that don’t…

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  • Stylist Advice- Help, my heel is too small and I trip out of my shoes!

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     Dear Sharon:  For the past three years, I trip out of my shoes. It started when I was on the my way to job interview when, all of a sudden, both my feet slipped out of my pumps! I had been wearing these pumps all year and now they didn’t fit. It was a nightmare just to make it to the door of the interview as I couldn’t take a “normal” step without losing a shoe. So embarrassing! From that day on, no strapless…

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  • Beauty Advice- How to make my eyes stand out?

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    We’ve got a repeat reader asking for some beauty advice. Always glad to help! Dear Sharon: I’ve contacted Focus On Style about a year ago and it helped me to change my style completely. I really am quite confident in what I wear now and it’s quite fun. Thank you again! I just have a quick question regarding my eyes. I have very small eyes that don’t really grab attention (that’s why I wear quirky glasses *giggles*). I was wondering is…

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  • What’s a stay-at-home mom to wear & not look dumpy?

    Nagore Aramburu with daughter Ane in Madrid;

    I totally get where this reader is coming from as I remember this dressing predicament from when my son was little. What’s a stay-at-home mom to wear can be frustrating, if not a bit sticky. Let’s help her out with some stylist tips…. they work to for a solo-entrepreneur who works from home with a virtual staff. Dear Sharon:  I am a stay-at-home mom and I never know what to put on. Most days I exercise and go to the store or…

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  • Stylist Advice- Is there a rule about mixing metallics?

    Pierre Hardy Mixed metallic leather-patterned suede ankle boots

    Can this reader pull off mixing metallics all in one outfit? Dear Sharon: O.K, I have a question about metallics. There is this fairly new gold/silver color I love. I have purses, I have sweaters, I have shoes, I have tops with it stitched in etc. I know there is a “double denim” rule but I am not sure about metallics. For example, one day I wore metallic shoes an embellished top and a sweater, they all matched, but it occurred to me it might be…

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  • Add some ZING! What color shoes to wear with dressy neutrals for holiday chic

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    Stylist Advice-  Decisions, decisions about what shoe color to wear. How can this reader add pizzazz to a neutral holiday dress…  I am wearing a mocha dress with sequins at Christmas and wondering what color of shoes I should get? Please help!!! (A.W. via Fashion Advice)  >> READ: Perfect Party Shoes Standout sequins in muted shades of nude are very of the moment this holiday season. They are a sultry take on subtle and can be styled two ways for maximum holiday…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear to a black tie optional event with the boss? Try an evening wrap!

    Ilana Wolf Silk Organza Wrap

    If a black tie optional event is mostly business men, can this reader dare to bare with a backless dress? Dear Sharon:  I would sincerely appreciate your input on an issue I am having with a business black tie optional event.  I am attending a “black tie optional” awards ceremony anddinner for a builders’ association in Western NY (near Canada). My completely platonic date is my boss. The builders’ association is pretty male dominated, but I’m sure most will bring their wives/girlfriends to…

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  • Stylist Advice- Plus Size Layering, Define A Focal Point

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    Dear Sharon:  I am overweight. Sometimes I wear blouses open with turtlenecks underneath. Can you wear a scarf with the open blouse and turtleneck? (C.M. via Fashion Advice)   I’m not sure that I love the way you start out your question by announcing that you are overweight. Regardless of your size, we ALL need to make the most of what we’ve got which should come from a place of confidence and pride with our unique self. That said, what’s with ALL…

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