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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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  • 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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  • Wear It Now: 7 Ways to Step Up to Pre-Fall 2013 by way of the Sonia Rykiel Lookbook

    Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013

    To most of us it seems that fashion has more seasons than a calendar can hold. The prelude to the next big runway fashion week season is Pre-Fall 2013. But you don’t have to wait. I’ve pulled key looks from the Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013 Look Book with styling tips to wear their nuances now. The Sonia Rykiel collection is inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory “where the anonymous came back out as icons.”  Spark your style by the effortless of  great classics with a modern spin…

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  • What to Wear: From Now to Spring, try a retro flared skirt

    Gucci- Graceful and feminine, our fluid caramel linen canvas flared skirt is natural luxe at its best. Pair with wedge sandals and a whisper-light satin tank for retro-tinged sophistication.

    I love a look that’s easy-breazy and flattering on almost every figure type. As my mom would say, this look has my name written on it. And, it should have your YOUR name on it too. A retro flared skirt– like the Gucci flared skirt, pictured above– that falls just below the knee to mid calf is back for spring and you can start interpteting the styling in either Resort now or with a winter’s edge. It’s the kind of silhouette…

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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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  • Leather Weather: Black (leather pants) + White = Italian Style


    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Black leather pants that look so right Yesterday, we talked about the ageless chic of a black leather motorcycle jacket, and today it’s time to talk about your lower half. >>MORE: Leather Style There’s an off-handedness that Italians have. They could be wearing the most extravagant item — think a healthy dose of gold, a swath of fur, ornate embellishments, or in this case, black leather pants– and throw it together in a manner that’s effortless…

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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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  • 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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  • Vivid Color Trends: If It’s Bright, It’s Right for Resort

    Rachel Pally Kennedy Dress at Shopbop

    Vivid Colors Add Punch & Spunk To An Otherwise Neutral Palette Ok, here’s some shopping advice, it’s time to brighten up TV producers are surely rejoicing. The one-two color punch for resort is a bold mash-up of TV-friendly colors, so vivid and brilliant, that you may just want to adjust your settings… on your everyday wardrobe, that is. These clear and crisp colors are NOT unfriendly on your skin tone as last season’s neons, but rich, intense, and crisp in a…

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