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  • Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished

    Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished- Milla Jovovich at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show

    How to stay cool yet maintain polished summer business attire élan can be a toughy  during a heat wave. Let’s dive in, at least the metaphor is cooling & solve the what to wear to work when it’s hot fashion dilemma… My gosh, it’s a scorcher out! I just got back from a meeting in sweltering midtown Manhattan, aka Schvitz City today,  and thought I would hurry up and push this post up as long as the temperature was doing…

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  • Stylist Advice- Dressing a Very Petite Hourglass Figure

    Salma Hyak

    When we start to struggle with our figure & style it’s best to discover a body type muse for some style inspiration… I chose Salma Hayak as the muse for my reader who wants to know how to dress a petite hourglass figure. Read on- Dear Sharon: Hi Sharon, I am in my early twenties and am having trouble finding age-appropriate clothing because of my size. I am 5’2 and about 115 pounds with an extreme hourglass figure, 37-23.5-36. I get a…

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  • Are you looking for age appropriate dressy clothing to wear and NOT look like an old lady? Style solutions right here!

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    Our latest reader style question asks what to wear to a wedding after menopausal weight gain. How can she look age appropriate in dressy clothing? What can she wear to hide her slight bump in size? And not look like an old lady? Let’s discuss… I am 55 years old. I am 5 ft 8″ tall. I have always been quite skinny until menopause. I now weigh 146 pounds, and my body has changed. I have a bit of a…

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  • Let’s talk about summer pants! The 5 best pant styles & how to wear them

    An array of summer pants styles & a head's from resort 2014 too!

    Nothing like a wardrobe update by way of some the best summer pants and how to wear them. Get your game on with a plethora of style options from the new crop to full-out sidewalking grazing palazzo. I’ve got you covered on what to wear now and into the next couple of seasons. >> RELATED: The five best trends from resort to wear now   Flare Pants The flare leg pant  has become a workwear staple. Add a higher heel…

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  • A Reader Asks: What to wear to a Baptism?

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    Our latest reader style question asks what to wear to a Baptism. Can she wear a mini dress to her child’s baptism? Is short too short for a religious occasion? Let’s discuss… Next month my daughter’s baptism. I’m thinking of wearing my H&M white lace mini dress, pictured above, with navy peep toe heels and a navy blazer (if the weather requires it). My problem is this, the dress is so short to wear alone in church? I’ve thought of a dressy pair…

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  • Stylist Advice- What to wear with really flashy shoes

    Jeffrey Campbell Martini Studded Ballerina Flats

     I just bought these beautiful Jeffrey Campbell Martini Studded Ballerina Flats and I don’t know what to wear with them. I’ve tried to get some help from friends, but they think the shoes are “too gold” or “tacky.” I was thinking about taking them back but I don’t want to because I love them. Can you please give me some ideas or suggestions? I can’t figure what kind of tops or dresses to wear with them. Thanks, I’ve attached a…

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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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  • Splurge! Treat Yourself With Little Fixes For Major Impact


    With a new season comes the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe with little fashion fix splurges! Keep these ideas in mind: After catching up on essential trends with us here at FoS, take a moment each season and scan your options and most importantly, treat yourself to both fill in the holes and update your look instantly with fresh, key pieces & beauty pick-me-ups, like rich red lips as seen in the photo above. And when it comes to you,…

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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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  • 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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