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Fashion Style Expert Sharon Haver shares fashion stylist advice and dress tips on how to be chic on FocusOnStyle, the fashion style blog online since 1999. Premium services include the C'est Chic Crash Course and VIP Style Mentoring.

The Top Five Trends from Paris Couture Fashion Week to give a go and refresh your look while staying easily on trend. Ok, admittedly, I doubt that you or I will have the opportunity to get to a real haute couture fitting. Or even borrow a couture dress to wear on the red carpet. The prices are insane (think a year of private school tuition and above). The workmanship is unbelievable. And the scarcity is just so. So why should…

The Top Five Trends from Paris Couture Fashion Week to give a go and refresh your look while staying easily on trend. Ok, admittedly, I doubt that you or I will have the opportunity to get to a real haute couture fitting. Or even borrow a couture dress to wear on the red carpet. The prices are insane (think a year of private school tuition and above). The workmanship is unbelievable. And the scarcity is just so. So why should...

Original Post at Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2016- How To Incorporate The Top Five Trends Into Your Wardrobe Now

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: January 31, 2016, 5:37 am
Go on a fashion diet to dress to look slimmer now. Did you wake up feeling a little puffy today? No worries. Blame it on the time of year, time of month, or timing of that matcha tiramisu that moved the needle up on the scale. Fake a hot body with these quick stylist tips to look slimmer. All you need to do adjust the way you get dressed. It's the easiest diet in town! In fact, it's so simple that you...

Original Post at Style Update – 11 Fashion Fixes To Dress To Look Slimmer Now… Without Going To The Gym

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:26 am
The definitive video snow boot guide for every kind of winter condition short of mountain explorer When I was at my vacation place out west last week, it was cold. Crazy cold.  I decided to do a Periscope video snow boot guide of my favorite stylish and practical footwear so you know how to look for the best winter boots for different kinds of snow. You know how I love my fancy shoes. But you also need to be smart and practical...

Original Post at The Snow Boot Guide: The Top 6 Winter Boots For Different Kinds of Snow And Ice

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: January 13, 2016, 1:41 am
Golden Globes fashion 2016 is rather uninteresting in a very good way. Honestly, (most) everyone looked chic and elegant. There was barely a misstep and the looks were clean and stunning. Kinda sorta like the way we want to look. Nothing fussy. Nothing overdone. Mostly streamlined and well-edited.  The secret to a great look is to keep it simple + keep it striking. The overall theme for Golden Globes fashion this year were column dresses in clear colors, which although gorgeous,...

Original Post at Golden Globes Fashion- Best Dressed Looks

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:28 pm
Top 3 ways to know when to transition your style as you move along in your life It's been a heady transformative week at my house for sure. My son received early acceptance to his first choice college! I'm beyond thrilled that his hard work paid off and he will have the opportunity to have the advanced education so that my crazy talented kid can live out his dream of becoming a feature filmmaker. The absolute joy is palatable as...

Original Post at Your Personal Style In A Time of Life Transitions

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 18, 2015, 5:19 am
Growing up I was always memorized by the style of Jacqueline de Ribes. I would tear through the society pages in my mother's Women's Wear Daily and amidst all the socialites photographed at charity functions and black tie events, one woman would grab my attention like no other. Countess Jacqueline de Ribes with her regal profile, long neck and volumes of dark hair, model slim figure and unmeasurable poise was a beacon of authentic style... a woman who was knew...

Original Post at The Iconic Style of Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 17, 2015, 10:03 pm
Thank you Karl Lagerfeld for making me want to spice up my hosiery drawer with lace tights again! Lace stocking have been look "off" for a few years. Add just a few sartorial twists and they look so right again. Mostly due to the styling at the Chanel Paris In Rome Show at Cinnecitta Studios where the models wore mules along with the lace tights. "The mule... It's a typical Chanel shoe, open behind, but we had never done it. With a lace stocking,...

Original Post at Lace Tights, Thank You Chanel!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 8, 2015, 7:34 pm

Best Of The Holidays… I thought it would be a good time for a little (life)style motivation.    A time to take ten and nurture ourselves when it seems like there isn’t a slot left on the calendar to even think about it. The end of the year is usually a jam-packed time around here, as it is, I am sure for most of you. Sometimes, I feel like one of my fancy dressed lady ornaments hanging on my tree….

Best Of The Holidays… I thought it would be a good time for a little (life)style motivation.    A time to take ten and nurture ourselves when it seems like there isn’t a slot left on the calendar to even think about it. The end of the year is usually a jam-packed time around here, as it is, I am sure for most of you. Sometimes, I feel like one of my fancy dressed lady ornaments hanging on my tree....

Original Post at My 5 steps for getting through holiday madness with ease

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 8, 2015, 11:00 am
HOLIDAY MAKEUP DOESN'T NEED TO BE A TREND. SEVEN FAST AND EASY WAYS TO GET YOUR GLAM ON ONE LASH AT A TIME. One of the wonderful things about the Holidays, is a chance to really Glam it up. Whether you want to go subtle and soft or full blown gorgeousness here are seven quick and easy ways to get the look. At Focus on Style we don't believe in trend, makeup application is something that is learned through trial and error. What you...

Original Post at Party On! 7 Holiday Makeup Tips To Get Your Glamour Going

Author: Brad Boles
Posted: December 4, 2015, 12:54 am
I just love everything about this everyday chic look from Chanel in Vogue! The article is about Chanel’s global creative makeup and color designer Lucia Pica, pictured in a Chanel jacket, Margaret Howell scarf, and photographed by Daniel Jackson, for Vogue, September 2015. Pica's strong yet casual look is something that you easily master on your own. There's nothing easier to style the right white T-shirt. Top it with your favorite good jacket, add the flirty neckerchief and suddenly your otherwise...

Original Post at Everyday Chic: Chanel styling and makeup you can try on your own!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 3, 2015, 11:43 pm
Pantone announced its color of the year and for 2016, it's all about Rose Quartz and Serenity. The colors are all about calm and mindfulness as opposed to the richer Marsala, last year's color of the year. So, pack up your brights, the trend colors are all about muted pales for next year! Or, reworking pales you already have or can find on the sale rack, like the outfit pictured right. MORE: Posts about Color Watch the Pantone inspiration video...

Original Post at Color of the Year- Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: December 3, 2015, 10:37 pm

Whats’ cooking at my house! Smells so good that I thought I’d share my Thanksgiving recipes with you  with some behind-the-scenes photos while I’m cooking!   For me, style is a lot like cooking.  You start with the best ingredients and the rest is easy. That’s a main premise in the C’est Chic Crash Course– it’s not about being precise, it’s about having the know-how to instinctively get it together.  I’m not a fan of the typical turkey dinner with lot’s…

Whats’ cooking at my house! Smells so good that I thought I’d share my Thanksgiving recipes with you  with some behind-the-scenes photos while I’m cooking!   For me, style is a lot like cooking.  You start with the best ingredients and the rest is easy. That’s a main premise in the C’est Chic Crash Course– it’s not about being precise, it’s about having the know-how to instinctively get it together.  I’m not a fan of the typical turkey dinner with lot’s...

Original Post at Easy Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes… because who wants to waste time in the kitchen?!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 26, 2015, 11:27 pm
Style + Success: Let's get real for a moment, please... After all, it's about you. So let's get into personal branding 101. Have you ever dreamingly followed an online lifestyle guru, marketing coach or business mentor who appears to have both a "perfect" life and an enviable thriving business? She surely must have the magic touch from the stream of manufactured social media and personal branding images on her web site. Perfect-istas are usually recognizable by their soft focus social media...

Original Post at Personal Branding 101: What about those phonies?

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 3, 2015, 5:29 pm
This photo is how long I have been in the Mompreneur business! In mom terms, FocusOnStyle has been online from onesies to 6'4"!  Just think that when the docs said that my newborn son was in the 95th percentile for height, we didn't believe them. Now look at my tall baby! As we are entering the college application process around here, it got me reflecting  about what it takes to run a successful home-based business and still have time to...

Original Post at My Top 3 Tips to Be A Successful MOMpreneur if you want to work from home

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 20, 2015, 3:11 pm
Cheap Chic Shopping Alert: The Balmain x H&M Look Book just dropped and the snaps look pretty good. If you want to add some cheap chic glam to your wardrobe this holiday season, the collection will be available starting November 5, in around 250 stores worldwide and online, and will feature clothing and accessories for both women and men. More: Cheap Chic Balmain for H&M

Original Post at Cheap Chic: Balmain for H&M looks pretty good

Author: FocusOnStyle.com Team
Posted: October 15, 2015, 5:29 pm
With the fashion week season behind us and runway clothes off to photo shoots and red carpets, we thought you would like to NOT wait and get the look right now... if only for a little inspiration. So, Sharon and I compiled the best outfit ideas to try now from the Spring 2016 runways. We bet you might already have similar pieces in your wardrobe, but in case you need a boost, we've also done all the editing & shopping...

Original Post at Wear It Your Way: Best Outfit Ideas To Try NOW From Fashion Week Spring 2016

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: October 10, 2015, 3:22 pm
The Top Five Trends from Paris are sure to have you thinking about tweaking your closet this season for an added sense of savor faire. And that right there is the takeaway of paying attention to runway trends. How can you update your look to present the best you? By paying attention, not too much, but just enough to know what's current. Fashion Week: Why Should You Care About The Runway? Here's a look at the Top Five Trends from...

Original Post at The Top Five Trends To Incorporate Now from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: October 8, 2015, 8:31 pm
Ever since I spotted this chic poncho, that's more sweater than poncho, I've been obsessing about adding one to my fall wardrobe. Haven't quite made a decision yet. So, will it be the Sandro Paris Pull Sample Sweater, pictured above, or a more classic poncho, like one of the styles below. What do you think? Consider some of these other chic ponchos that I pulled... RELATED READING: The French Chic Poncho

Original Post at A Chic Poncho – Easier to wear than a cape, and infinitely more a la mode

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 7, 2015, 3:46 pm
Can you smell the fresh paint? Drumroll please... pop on over to the home page of FocusOnStyle and you will see a VERY new web design. It may look simple to many of you but it has been months in the making. There has been a massive amount of behind-the-scenes, "under the hood" tech action going on and I'm proud to say that the new look is live. You'll notice the "blog" section of the site is still there, simply...

Original Post at Welcome to the FocusOnStyle NEW web design!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 5, 2015, 5:22 pm
Take the Top Five Trends from Milan to heart right now and what will you have? A wardrobe that's on the mark & ready to go a season ahead of the rest! No need to think about trends too much when you have them all sorted out right here, right now. With expert style tips to boot. Fashion Week: Why Should You Care About The Runway? Here's a look at the Top Five Trends from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2016...

Original Post at The Top Five Trends To Incorporate Now from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2016

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: September 29, 2015, 5:25 pm

When looking at fashion shows and the endless show cycles, remember that the most important information you can gleam from them is how to dress for today: Right now…

When looking at fashion shows and the endless show cycles, remember that the most important information you can gleam from them is how to dress for today: Right now…

Original Post at The Top Five Trends To Incorporate Now from London Fashion Week Spring 2016

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: September 29, 2015, 5:11 pm
It's officially fall! The New York air is still mild but with that crisp autumn breeze. Not quite ready to commit to boots and too much of a chill for sandals. What to wear this weekend? Can't go wrong with (re)new(ed) classics like the Adiddas Stan Smith (see mine with the red trim below) or Superstar. White sneakers are not only still on trend but looking so right to lighten up your transitional wardrobe. Top off with a biker jacket or blazer,...

Original Post at Continue the white sneaker trend…

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 26, 2015, 2:32 pm
On Periscope... Finding stylish pieces shouldn't be limited to the obvious. There are plenty of interesting and unexpected finds to be had when you take your inspiration out of the box. I attended the Periscope Summit this week in New York that took place uptown in Harlem. Although I've passed this open air African market on several occasions in the past, I never walked through it. Since, it was right next door to the summit, I decided to pop by...

Original Post at Harlem Style – Shop Global In Your Local

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 25, 2015, 6:20 pm

When looking at fashion shows and the endless show cycles, remember that the most important information you can gleam from them is how to dress for today: Right now…

When looking at fashion shows and the endless show cycles, remember that the most important information you can gleam from them is how to dress for today: Right now…

Original Post at The Top Five Trends To Incorporate Now from New York Fashion Week Spring 2016

Author: Naveed Hussain
Posted: September 18, 2015, 4:50 pm
Are you dreaming of a Paris getaway? I've got a great quick read for you. Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live . . . Parisian Style by Angie Niles is a chic Francophile travel guide that's as indispensable as a what to do in Paris guide as it is a how to dress like a Parisian tip sheet. The delightful book is so granular in its Parisian style observations that it even breaks down what the French girls wear arrondissement by arrondissement, that's neighborhood...

Original Post at Brights Lights Paris- a chic Francophile travel guide that you don’t need to leave home to enjoy

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 16, 2015, 12:43 pm