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What fires me up is helping the everyday woman feel ready for her closeup. SNAP, you can do it!

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

Make the most of what you’ve got by implementing my streamlined fashion stylist skills to stylishly increase your polished presence + self-confidence.

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

Ageless Chic + Age Appropriate Style Guide- How to not look old (or too young) and dress for any age

Resource Guide for Ageless Chic & Age Approriate Style

Resource Guide for Ageless Chic & Age Appropriate Style

I didn’t choose to be an ageless style mentor. I grew into it!  I’ll show you how to look chic with age appropriate style and how to dress for any age.

Wouldn’t you rather look great (period), than great for your age?!

To make your style gorgeous — without an expiration date– take a look at our best posts on topic in this ageless chic +age appropriate style guide so that you may dress to impress in all the right ways.  If you are afraid you look too young. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered too!

All the tips + tricks that you’ll need to look age appropriate + stylish, right here. Just click on the headline to read the full post.

How to Look Ageless OR 9 Geezer Magnates That Read Old and Why to Avoid Them

How to Look Ageless AND 9 Geezer Magnates that Read Old and How to Avoid Them

First, there are certain looks that one, regardless of age, SHOULD NOT DO. Take a look at Sharon’s birthday list on how not to look old so that you may never give in to these fashion faux pas again. Don’t you dare resort to the “old lady shoes” or tacky lip liners!

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Why Dressing Age-Appropriate Is Usually Bunch Of Malarky And Looking Ageless Is Genius

Taking care of yourself is a daily deal you make with yourself. You can decide to fall prey to chenille sweaters and stretchy, shapeless pants or you can rock what YOU’VE got out of the house. (Don’t forget to read Christie’s comments at the end of the post).

 

Age appropriate style from the runway- Derek Lam spring 2014, NYFW

Age appropriate style from the runway- Derek Lam spring 2014, NYFW

Runway Alert: Age-Appropriate Style Options To Try Now from Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week

While we started our initial Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week with the challenging crop top trend we’ve seen pop up on almost every runway, we thought we’d follow-up with some of the bona fide age-appropriate, and beautifully designed collections also creating abuzz.

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Leather Weather: A Black Leather Jacket At Any Age To Suit Your Every Mood!

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.

 

French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

French Chic at a Certain Age: Man-Tailored Jackets in the way Ines de la Fressange works them

Master this style: How to pull off classic man-tailored  jacket like Ines de la Fressange’s tuxedo and school boy looks

>> Day  Three of the three-part FoS series Ageless, Age-Appropriate French Chic At A Certain Age

Wearing a jacket can get a bit tricky. If you’re busty, you end up looking boxy (wear it open). If the jacket is too conservative, you just added 10 years to your appearance and, worse, the aura of being inflexible and boring (avoid anything that reads old school banker).

 

 

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Afraid to wear an animal print skirt to work? Think again, just add Paris Fashion Week Street Style for age-appropriate business chic

I’ll Have What She’s Having:  Paris Fashion Week street style proves to have zippy classic age-appropriate inspiration with business chic takes on animal print skirts.

Animal prints can have a fabulously downtown cool edge, like our street style ladies and their leopard pants from London Fashion Week, yet too much fierceness may get out of hand for work. But not always, especially if you follow the super chic cues from these two sophisticated ladies, above, snapped at Paris Fashion Week. Either like the red Balenciaga print, left, or the more classic, big cheetah, pictured right, choose your style weapons and  work it!

 

 

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How to dress French when you are not. Wear a classic jacket or coat

Bourgeois is the new trendy. 

Trendy lasts a moment and is best left as a fashion bonbon to satisfy a craving for something new and sweet without much commitment. Über trendy is what makes you look dated in a photo and provides you with many “what was I thinking” moments, let alone leaving financial bruise on your recessionista thinking. But dressing classic or classical as ‘they’ say lasts more than a moment.

There is nothing tricky, nothing contrived and classic always looks so fresh.… so modern… so pulled together… so French Chic.

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Stylist Advice- How to look older? I’m a young mom and my sons are being mistaken for my little brother

Here’s a quick shortlist to keep in mind of what to wear & what to avoid, when you are trying to figure out how to look older without losing your youthful edge.

How to look older… Afraid people mistake her for a kid

Looking polished is what makes someone appear more mature, besides, hopefully, the air or experience and wisdom that evolves from being on this planet for that many more days.

Trendy clothes only make you look modern and frumpy clothes make you look dowdy rather than older. What you need is to refine your style to portray the woman of confidence and sophistication that you are. Look like a woman who knows what flatters her figure and personal style.

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Cannes Do Chic! How to Wear a White Top and Black Bottom for Elegant Accessible Style

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 style tricks you can master! Discover the possibilities:

Pre-game your Oscar beauty on day no.2 with makeup & hair stylist Gad Cohen as we look at top Hollywood actresses while helping you up your own beauty-regime ante with a three-day series on Oscar worthy style through the ages!
Pre Oscar Beauty- Age-Appropriate Celebrity Glam, Your 30′s and 40′s, Part 2 of 3

Pre-game your Oscar beauty on day no.2 with makeup & hair stylist Gad Cohen as we look at top Hollywood actresses while helping you up your own beauty-regime ante with a three-day series on Oscar worthy style through the ages! 

Makeup and Beauty Tips to Look Fabulous At Age 50

Makeup and Beauty Tips to Look Fabulous At Age 50

Turning 50 can be amazing if you know what it takes to keep your gorgeous on…

Don’t freak out and throw in the towel once you turn 50! Understand the beauty secrets and makeup tips to keep you looking vital, timeless, and beautiful as we mature.

 How to look pulled together in jeans

How to look pulled together in jeans? Look at Christie Brinkley’s ageless style for inspiration

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Grown-up gorgeous in down-to-earth and polished jeans

Crazy that what so many of us wear so often can be impossible to pull off– with style. Don’t fret.

Look no further than perennially gorgeous Christie Brinkley for celebrity style inspiration on how to look pulled together in jeans.

Ok, you may not look like her (who does??), but you can master her sublime style and look pretty darn fabulous too. And, it’s far more realistic than fantasizing about a red carpet gown too.

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How to dress classic- Discover the can’t live without pieces in your wardrobe

How to dress classic: Discover the can’t-live-without pieces in your wardrobe. The one simple rule for not overdoing at any age… keep it simple! If you simple aren’t sure about an outfit or overall look, remember that simple basic structures and pieces are almost always safe. Keep the colors neutral and classic. Don’t forget the modest factor too- regardless of age, you don’t want anything too low-cut with a classy blazer.

 

Senior Style: 65 Things to Do When You Retire, My Essay On How To Master Your Look (book excerpt)

Senior Style: 65 Things to Do When You Retire, My Essay On How To Master Your Look (book excerpt)

When editor Mark Evan Chimsky asked me to write a ‘Master Your Look’ essay for the anthology 65 Things to Do When You Retire, 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Sellers Publishing), I couldn’t refuse.

Besides having the opportunity to share my senior style tips for a time in your life when coveting the latest it thing is not as relevant as revitalizing your most age-appropriate personal best, my essay would be in the book along such esteemed notables as my feminist idol Gloria Steinem, former President Jimmy CarterJane FondaJohn E. Nelson, (What Color Is Your Parachute?), and a host of other experts and achievers on how to make the most of the rest of your life.

I’m honored.

Notwithstanding that all royalties from book sales will be donated to nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing and curing cancer.

I encourage you to pick up a copy of 65 Things to Do When You Retire even if you are not at that time in your life as it is always the right time to inspire. My essay…

 

Age-Appropriate Casual Chic for the Silver Hair Set: How To Shop To Master An Ageless Stylish Wardrobe

Age-Appropriate Casual Chic for the Silver Hair Set: How To Shop To Master An Ageless Stylish Wardrobe

Sometimes age-appropriate casual chic can be a tough call to shop for… a FocusOnStyle reader shares how to work around it…

 

can a senior wear a short skirt

Stylist Advice- Can a senior wear a short skirt?

Just because you could doesn’t always mean you should when it comes to senior style. But, then again…

how to get rid of turkey neck

How to get rid of turkey neck? Update on Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening with Dr. Paul Frank

Want to find out how to get rid of turkey neck? Let’s look into Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening with New York City dermatologist Dr. Paul Frank who specializes in the Ultherea non invasive skin tightening procedure to tighten and tone skin.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about non-invasive, non-surgical ways to tighten, lift, and tone skin, as well as an update to my Thermage non-surgical facelift article of several years ago from those just not quite wanting to entertain the idea of a possible facelift and who want something different than what Botox and fillers could offer.

Say hello to Ultherapy!

Jane Fonda ageless beauty

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Jane Fonda, Aspirational Ageless Beauty

If you are going to resemble someone, best be a beauty who sustains…

I have the kind of face that people find some kindred association. Usually, an insistence that they know me from high school, from somewhere, they are convinced. Or, they think that I look like a celebrity.

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Watch: Impromptu Madness with Sharon Haver and Brad Boles- Episode 3, Underwear Tips to Avoid Unslightly Exposure and Old Hollywood Glamour

On this show: Sharon and Brad talk housewife to housewife: Hollywood glamour, undergarments, and visible pantylines. Muffin tops, camel toe, shrimping, and kishke overload of exploding flesh. Stop the too much information madness and learn what underwear is right for you!

Follow my Ageless + Age-Appropriate Style board on pinterest…

 

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