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Do you want to learn my super easy tricks + pro tips to be YOUR own stylist? You can do it... let me show you how! Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor
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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

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Top Runway Trends for Fall 2014

 Enjoy Top Runway Trends from the Fall 2014 New York Fasion Week collections to even consider trying now… In one of the strongest season’s in recent times at #NYFW, designers did their best to not only update classics, but to rethink approaching cold weather dressing in ways that will have YOU seeking the unexpected when...

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Don't miss our curated Business Style Resource Guide to learn what to wear to work, well!

Don't miss our curated Business Style Resource Guide to learn what to wear to work, well!

I updated my free Business Style Guide, curated sweet 16+ FocusOnStyle posts on what to wear to work from casual at home to pitching for funding for you business, and plenty of other business chic tips for realistic situations.

Runway Beauty: The messy hair knot at Jenny Packham + How to get the look

 It’s no surprise since we loved the easy glamour at Jenny Packham fall 2014, that we’d be equally as excited to bring you the hairstyle how to’s for the messy hair knot as seen on the runway.  Thanks to the folks at TRESemmé for helping out with the hairstyle how-to’s, using all drugstore products, save for...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Easy Glamour at Jenny Packham Fall 2014

  It’s hard not to love anything about the laid back glamour at Jenny Packham Fall 2014. Even the feather coat takes an understated touch when styled with ease. With 70s era Bianca Jagger as her inspiration, Packham says, “I admire women who style themselves with integrity and wit – Bianca was the Queen of mindful...

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Red Carpet Trend Guide

2013 Red Carpet Trend Guide: Celebrity style to inspire your holiday look from all of the major awards shows

Mid Week Break: New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlights

 Whoosh, it’s a busy (fashion) week!  Honestly, I have to say that I’m loving what is being shown at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 more than in past seasons. I really enjoy cherry-picking some of the singularly most wearable trends  for you that are more real way than runway.  (Secret: I’m crazy for all that red) Before...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Collage Prints at 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 14

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 14 featured a treasure trove of collage prints in pretty pastels and plush outerwear galore. But we bet this #NYFW it’s his printed options you’ll be coveting most…  Phillip Lim was on point once again this season and his take on collage prints was fresh and viable. Two things that standout...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Ultra Cozy at The Row Fall 14

On a particularly cold day out in NYC, one look at The Row Fall 14 will have you longing for the thickest yet chicest sweater possible… .  Continuing on with the label’s understated elegance, the ultra thick and super plush sweaters above are certain to keep you warm, true. But we also like the quiet...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Polar Fleece Lookalike’s at Altuzarra Fall 14

Surprise! Altuzarra Fall 14 once again saw the designer suberversivly twisting an American classic -this time the polar fleece jacket… As we continue to cover the top New York Fashion Week trends comes genius outerwear from Altuzarra.  Why didn’t anyone ever think of this before? Sure teddy coats like Max Mara’s fall 2013 plush coat are...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Tie One on at Band of Outsiders Fall 14

Leave it to Band of Oustiders Fall 14 to take inspiration from Paris and give it an All-American appeal… As we continue to cover the top New York Fashion Week trends comes Band of Outsiders natty takes on the trompe l’oeil tied sweater trend.  Taking inspiration from Celine’s highly influential Fall 2013 collection, we’ve seen our...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Oversized elegance at Derek Lam Fall 14

Straight from Derek Lam Fall 14 comes a selection of oversized options that are both comfortable and elegant! And his latest offerings made his collection one of our favorites so far as we continue to cover the top New York Fashion Week trends.  Good ridden body-con this and bandage that! Leave it to Derek Lam, whose coats...

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A Note From Sharon Haver

a note from sharon haver-1 Hello Gorgeous,

Thanks for taking the time to stop by  FocusOnStyle !

I'm the editor in chief and resident fashion + style expert  with over 25 years experience in the fashion biz as a stylist, syndicated fashion advice columnist, and web entrepreneur.

I hope you love the best of women's fashion and top style trends as much as I do.

More important, I want to help you make the most of what YOU've got !

I want your personal style to be organic to you, flattering to your body type , and not contrived or cookie-cutter but a natural extension of just one of the many things that you do everyday, including what you wear to work .

As your style mentor , I share insider tips & tricks to help YOU get the awareness to do it yourself and stand out from the pack.

Yup, it's about discovering the D.I.Y. stylist in YOU!

That’s what I’m here for. To empower you to get it going on.

Back in 1999, I founded the site as a 24/7 platform where anyone can get expert stylist advice, fashion tips, and style trends to make the most of what they've got... long before the term "fashion blog" became part of our language.

If you are new to the FocusOnStyle, a good place to start is with my series of free online fashion and style guides , curated from some of our post popular topics. If you have any questions that you would like considered to be answered on the fashion blog, please ask for  fashion advice here .

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Don't miss out. Hop on my newsletter to make the most of what you've got!  Passport to French Chic is my gift to you.

As a stylist I'm about YOU, not me.

I'm not about gushing over  celebrity style  or preening over a picture of a cute outfit that I or my team is wearing. I do use style icons, from wherever they may be, as a launch point to help YOU tweak to chic to bring  red carpet fashion  to your closet, in a way that makes sense for YOU!  We call that, " I'll Have What She's Having " around here. We look at the runway to inspire you to stay on top of your game, because as a New Yorker, I personally know that looking modern is the best revenge! When you want style motivation , FoS has that too!

Style shouldn't have an expiration date...

We know that great style is not only for teenyboppers, and age-appropropropriate & ageless style  doesn't mean dowdy. Consider FoS as a go-to resource for how to wear and what to wear (almost) anything at any age with high, yet definable style that suits your lifestyle.

Pretty, sexy chic is the NEW fabulous, and it's right at  FocusOnStyle.com , online since 1999.

Best,

S.H.








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If you want to work with me closer, I have a few V.I.P. one on one stylist spots that I open up periodically.