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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

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

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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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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.

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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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: A Longer Hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014

   Just loving the ease of a more sophisticated longer hemline at Victoria Beckham Fall 2014. Red continues as THE accent color to a classic palette of black and winter white that holds a sharp contrast to the willowy line of a longer silhouette.  Particularly, the architectural sleekness reminiscent of the early 90′s in this exquisite...

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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

The Black Dress- Black Fashion Designers in celebration of Black History Month + New York Fashion Week

When we think of the black dress, an L.B.D. typically comes to mind. Well, not so fast. Kicking off New York Fashion Week, I made at very worthwhile stop at the opening of The Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers which celebrates the singular vision of featured black fashion designers: Jeffrey Banks, Samantha Black, Stephen Burrows, Donna Dove, Epperson, Michael Jerome Francis, Byron Lars, Tracy...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Rich Red & Meticulous Draping at Prabal Gurung Fall 14

  Simply stunning! The rich reds & meticulous draping from Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 are stellar standouts in our New York Fashion Week trend spotlight.  From what we’ve seen from the past two days, red is the accent color of the season so from #NYFW. What makes these Prabal Gurung pieces so exceptional (well, becuase they are!)...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Gray Matters at Jason Wu Fall 14

  In a word, classy! The timless elegance of gray paired with the slouchier silhouette make this textured sweater and pants a stellar New York Fashion Week trend spotlight from Jason Wu fall 2014. Start to look for the filler, fluid pant now as it will be a keeper into next season. Fit Tip: Be sure...

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Stylist Advice- How To Get the Confidence To Change Your Style

Stylist Advice to gain confidence is precisely one of the reasons that I’ve been online for 15 years in order to help you be present your best self possible. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of FocusOnStyle.com online. I want to spend this week’s review looking back at...

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New York Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Buffalo Plaid + Red at Rag & Bone Fall 2014

  Yup, we’re getting the red accent memo loud and clear… that’s clear & vivid RED. This time, it’s grown up buffalo plaid by way of a chic 3/4 sleeve topper and THOSE fab red slouch boots at Rag & Bone Fall 2014. It’s a safe bet that you will want red on your fashion roster...

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NYFW Trend Spotlight: Clean Camel + Vibrant Red at Helmut Lang Fall 14

  It’s hard not to love the clarity of clean camel mixed with vibrant red, our trend spot from Helmut Lang Fall 2014. What makes this bold pairing work? The simplicity and elegance of the cut’s disctinctive classic + modern vibe. Not a fussy element in sight, just the perfection of color and cut. I loved...

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NYFW Trend Spotlight: Slouchy Menswear at Nicholas K Fall 2014

Straight from New York Fashion week comes another Trend Spotlight, this time from outerwear go-to label Nicholas K. Much like Cate Blanchett’s recent winning outing in a relaxed menswear inspired gray winter suit, this exit from Nicholas K had us aching to borrow from the boys. Louche layers topped with a knit hat never looked so...

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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.