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

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

Website Maintenance in Progress…

Excuse www.FocusOnStyle.com while we putter around the backend, move around a bit, and do some website maintenance. Apologies for not looking so pretty or speedy while the techs do their thing. We’ll be back very soon in full speed & full style. In the mean time, please follow on facebook to see what we are up to & chat…...
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FASHION

Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Sleek 80′s Updates at Chloe Fall 2014

When it comes to conquering the cool allure of French-Chic, there’s no other label as consistent as Chloe. So get set for an 80′s revival from Chloe Fall 2014… From oversized 80′s inspired abstract brass discs heavily decorating simple seperates to quilted sleeping bag coats and pleated pants, references from influential sportswear designer Norma Kamali...

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Fall / Winter 2014-2015

Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Flared Knit Leggings at Christophe Lemaire Fall 2014

The cool, quiet confidence Parisian designer Christophe Lemaire evokes each season at both his namesake label and Hermes is often breathtakingly chic, and Fall 2014 saw the designer on trend to boot… We’ve long been fans of Lemaire’s timeless simplicity and refined vision – what’s not to love when a closet constant is so precise...

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FASHION

Paris Fashion Week Trend Spotlight: Skirt Over Pants at Balenciaga Fall 2014

Balenciaga Fall 2014 was heavy on elegant futurism, and the skirt over pants combo’s offered a cozy yet grown-up take on practical layering that was stylish and worth giving a shot at now… And while Balenciaga’s versions may be terribly expensive to lust over, consider taking a stab at this ongoing trend which originated at...

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Fall / Winter 2014-2015

Paris Fashion Week: Inside + Outside Nina Ricci Fall 2014

The Paris insider report: I attended the Nina Ricci  Fall 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week. Held once again at the giant tent in the Tuileries by place de la Concorde, the show was last Thursday at 5PM. I got there a little early to see the pre fashion show before the show, meaning the...

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Fall / Winter 2014-2015

Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o channels Audrey Hepburn elegance, get her hair now!

Red Carpet Beauty at the 2014 Oscars had us clamoring to cop the chic and simple hairstyle of it-girl of the moment Lupita Nyong’o… Beaming in a gorgeous shade of icey blue in a Grecian inspired pleated Prada number, Lupita Nyong’o served Oscar viewers a throwback to the carefree elegance of the inimitable Audrey Hepburn....

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BEAUTY

Best of Oscar Fashion 2014

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Clean, grown-up elegance hit the red-carpet for can-do Oscar chic to consider this upcoming wedding and formal season… It wasn’t as much as big drama but more of modern elegance when it came to the best of Oscar fashion tonight. Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Best...

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Celebrity

What happened when I met my style icon Audrey Hepburn

For this week’s look back in celebration of the 15th Anniversary Year of FocusOnStyle online, I want to rewind a bit further to this very special post about how I met my style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  What a lovely moment and privilege… S.H. My evening with humanitarian and style icon Audrey Hepburn… Having someone to...

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Celebrity

Rethink Sporty Chic Safari Cargo Pockets in an ode to Africa at Balmain Fall 2014

Practical options missing on the runways you say? Speaking of comfort & sophistication, did you ever think you’d see cargo pants and pockets return on the runways? Well Balmain Fall 2014 left us clamoring for this carry all trend! Let’s rethink cargo pants, yes those once ubiquitous on-the-go mom pants… In what looks like an...

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Fall / Winter 2014-2015

I stopped by the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP shoe store for a sneak peak

Retail Remedy: It’s time for a day of pretty things! Have you ever had one of those Mercury in retrograde days where the only viable solution to finding joy is, well, SHOES! Yup, and pretty, girly, sexy, feminine shoes like the new Sarah Jessica Parker SJP line that launches exclusively at Nordstrom on February 28. When the...

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Celebrity

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.

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