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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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How to Dress to Look Taller – Petite Fashion Tips Video

“Petite Fashion Tips to Look Taller from the Sharon Haver for About.com at Lord & Taylor New York Petite Video Series…Haven’t you ever seen a celebrity or met someone in the flesh and said to yourself, “Gee, they seem so much smaller in person?” Well, it’s not that they “seem” smaller, they know how to dress to look taller.In this installment from my petite style video series for about.com, learn the secrets to dress to look taller than you really are. It’s all about what to wear and what to avoid to create a taller and leaner appearance.Watch the How to Appear Taller When You’re Petite video:["src":"http://www.focusonstyle.com/movies/petitetaller.mov"]Petite Dress Tips to Look Taller from the Sharon HaverDress to Look Taller with Sharon HaverDifferent cuts can help create length and the appearance of height. See how petite ladies can appear taller by the way they dress.Transcript: Dress to Look TallerHello, I’m Sharon Haver from focusonstyle.com, and I’m here today for About.com at Lord and Taylor. We’re going to talk about how to dress to look tall when you’re petite.”

Published on April 19, 2014

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Let’s Look: Selma Blair does casual chic the way many of us dress everyday (even me)

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Nothing beats a good T-shirt for comfy, casual every day style! Umm, I don’t know about you, but I spend a good chunk of my time wearing T-Shirts.  They’re the kind of easy casual chic items that can be comfy wearing  while I zone out writing (yes, there’s a zone)…

Published on April 15, 2014

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

One of the more popular reader questions around here is how to dress French. For this week’s FocusOnStyle 15th anniversay online post, let’s revisit these very chic & classic jacket and coat tips from 2010 which remain very relevant & stylish today and onwards. That’s what timeless French chic is all about… the right pieces in…

Published on April 12, 2014

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Introducing the Daily StyleWORD: Motivational Style Tips, Fashion Quotes + Affirmations For Image Boosting Greatness!

How about a daily style tip, fashion quote, motivational boost of encouragement, or alluring affirmation to kick start your day? Pretty good, I say. With that, I present the Daily StyleWORD, and there’s a hashtag for it too (#styleword). A collection of good morning boosts to rev you up, share on Pinterest, reTweet or Facebook…

Published on April 10, 2014

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Yup, there’s a museum for IT bags in Amsterdam!

I honestly don’t remember the Hendrikje Museum for Bags and Purses when I was in Amsterdam because I would have made a bee line towards it right after the Rijksmuseum. Lucky for us, Richard Nahem paid the handbag museum a visit and brought back plenty of photos to share. What I do remember is a visit up…

Published on April 09, 2014

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Stylist Advice: Can a man look like a man in women’s clothes?

How can a man be stylish in women’s clothes?… Men in women’s clothes? Nothing new with that query but how do you make it work when wanting to don something stylish from the other sex without, well, looking like the other sex you ask? Let’s help our reader make an on trend for everyone women’s…

Published on April 09, 2014

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4 eyewear styles on trend to help you focus on style this spring

4 eyewear styles on trend, and worth giving a shot this season… Just like shoes and bags, a great pair of sunglasses can uplift your look and keep all eyes on you with little to no effort. And last week we were lucky enough to hit up NYC’s VisionExpo and take in all of the…

Published on April 08, 2014

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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.