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Summer Fashion Article By Violet's Of Saratoga

Violet's Of Saratoga - Fashion Boutique DowntownSummer is here, and track season is quickly approaching. Saratoga is lined with a plethora of boutiques, each with its own type of fashion and merchandise, thus, appealing to everyone. With its unique style, Violet's of Saratoga at 482 Broadway not only sells popular designers such as Hudson jeans, Shoshanna, Susana Monaco, Sweet Pea, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Maggy London and Velvet by Graham and Spencer, it also mixes in local jewelry designers, Louise M. Jewelry and A.N. Original Jewelry. With dozens of social commitments this summer- the cocktail parties, events at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Race Track, or even Caroline Street; wherever Saratoga takes you this summer, know Violet's of Saratoga is your one-stop-shop for your fashion needs.

Style 101 For Summer Of 2008

By: Laura Farrar & Andrea Lee, Violet's of Saratoga

Okay, so we aren't all lucky enough to have a revolving closet full of the season's (well, every season's, for that matter) must-haves, like 'Cher' in the 1995 classic movie, Clueless. And like we all have access to a computer that chooses, matches and accessorizes our outfits like 'Cher' also used. As if. Instead, we rely on TV shows and magazines, to guide us in the direction fashion is headed, and let us know the latest styles. Well here's a tip, ladies... this summer is all about the following five trends:

  1. Shoshanna Strapless Eyelet DressBold statements and bright colors
    Bright colors, especially those that are citrus, are dominating the 2008 color scheme. Yellow, bright green, orange and coral are the colors of the season, being used in both clothing and accessories.
  2. Embellished tunics
    Tunics with embellishments or embroidery can be worn with white pants or simple summer slacks to give a classy get comfortable look. Tunics can also be worn every summer, which makes them a safe investment for seasons to come.
  3. Classic eyelet patterns
    The best example of eyelet dresses and vivid colors are Shoshanna dresses, in a light turquoise blue short-sleeved shift and in an orange strapless and three-quarter length sleeved dress. Eyelets give a more feminine approach to classic dresses.
  4. Bohemian long dresses
    The sixties are returning with bohemian-styled long dresses, large floral and tribal prints. In the Mexico scene of the Sex and the City movie, Samantha, Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda are all shown in either bright colors or abstract, tribal printed dresses. Create a feminine, elegant look with a long summer dress.
  5. Timeless must-haves
    These are the tried and true items in your closet that can be worn and recycled every summer. A perfect example is one of the Susana Monaco supplex dresses, which effortlessly combine style with comfort and are sold exclusively in downtown Saratoga at Violet's of Saratoga.

Kendra Scott Gold Cuff with Chalcedony AccentWhen it comes to accessorizing and pulling off an outfit, the spotlight is on pashminas, structured clutches, cuff bracelets and gladiator sandals. Stick with metallics for footwear that can be worn with different ensembles, and vivid colored accessories. Find the must-haves that fit your personal style.

Finally, always remember... dress for your body, and not solely the trend. Trends can fade, but personal styles are constantly evolving.