(NC)—Putting some sizzle into your summer style need not be elusive or expensive. According to Tammy Palmer (www.tammypalmer.com), seasoned fashion stylist and former Flare magazine senior market editor, women can update their wardrobes this summer for as little as under $100 with three simple tips:
1. Shop your closet. White pants, khakis and solid sundresses in bold brights like tangerine or subdued hues are the perfect foundation pieces for this season. Simple tricks like rolling pants to the ankle, adding a boldly coloured skinny belt or printed scarf can repurpose these pieces for summer 2011.
2. Embrace retro: For a quick update, cork wedges, clogs, homespun style vests, wide–leg pants and embroidered tunics are a great way to embrace this season’s love of the 70s and boho chic. “When it comes to very trendy pieces, I show my clients how to get the look for as little as $40 or less.”
3. Eliminate the stress. “With a busy client roster, I’m short on time, so I shop retailers like Old Navy (www.oldnavy.ca) that I can get in and out of fast. The of–the–moment must–haves are always at the front of the store and you can’t beat the fast–lane checkouts,” Palmer said.