Question: How can I wear my standard Little Black Dress in the summer without looking too wintery? I just don't know how to integrate it into my summer wardrobe.
Answer: Why don't you try one of the great new wide band belts? High end designers are focusing on this trend as well as major retails stores. They're a fresh way to add a splash of color and when you combine sexy heels and a sparkly necklace, you'll look ready for St. Tropez! See picture of belt with Black dress.
Question: When it gets so hot out, I can't stand lugging a leather carry-all. Can you recommend a staple summer-time purse that's still fashionable?
Answer: Designers have anticipated your problem by introducing a new kind of purse for summer. The canvas tote by Isaac Mizrahi (at Target) is professional enough for the office, yet light enough for the summer. Best of all, its only $22.99!
Question: I am going sailing with my fiance's conservative parents. What kind of cover up could you suggest that won't earn my any coy stares?
Answer: A perfect solution is to wear a kaftan. Originally from India, these long and sheer tunics are becoming recognized internationally for their soft, light drape. And, you will look pretty, up-to-date, and still demure. The cotton kaftan from Aspara would be perfect on your sailing trip.