Fashion trends for summer 2017

Summer is officially here and so are the latest fashion trends. Local boutiques are at the foreground of the fashion frontier, carrying elegant hats, dresses, shoes, accessories and menswear sure to make you shine at the track, the polo field or on a night out on Broadway. This season, floral is back, block heels are in and casual hats can be just as fashion-forward as a fancy fascinator. Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind hat to tie your outfit together or a slick sport coat and slacks, we have you - and your head - covered.

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Fascinators, the alternative to hats, are generally for more formal occasions such as weddings, heading to the track or even a ritzy meal. No matter where you are headed, they certainly make a statement. 

Veils aren't only for blushing brides to be; in fact, you can rock them anytime, anywhere, according to "On the Dolce & Gabbana runway, it was a full-on gothic showing, of a dark fascinator and black net attached to it, paired with sufficiently burgundy lipstick. On the Michael Costello runway, veils were also utilized for their dark, film noir vibe. A beaded black net was attached to an extravagant headband, and draped over the model's face."

What hue is best for you? "I honestly would say that you can't really go wrong on the color," says Maura Bannon, owner of MinkyMink in Glens Falls. "Just choose something that complements your outfit and pulls everything together. A pale pink or white are always nice options because they're easy to match with most outfit options."

Four milliners expressed to what influences the style of their designs. This year, styles focus on florals and nature such as a "stacked rose piece with thorns and leaves." Other essentials include the usage of peacock feathers, experimenting with textures and crown designs.  S


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