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Chappaqua Merchant Offers Summer Fashion Tips

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - With weather heating up and summer right around the corner, Chappaqua merchants are unpacking new items for the sunny season, such as skirts, dresses, jewelry, sandals and more.

Sabrina Pavonetti, a sales associate at Aurora, said an essential accessory for summer, or any season, is a scarf.

"I love wearing scarves because they can take any casual outfit and jazz it up within seconds," Pavonetti said. "They are lightweight and great for the summer weather. The prints look like art and I can wear my scarf a bunch of different ways. Scarves are also a great hair accessory."

Pavonetti's personal favorite scarf is an Anokhi scarf, which are made in India and are 100 percent cotton. She recommends wearing bright colors that go with the theme of summer, especially orange, blues, pinks and lavenders.

Other summer items Pavonetti stocks up on are dresses and skirts, including maxi dresses, neon colors, and items with prints, such as flowers, stripes, polka dots, and paisley.

"Summer dresses and skirts are the best way to feel comfortable and at the same time pretty in warm weather," Pavonetti said. "You can tuck a white or black tank top in any skirt and create a great outfit."

Another summer must-have according to Chappaqua merchants is jewelry. Popular summertime colors include turquoise and coral, and can be found in necklaces, bracelets, and rings.

Warmer weather also means the return of flats, wedges, and sandals. While owning basic black or white sandals are necessary, Pavonetti said her favorite color in leather is cognac.

"Don’t be afraid of color, especially in the summer is when you can pull off that bright pink or orange sandal or wedge with a cute dress," she said. "It gives a sense of life to your wardrobe."

Representatives from Aurora will be offering more summer fashion tips to fifth- to 12th-grade students from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday at the Chappaqua Library. The event is free.

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