The season's latest looks will be the focus of the annual United We Style Fashion Show, set for Saturday evening at Gateway Village, 820 N. Thompson Lane. Deadline to purchase tickets is today and proceeds benefit United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Fashionista Judy Goldie, who owns Trendy Pieces and Bella's Boutique, said her models will showcase some of the hottest items this season. And romance is at the top of the style charts for spring and summer trends.
"We're seeing a lot of lace items, crocheted things ... that can be worn with skinny jeans ... or thrown on with a cute pair of shorts," said Goldie, who is providing some of the fashions for the show.
Megan Lewis with e. Allen Boutique, which is also providing clothing for the event, said the feel of fashions at the shop is "Bohemian chic."
Lewis said e. Allen's hottest fashions include graphic tees and printed pants — whether it's wide-leg, tapered ankle pants or skinny cropped pants. These easy-to-wear pants offer a cooler alternative to heavy denim, she said.
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Goldie said dresses are also popular at Bella's and Trendy Pieces.
"They're perfect for the hot Tennessee weather and we're seeing a lot of floral prints and doing a lot of fun solids," she said.
Jumpsuits, rompers and playsuits are also a huge trend for summer, Lewis said.
Shoes the style watchers are seeing this season include metallic sandals and peek-toe booties.
The palate for this season includes light blues, tangerine, cool grays, poppy and pinks, Lewis said.
Accessories include statement necklaces with colorful tassels or natural stones, Lewis said. Silver jewelry is coming back, too, she added. Scarves are popular as well, and not just for the neckline. Wear around your waist or even in your hair.
Whether you're going casual or dressing up, Goldie said, "This year, there's a little something for everyone."
In addition to clothing and accessories, staff from event sponsor Tangerine Salon and Spa will present the latest hair trends.
"Tangerine employees ... put on a show where they can stoke their creative fires as well as do good deeds for our community. And each year the team goes above "and beyond to reach new creative heights," said Kara Kemp, salon coordinator.
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