Summer in Las Vegas might reach triple digits, but that doesn’t stop locals from being fashion forward with the hottest trends. With over 41 million visitors a year coming to Southern Nevada, style can be seen in the trendiest restaurants and biggest shows as well as brunches, parties and celebrations around the valley.
Ardi Najmabadi
Vasari
Tivoli Village
410 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 597-9500
www.vasarilasvegas.com

Ardi Najmabadi is a designer and now owner of Vasari, a locally owned chic fashion boutique for women carrying trending brands including Bailey 44, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elizabeth & James and L’AGENCE. The boutique is the only place in Las Vegas to offer the select collections from New York City and Los Angeles for each season. He recommends that if something similar is hanging in someone’s closet, then buy something totally different to add a new style to a wardrobe as well as explore transforming and changing an image. In Europe, Najmabadi was a fabric designer before coming to the United States and bringing fashion to Las Vegas.

Fashions From The 1970s

Continuing from spring, styles inspired by the 1970s as well as truly retro clothing must be part of any wardrobe. Jeans and pants have a high waist, fitted at top with flared legs. With her famous poster from the 1970s, Farrah Fawcett popularized the one-piece swimsuit and it has returned with a deep neckline and high-cut legs. Even more flamboyant than fashions from the late 1960s, the ‘70s are back with a vengeance.

Jumpsuits

The one-piece outfit has returned with a different twist. Some are influenced by the 1970s with flared pant leg, from 1980s with straight pant leg and 1990s with a cropped pant leg. Rompers are one piece shorts with a more sexy appeal. The jumpsuit is available as a professional outfit, casual style and evening wear. Rompers are most suited for comfort or a night out clubbing. Designers have introduced the dress shorts as part of the trend of rompers that will carry into fall with tights.

BoHo-Chic

The Bohemian look, popularized in the 1940s, 1970s and 2005, is back with off the shoulder tops and free flowing skirts. The print is floral and the clothing is made using natural, delicate fabrics and embellishments. Drawing on hippie influences, everything is loose and meant to give a feeling of freedom. It can be neutral with splashes of color like orange, green and magenta or a combination of colors.

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Colors Include Soft Orange, Apple Green And White

The colors to wear during the summer months include soft orange, soft denim blue and apple green (from the fall). The most popular orange is a poppy color, whites are brighter, green is electric and denim blue is neutral to pair with colors. The big trend with wearing white means the entire ensemble is white from head to toe including accessories. White jumpsuits are also a must-have for the summer. As for incorporating colors, one can select a white skirt or dress with splashes of color.

Elegant Fashions From The 1940s

Despite the shortages and hardships during the 1940s, its fashions exemplified glamor and elegance which has returned to 2015. The look is pinched-in waists with A-line skirts and A-Line dresses. Christian Dior introduced high-waist full skirts and waist-cinching jackets in 1947 and now has an updated look for 2015. Belt, very popular in the 1940s, are also used to emphasize the waist and literally pull an outfit together whether professional, casual or a night out.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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