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Super-Stylist Robert Verdi Wants You To Take A Risk With Color This Summer In The Hamptons

Originally Posted: May 23, 2012

Robert Verdi

Be a Fashion Victim! This summer is the perfect opportunity to have fun with fashion. Get on the bandwagon for summer's biggest and most fun trend: the pop of bright color. So go for it!

Build a bright, bold wardrobe for the Hamptons. Take a risk and embrace colors you might not typically gravitate towards. Go for colorful accessories. Buy bright. Buy multiples. Mix and match. Wear contrasting colors. Set color against summer's go-to neutral: white. White is to summer what black is to winter...everything goes with white! Summer is the greatest season to take a risk and wear a color you would never wear before. Whether subtle or bold, sporty or artistic, here are eight great pieces for this summer:

A|X Armani Exchange Pop Watch: This watch gives a fun, fashion-forward edge to the Hamptonite who is always on trend. It adds style to the Hampton's man's go-to Hamptons summer whites and light colored casual-cool looks. Or it's a super-stylish piece for women as a slightly oversized accessory that adds a little edge to a feminine look. Whether for a man or woman, this watch has summer written all over it. $100. Available at www.armaniexchange.com.

Urban Ears - Medis & Medis Plus Headphones: I love a touch of color in subtle, unexpected items. A colorful pair of earbuds for rocking out at the beach or around town adds unexpected style. Urban Ears just released their ergonomic Medis earbuds in my favorite color, purple, as well as a great sage green. Plus they just launched new Medis Plus, earbuds with Apple mic technology, so you can use them with your iPhone (and have Siri do the opposite of what what you tell her) with ease. $50-$60. Available at www.urnabears.com.

James Nares for Coach: Whether you love art or just love to make a bold fashion statement, this numbered, limited edition luxurious tote bag is the perfect tote for summer! With dramatic, wide brushstrokes undulating across an unbroken field of natural Italian canvas, the James Nares for Coach tote is one of the best pieces in this exclusive collaboration with the London-born, New York based artist. This unique piece is truly a work of art you will love. $798. Available at Coach, 50 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, or online at www.Coach.com.

Miriam Salat Double Nugget Earrings: Perfect for the Hamptons, Miriam Salats' earrings are designed for the lady who wants lets her hair down "out East" but never lets a hair out of place. These earrings are a little gypsy and a lot of jetset, coined "gypset" by Salat herself, perfect to add a little whimsical glamour to your breezy resort wear. $195.00. Available online at www.miriamsalat.com.

Robert Verdi for HSN Sunglasses: Why have one colorful pair of sunglasses when you can have five!? Bright sunglasses are the fastest way to freshen up any look. My sunglass collection is full of fun new takes on classic shapes and bright colors to mix and match with your wardrobe to create different looks. At under $30 each, you can build a whole wardrobe of sunglasses so you'll have the perfect pair for each of your summer outfits. These sunglasses have Hollywood glamour with a twist for a fun look that will score big with both the casual surf set in Montauk and the glamourazzi at Georgica Pond. No matter what the look, you will feel like a moviestar in every pair! "Eva", "Holly", "Allison", "Marisa" HSN Price: $29.90. Available on www.HSN.com.

Theodora and Callum Sarong: Great beach sarong that also does double duty as a glamorous scarf for the eventing when it gets chilly outside at Nammos or Tom Colicchio's new Topping Rose House eatery, or beach side soirees at Sunset Beach on Shelter Island. $175.00. Available at Scoop NYC, 51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton or online at www.theodoraandcallum.com.

DL1961 Colorful Jeans: - Be a fashion victim! Do the color denim trend right in DL1961 and have fun with it. The four way stretch and medium weight fabric of their Angel jean is universally flattering. Colored denim is everywhere a huge trend, and DL1961 has dozens of bright colors to pick from as well as the denim technology to do your curves justice. Grab a white pair too to make your color accessories pop! White is to summer what black is to fall - the perfect neutral canvas to embellish with fun, fashion statements. Available at Scoop NYC, 51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton or online at www.dl1961.com.

SSeko Leather Sandals: This is a style statement with interchangeable straps that does it all. You only need one pair of sandals that has everything you need for various looks from elegant to casual. Not only are you aiding your wardrobe, you are aiding high-potential impoverished women to get their college degrees and careers. Available at www.ssekodesigns.com.

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