Indulge in the romance of fashion

Summertime brings lighter clothes and the opportunity to bring out the romantic side of fashion. So agrees business woman, fitness entrepreneur and owner of World Class Fitness Clubs, Olga Slutsker. “I like long dresses for everyday,” says Slutsker. The simple cool bohemian style suits her. “I prefer feminine things, but not fussy. As the boss, I don’t have to wear a suit to the office. I can even wear sportswear. Today, I’m sitting here in a new Marni dress. It is very light and I am enjoying it.”

Add Playful Touches

Marni’s pretty bohemian collection with its peachy tones, feminine ribbon belts, and head scarves tied babushka-style epitomize the sprit of the season; soft, romantic, and playful.

Individualize Your Look

Putting a personal twist on your look is vital if you want to stand out. “Lately, I have heard many stories of two girls wearing the same dress to a party,” jazz singer Maria Tarasevich said, “and that is not fun.” She is right; no one wants so to feel she is wearing a uniform.

Scarves are an easy way to update and individualize your look. Designers showed gorgeous scarves worn loosely around the neck, tied as head wraps, or as head bands. Diane Von Furstenberg, M Missioni and Yarnz made some of the most luxe wraps of the season. Scarves are also an easy way to work floral or tribal print into your look.

Show Off Your Legs

Gucci, Hervé Léger, Diane Von Furstenberg and Emilio Pucci all sent cute, form-fitting mini skirts down the runway in their summer collections. Minis can help make shorter women look leggy. When wearing a thigh-skimming skirt, don’t go too bare on top. Try a T-shirt or tank -- not a camisole. Shorts from Gucci’s short-shorts to Chanel’s flowing haute couture knee-grazing culottes are popular for day and evening.

A light golden tan is best way to show off perfect legs or camouflage a few flaws. Remember to choose a self-tanner for your skin tone. To avoid streaks, exfoliate before applying to be sure the self-tanner will soak into your skin evenly. Getting a safe glow for summer can be very sexy and appealing.

Get Comfortable

As a performer, Maria Tarasevich has a busy schedule. She often has to tackle Moscow’s famous traffic in the heat of the summer, so her daily wardrobe must marry comfort and fashion. She calls her workday style “democratic – stylish, but not expensive.” Maria typically chooses a designer espadrille or wedge to tackle Moscow’s wide boulevards, and pairs them with her favorite designer jeans. A trendy nautical striped top always looks fresh and chic paired with denim or classic white.

Update Your Hair and Makeup

To top off your perfect outfit, update your look with a new hairstyle or makeup shades. An easy way to get a sexy glow is with bronzer. Pick one designed for your skin tone, and use it where the sun hits your face naturally. Keep makeup sheer and pretty -- skip heavy foundations, concealer and powder in the heat.

Make your lips pop with the newest shades of hot red lipstick – deep and sanguine. Chose a sheer vermillion gloss if you like a lighter look. Sizzling corals and hot pink also look great with a summer glow.

To keep the hair off your neck during the heat and add to your playful side, take a cue from the runway models, who sported perky high ponytails and sweet side ponytails tied with scarves, hair bands and ribbon.