Fashion tips with Haili Z: Summer style found locally

Mallory Z poses in a maxi dress - a summer must-have.

By Haili Z

Victoria is full of cute shops that have the best colors for spring and the best apparel for spring. Around town, you'll find bright colors, whimsical prints and various shops donning stripes on dresses and shirts.

Nautical designs are appearing in collections - seahorses on rings, starfish on jewelry - almost as an ode to the sea. A seahorse tee in gorgeous summer colors as well as sea horse clutches and totes are available for the summer at The Palm Tree Boutique.

The cutest thing about them? The totes and clutches are hot pink, and the sea horse print is done in lime green stripes. The two items are too adorable not to buy.

Kendra Scott has also introduced new colors and a new collection into her line with beautiful summer colors to mix and match with black and white apparel.

Mixing and matching black and white stripes as a bold contrast with hot pink earrings is a great look for summer. Try the yellow, pink, turquoise and white earrings from the collection to mix and match consistently into your wardrobe.

Maxi dresses are perfect for the season. Try for something light and airy to tolerate the Texas heat. Any heavy fabrics are something you want to stay away from. If you're going sleeveless and want to cover up from the sun, pair it with a large - almost comically so - sun hat to keep the sun off your shoulders. Printed maxi dresses are ideal, so pair them with bold earrings and a good belt, and your look is set. Good wedges and or sandals for the beach are perfect for a maxi dress.

Every trend discussed can be found at The Palm Tree Boutique. Pictured here is the It's All A Blur Maxi Dress, which is a print. Online are the Off To The Races Dress, which is a striped peplum dress, and the It's Her Wild Side Striped Dress with a black bow belt.

If you have existing apparel similar to these items in your wardrobe, just mix in new accessories to change the look. Summer is here, and finding new wardrobe options is always the most exciting part of each new season.

Haili Pue is the president of All Ze Details. Visit her website at allzedetails.com