Summer Ready Style Advice from Eric Daman
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM | Dana Prigge
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With the holiday weekend and summer finally about to kick off, many a fashionista and man about the city are thinking about what to wear. Whether you're off to a tropical destination, heading to the Hamptons, New Jersey beaches or planning a stay-cation. Joonbug has the scoop on the latest looks from Century21 stores and Emmy Award-winning fashion stylist Eric Daman!

Eric is the stylist behind all of the uber-cool looks you see on the CW's The Carrie Diairies and he's the style genius that kept the iconic cast of Gossip Girl in fabulous frocks episode after epsiode. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Eric at the Century21 location in downtown Manhattan (across from the new Freedom Tower) and get the scoop on the best looks of the season. You can also tweet Eric Daman at: EricDaman_Style to keep up to date on the latest!

Eric, I see so many bright pops of color here. I really love it. After this long winter, I feel New Yorkers really will love the looks you put together.

Yes, color is a great way to keep your look fresh. Orange crush, is a way to add something to your look that enables you to stand out. Just like this motojacket from Theory. It's one piece that changes this whole outfit. Also, very versatile, you wear it over anything in your wardobe.

What do you suggest for men? I see a bow tie here—I like it. What's your advice for first time bow tie wearers (for the men out there that might be shy about trying out this trend).

Here, I have used some color. For men that may be apprehensive about wearing the look—go more traditional. The Great Gatsby and a polished look are the influences. Any man can wear it and by going for traditional colors, you'll look really put together. 

Many fashionistas out there want to mix florals with checks or patterns with other patterns. It's such a cool look, but many of us are apprehensive about trying it! We need your advice!
 
Pick a color and make sure all of the patterns have that unifying color. I'm wearing blue today, but there are different patterns/textures as accents seen in my look. Go with a unifying color to tie your ensemble together and try it!
 
What's one of your favorite looks of the season?
 
I love the boho-chic look. It's effortless yet is alluring. Add a wedge for the evening, or wear a sandal for the day-time. Have fun, add a hat and layer on jewelry, add a pop with a tote. It's really the time to express your own style. If you're wearing neons, you can tone it down and balance it with a nuetral shoe.
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