Summer Style Tips from Sam Saboura

June 2, 2009 "I'm on a mission to help real people feel good about themselves when they get dressed every day; to show them that this whole "style thing" isn't so hard after all," says Sam. "With a bit of information and a nudge in the right direction, anyone can unlock their own style potential and look fabulous.

If you'd like an easy, inexpensive summer makeover, just follow Sam's tips for refreshing your wardrobe:

Color is Key: Try adding a bold pop of color to your existing wardrobe basics to keep things stylish and cool. The trend is to mix your favorite bright tones with neutrals like beige, grey, or black. You can keep your colors bright and stain free all season long by washing them with Clorox 2 Stain Fighter & Color Booster.

Accessorize it up: Accessories are always the easiest and least expensive way to bring in some trend without breaking the bank. Bold statement necklaces and large earrings are the ticket. Or try a daring chandelier earring with your favorite summer dress and a chunky sandal.

Ruffles: Ruffles are super stylish this summer, and you'll find them on everything from casual T-shirts and tanks to shoes and dresses. Soft, romantic, and feminine, this trend is great when contrasted with something boyish like a cool pair of jeans or a fitted blazer.

Tailored White Shirt: One simple trend for summer that you may already own is a tailored white shirt. Nothing is more classic than a chic white button down, but it's all in the way you style it!

Recessionista Time: In today's economy, it's all about looking great on a budget. So become a Recessionista! Try shopping at your local vintage or resale store before hitting the mall.

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About Sam Saboura

Sam Saboura has made his mark as a top stylist and as television's original makeover authority. For several years, he remained Hollywood's best-kept secret, dressing many of the world's most visible stars—including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, and Brad Pitt—who came to rely on his extraordinary eye and impeccable sense of style.

In 2003, Saboura joined the cast of ABC's Extreme Makeover. As the breakout star and style host of this international hit series, he led an elite team of professionals who transformed the looks—and lives—of individuals throughout the country. With his warm personality and tough love approach to self-improvement, Saboura quickly established himself as one of television's leading style experts, endearing him to millions of fans worldwide. Extreme Makeover remains an International television sensation, airing in over 100 countries and daily on the Style Network.

Saboura frequently brings his distinctive approach and expansive knowledge of fashion to the red carpet during award-show season. He was delighted to join The Fashion Police on E! for the 2008 Academy Awards, providing his expert opinion on celebrity style. His charismatic and intelligent fashion commentary has entertained and educated audiences for the past 5 years during The Oscars, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, The SAG Awards, The Grammys, The American Music Awards and on E! News Daily. He has also appeared as a style contributor and expert on Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, EXTRA, CW Now, Ultimate Style, The Fashion Team, BRAVO, E! Entertainment, Style Network, TV Guide Network, MSNBC and CNN.

In 2005, Clarkson Potter, the lifestyle imprint of Random House, published his best-selling book, Sam Saboura's Real Style: Style Secrets for Real Women with Real Bodies, which has recently been translated into Chinese and Russian. A companion workbook, My Real Style: A Makeover Journal, was released in July 2006. Filled with wardrobe-building advice and information on how to shop like a pro, it shows readers how to create a personal portfolio of style and inspiration.

Sam can now be seen on TLC's brand new series, Real Simple. Real Life., powered by Real Simple Magazine. As the resident style expert, he helps everyday women simplify their style with practical tips and advice. Real Simple. Real Life. airs Friday nights on TLC. He is also at work on a new book and recently launched his own fashion collection called "Styled," designed for everyday women with real bodies and real budgets. The line is available on the Home Shopping Network. Sam is also working on creating and producing his own style show. He remains in high demand as a personal stylist for celebrities in the film, TV and music industries; he works extensively as a freelance wardrobe designer and consultant.

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