Memorial Day Fashion Tips Inspired By Stars Including Rachel Zoe and Donna Summer [VIDEO]

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Memorial Day fashion tips include stellar recommendations from fashion guru Rachel Zoe, retro styles inspired by stars such as the late Queen of Disco, Donna Summer and old Hollywood looks from the Great Gatsby era.

Memorial Day fashions are eye-catching with summer right around the corner and fashion designer Rachel Zoe offers an array of suggestions. People are also flocking toward retro looks inspired by stars such as the late Donna Summer, known as the fashionable Queen of Disco along with 1920s fashions inspired by the Great Gatsby.

Memorial Day Fashion Suggestions From Rachel Zoe

Memorial Day is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. People emerge from their winter hideaways for gatherings with friends and family. AAA reports a 1.2 percent increase in travel for the Memorial Day weekend. Meanwhile, HGTV offers tips for fabulous backyard celebrations.

Whether women stay home or travel for Memorial Day, they want to look their best. Rachel Zoe, fabulous fashion designer and consultant to the stars, offers an array of savvy suggestions for Memorial Day. The Zoe Report helps women look fantastic from head to toe when they hit the beach on Memorial Day weekend.

Rachel Zoe's Memorial Day Maven spotlights ten hot beach-ready looks. The first is an ombre bikini reflecting the neoprene found on the spring runways, proving the trend will continue into the summer season. Zoe also recommends using a hair shine spray that acts as a sunscreen for hair, such as the one by hair expert Fekkai.

Zoe suggests a wide-brim hat to protect against the sun and finish off your beach-ready Memorial Day look. Besides looking irresistible, Zoe reminds beach babes to bring their own folding seat to gatherings so they always have a place to relax under the sun. She showcases a fabulous tie-dye dress to wear at poolside during the day or for dining al fresco at night with easy-going glamor.

Zoe also recommends slipping into a pair of t-strap neon sandals to add a bright touch to any summer ensemble. Star prints are a hot trend this summer and perfect to wear for Memorial Day weekend. Zoe shows fans a pair of baby blue cut-off denim shorts with a sensational star print.

As women transition into airy summer apparel on Memorial Day weekend, Zoe reminds them to switch to a lighter scent. She recommends one such as 'Beach' by Bobbi Brown. Of course the Memorial Day beach look is finished off with a roomy striped tote and 50's inspired flair-shaped shades.

During her Hamptons magazine cover party last year, Rachel Zoe spoke about becoming a mother and looking fashionable. She told HULIQ, “Just have a lot of go-to's, have a lot of things you know work but are still comfortable but you know you can still hold your child, and still run around and chase them.”

Visit The Zoe Report for additional suggestions about summer style, beauty and lifestyles to feel good from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Memorial Day Retro Fashion Inspired by Donna Summer and More

The recent loss of singer/writer/artist Donna Summer, was a shock to fans around the world. The beautiful Summer died at just 63 years old. Known as the Queen of Disco, her music and fashion savvy live on.

Donna Summer was renowned for her glitzy outfits that reflected the fun-loving times of the disco era in the 1970s and 1980s. The LA Times reports her fashion legacy lives on with the resurgence of retro styles on the runways. An example is the luxurious leopard prints the star used to wear, which are becoming popular again.

This summer watch for lush leopard prints and sparkling sequins that are reminiscent of the glittering disco era. Slip into a glittery leopard shirt or dress to complement tanned skin or use a leopard print tote to add the look to an ensemble in a more subtle way. Sequined tote bags are another coveted item this summer season.

Going back even further in time, E!Online reports Memorial Day and summer fashions are inspired by the generation of the Great Gatsby. The drama of Old Hollywood will be finding its way to summer soirees this year.

Helen Terzyan of Hollywood's Elegant Mart told HULIQ, “Old Hollywood fashions are irresistible to any generation. The luxury and dramatic flair make women feel glamorous for any occasion.”

Fashion's return to the 1920s is partially attributed to PBS' “Downtown Abbey” and the upcoming release of the Great Gatsby movie.

Look for printed headscarves to tie back windblown summer hair. Pointy-toe pumps are making a comeback with accessories such as fringed tote bags. Also part of the summer garden party wardrobe are flattering drop-waist tennis dresses. A variety of designers are reflecting the 1920s look including Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade.

Women who want to top off their summery look with beautiful hair can watch the spring and summer 2012 hair trends video below from L'oreal Professionnel and Elle.

Photo by Stacey Doyle All Rights Reserved 2011 Hamptons magazine celebrates cover star Rachel Zoe at Georgica presented by Grey Goose Vodka Summer Soiree

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