By Sue Manning

Contributing writer

Although it is still “officially” winter in Solvang, the fashion world is buzzing about 2021 spring and summer.

It is not that you can’t stay up to date on gorgeous winter fashions, as this is the time you will get the best buys on winter apparel.

Retailers need to clear out winter merchandise to make room for the fashion trends for the season ahead. Yes, we have bought for spring and I am going to the clothing market in San Mateo for summer in January, that is why you can save 50 percent off selected winter ladies apparel right now at Elna’s Dress Shop.

I think you should wear whatever you want, just wear it for yourself. If you feel comfortable with a style, go for it! Remember, our staff — Carol, Bobbie and Selina —are experts when it comes to coordinating a look and extending your wardrobe, and this service is free. We want you to enjoy what you wear and wear it with pizzazz. If you have any items of clothing that you’re having a hard time coordinating, bring them in — we like a challenge.

Denim is always in style, and quite frankly, I think everyone has something denim in their clothing apparel. We immediately think of jeans and jackets — we have denim pants in Slimsation by Multiples and French Dressing.

I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who supported Elna’s Dress Shop this past year. You really make our season brighter.

We have made so many wonderful friends from my customers and we are so glad we can carry on the tradition of assisting you with your clothing choices and Danish costumes.

Elna’s Dress Shop is located at 1673 Copenhagen Drive in the heart of Solvang. It is open daily from 9:30 am until 5 p.m. If you are local, please let our staff know so you can receive a 10 percent discount on regular priced merchandise. And when Solvang celebrates the Third Wednesday of each month, a 20 percent discount is available on regular priced merchandise. Specials do not apply to Danish costumes.