LATINA SUMMER 2019
4 FASHION TRENDS INSPIRED BY LATINO CULTURE
Floral embroidery is one of several distinctive traits in native Hispanic clothing, often appearing on the necklines of huipiles that are worn daily and for special occasions alike.
Huipiles are a traditional shirt style worn in Mexico and Central America, featuring floral embroidery, square necklines, and lightweight linen fabrics with boxy silhouettes. Embroidery is both a craft and an art for the women who wear huipiles, appearing in bold yarn dyes that pair seamlessly with hats, ponchos, and alpargatas.
There’s no denying that the cold shoulder is hot, making its mark in 2017 as one of the most popular trends. But did you know that the cold shoulder (or hombros descubiertos) is also modeled after the Mexican peasant blouse? Partially influenced by the Spanish conquistador style and hot-weather climates, the cold shoulder is a perfect combination of practicality and style. Cold shoulders can be seen on long flowing dresses and blouses that pair effortlessly with long skirts or jeans.
Inspired by fiestas and dancing, ruffles (volantes) are an instant party hit in Hispanic culture. Traditional folk dances throughout Latin America take use of long, billowing skirts with vibrant ruffle hemlines. Other traditional dance styles, such as rumba and salsa, use the ruffle design to show off dancers’ moves and twists on the dancefloor.
Tassels & Pom Poms
(borlas y pompones)
Great fashion sense isn’t just reserved for people — pets and animals like to #slay it south of the border! In Peru and Bolivia, it’s customary to add some flair to llamas with bright tassels and necklaces. Women also add pom poms and fringe to long, elaborate braids and hats.
There’s no doubt that fashion transcends countries and cultures; it creates a diverse space for people to express themselves in new and colorful ways. Hispanic fashion trends span much further than the few included in this list.
We’d love to know how you like to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Leave us a comment below with your favorite Hispanic-inspired trends and how you like to wear them out!
It’s getting close to Mother’s Day! Do you have that dress for your special day.
Mother’s Day is a special occasion for all mothers across the globe. This is one day they are allowed to take a day off from their mommy duties and are celebrated like they deserve to be. To make this occasion extra special, plan a fun family and friends hang out to fill the day with laughter and celebrations.
Dressing up for this super cute occasion calls for some important tips and tricks that will help you nail the look:
For an intimate mother’s day brunch, go for something that is light, presentable and casual. You can go for a simple blouse to wear over a pair of denim jeans.
If you are throwing a party for fellow Mommies, consider a theme to make it more fun.
Dress your little one in matching outfits to make everyone go “Aww”.
Add in cool accessories like funky bags, cute belts, eyewear and some simple pieces of jewels.
Got something formal planned? Choose from an endless variety of dresses to look elegant and chic.
You can style the dresses with some cardigans or blazers if you wish.
With kids keeping their mommies on their toes, we would recommend footwear that is comfortable yet classy. Espadrilles and Summer sandals are a great choice for the occasion.