If you grew up listening to Selena Quintanilla-Peréz then you probably know that today, on this Easter Sunday, is her birthday. Not only did Selena make catchy music, with hits like “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Amor Prohibido,” but she helped pave the way for many Latin American musicians’ careers today. And if you’ve seen the biopic that catapulted Jennifer Lopez into stardom, then you also might already know that Selena was a fashion designer too. More than twenty years after her untimely passing, her style can still be seen in today’s trends, proving that her legacy will live on forever.
What better day to reminisce about her iconic fashion choices than on her birthday?
First, the bustiers! Though she wasn’t the first to sport these sparkly tops, you can’t talk about Selena’s style without discussing her bedazzled and blinged out bustiers (pronounced boos-tee-YAY). One of my favorites was the red jeweled bustier that featured criss-cross straps which came up around her neck. And guess what? Strappy bras and bralettes are popping up everywhere!
The Wishful Park Crisscross Bralette Top boasts a similar design to her red ensemble with a more casual style that’s perfect under a loose tank or a denim vest. For another modern version of this look, take a look at the Lattice Front Bralette by Hybrid. When worn under this lightweight Signature Studio jacket, it’s another fantastic pick that’s “Como la Flor” and oh so chic.
Selena did not shy away from extravagant details. Who could forget the Amor Prohibido album cover? She wore that black leather jacket over a white top that boasted lacy ruffles galore. She was constantly adorned in the trend when she took the stage or posed for photos. Maybe you won’t be performing on stage as a singer, but you can still shine on your life’s stage with everyday ruffles.
The My Michelle Red Lace Dress is constructed with a gorgeous ruffle detail on one shoulder that comes down to the other side for a unique look that is sure to make you stand out wherever you go. If red isn’t your color, why not try this Lace Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress by Trixxi? The ruffle trend is so big right now, there’s plenty to choose from!
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Finally, how can I not talk about Selena’s signature red lipstick? If you do a quick google search for “Selena Quintanilla-Peréz,” nearly every photo will show her rockin’ those red lips of hers.
I have the NYX Liquid Suede Creme Lipstick in Cherry Skies and I absolutely love it! It goes on like a lip gloss with a matte finish and it doesn’t dry out your lips. Best of all, it’s a deep cherry red just like Selena’s signature shade.
If you’re not a bold lipstick gal, try out the Clinique Chubby Stick instead. These moisturizing balms are more sheer than the average lipstick and are a great daytime alternative for a matte lip.
I could go on and on about Selena’s wardrobe, but I know you need to celebrate Easter Sunday in Selena style. She has so many unique outfits that are worth talking about, like her sparkly purple, bell-bottom jumpsuit. Its difficult to cover all of her outfits in one blog post. Before you grab your favorite “Techno Cumbia” ensemble and do the washing machine dance all night at your cousin’s house, let us know what some of your favorite Selena looks are!