Many times, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to fashion. We’ve all been there. I have many friends, for example, that practically live in black, especially once fall comes around. And although I’m all about women who know what looks best on them and sticking to that, sometimes it’s good to spice things up a bit. And that’s the great thing about fashion — it’s meant to be fun!
From adding prints to splashes of color, here are 9 ways to spice up your style and add some Latin sass to your wardrobe this fall.
Spice Up your Style 1 of 10
Flip through to check out these 9 ways to spice up your style and add some Latin sass.
Add a Splash of Color 2 of 10
Growing up, my grandmother would always ask me if I was going to a funeral when she would see me dressed in black. Since then, you can pretty much always catch me wearing a pop of color. Instead of your traditional black or navy blazer, spice things up by adding a blazer in a bold color, such as yellow or cobalt blue. You can find some great blazers at Zara like this one in coral pink.
Add Some Color to Your Winter Coats 3 of 10
For the winter time, a red peacoat is another great way to add some color to your wardrobe. Here's one from Old Navy that's easy on the wallet as they are on the eyes.
Look for Fun Prints 4 of 10
Prints are perfect for adding some oomph to a rather boring outfit. Consider pairing them with a neutral color or a shade found within the print. For example, I paired these ikat printed pants I bought at T.J. Maxx with a navy blouse, since that color can be found in the print. If you're feeling a bit daring, you can also mix and match prints, which is right on trend for fall. For example, try pairing a striped blouse with a floral skirt.
P.S. I was also rocking a baby bump in this picture.
Add Leopard Prints 5 of 10
Leopard prints are one of my favorites. It's a classic print that never goes out of style. But with that said, it can also be a very intimidating print to rock. Spice up your wardrobe by adding a pair of leopard pumps, like these. The style of the shoe is conservative, but the print makes them fun and stand out.
Leopard in Subtle Ways 6 of 10
You can also add a leopard printed belt for a subtle pop to your wardrobe. I love this one from Asos for just under $10 bucks.
Look for Statement Jewelry 7 of 10
Whether it's a big bold necklace or a pair of fabulous dangling earrings, statement jewelry is one of the easiest ways to bring an outfit to life. As a rule of thumb, try to keep your statement jewelry to a two piece minimum. For example, if you're wearing a statement necklace and an arm full of bracelets, you don't want to overdo it by adding big, bold earrings. You can find some amazing necklaces at places like Bauble Bar and Stella Dot.
Add a Handmade Bag 8 of 10
Instead of your typical leather satchel, look for handmade bags that will instantly add that Latin flair. I bought this one in Colombia two years ago from the Wayuu Indian tribe. You can now find them pretty much anywhere online and in some department stores. I love this one from Flechada in a bright orange.
Colored Denim 9 of 10
Colored denim is a great alternative to your traditional blue jeans. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and prints. I love these from designer Joe Fresh at jcpenney.
Look for Leather Accents 10 of 10
Add some Latin sass to your wardrobe by looking for leather accents in clothes, which will instantly give you a bit of edginess and fierceness (like I did with this Cynthia Rowley dress). You can also find leather accents in jackets, like this one from H&M.
Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.