5 Timeless Fashion Lessons We Learned from Selena

Samantha Sutton
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There are countless reasons why we're excited to finally binge-watch Netflix's Selena: The Series, which premieres on Dec. 4. On top of following the life of the iconic Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez — aka Selena (one name!) — we get to revisit her hit songs and watch the talented Christian Serratos take on the lead role. There's also the fact that this show will be giving us a healthy dose of fashion inspiration, recreating some of Selena's most memorable and much-loved looks.

Although it's been a full 25 years since Selena's untimely and tragic death, the singer's glamorous and colorful style is still heavily referenced today, both on the red carpet and off. And, while you yourself might not be taking the stage in a bralette or flared pants, there are plenty of style lessons to be learned from Selena's best outfits. Here's how to incorporate them into your own life.

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Jeans and a Button-Down Don't Have to Be Boring

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They may be considered closet staples, but a knot here, a belt there, and wow — you're well beyond the basics.

Pay Attention to the Details

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Sexy cutouts, crop tops, ruffles, flared styles, and puff-sleeves. It's oftentimes the smallest of switches that will make your outfit all the more memorable.

It's Cool to Coordinate

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Long before celebrities started stepping out in 2020's bracket trend (matching their bra to their jackets and cardigans), Selena did it first — and with bold color.

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Accessories Can Make or Break a Look

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The embroidery on this black jacket is far from simple, but it's Selena's large, jeweled statement earrings that immediately caught our eye — and will ultimately inspire our next purchase.

For Big Events, Go With Metallics

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There's nothing wrong with a classic black dress or even a sultry red. But, if you really want to shine throughout the night, a metallic design is the right choice.