Moda Por Menos: Summer Style with ASOS New Look!!

Summer is almost halfway over, but the day parties, rooftop cocktails and  backyard BBQ’s are still going strong! With six weeks (including the birthday of yours truly) left till Labor Day I thought it would be a great time to do a MPM for some summer inspiration-and luckily BLF fave ASOS was here to help out! Scroll below for our guide to this seasons trends courtesy of ASOS’ newest addition NEW LOOK:

 

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Bold mixed and tribal prints are showing up everywhere, and Rocsi totally WERKS this look! She lets her top do the talking by keeping her accessories neutral (plus, what else do you need to say when your legs look like THAT), and pairing it with denim cutoffs. You can turn heads at your next house party with this mixed print top (click pictures for links):

 

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Pair with ASOS Low-Rise Denim Shorts and have fun!

 

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White on white never goes out of style for summer, and Adrienne Bailon makes it pop by mixing textures (can I pause for a second to pay homage to Adrienne’s makeup artist? She STAYS flawless). Keep it simple at your next rooftop date (or in my case, an all-white birthday) with this crochet-accented dress:

 

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Flowers optional!

 

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Bailon again takes us to this summer’s love of prints by remixing it on bodycon dresses! There’s a day party in your future, and you know there’s someone you want to impress but not appear you’re trying too hard, so slip on one of these numbers with metallic sandals and pair with beach-y waves for effortless chic.

 

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And last but not least, Rocsi shows us how it’s done when you have a hot summer date with a dare-to-wear cutout dress!

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They’ve found a way to put a slit, hole or illusion panel in almost every article of clothing it seems this summer, and I have to say…I’m not that brave. So I found a cutout dress I can deal with:

 

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Pair with a pop-of-color shoe and a bright lip and that’s all the bold I need!

So what are your favorite summer trends so far?

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Moda por Menos-the Lupita Edition!!!

We are back with the first MpM of the new year!

I have been following awards season since the beginning of January, and by far the red-carpet standout was 12 Years a Slave’s  Lupita Nyong’o!

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Taking award season by storm, Miss Nyong’o has rarely a misstep on the red carpet. Sticking to a basic style formula that highlights her best assets, glowing skin and flawless makeup, Lupita’s effortless look is one of the easiest to adapt into your own wardrobe. Let’s check out some of her looks below!

The self-admitted shopping averse starlet relies on her stylist Micaela Erlanger to piece together her signature look (which NY Magazine coined “bold minimalism“), focusing on bright basics and creative remixes of classic silhouettes. First up, the sheath!

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Lupita’s defined arms take the stage here. Her stylist takes a bold approach to a simple silhouette by playing with texture and color. Nyong’o sticks to primary colors to let her skin really pop.

For this take on the sheath you can experiment by trying a texture you would not normally choose, such as this Adrianna Papell Embellished Mixed Texture Sheath:

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Or a bold primary color, like this KAMALIKULTURE sheath:

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Both under $100 dollars!

Next, her stylist personalizes the classic V-neck:

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Here Lupita’s hourglass figure is the star. The multi-lingual actress (fun fact: Nyong’o was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents and speaks fluent Spanish) lets her hips do the talking and keeps the dress simple with minimal accessories.

Be the star of your next event with this take from LuLu’s at a mere $36 dollars:

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Or jazz up after-work cocktails with this desk-to-dinner frock from ASOS:

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And finally, Lupita has a little fun with mixed prints!

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By far the most fashion-forward of her red-carpet looks, her stylist creatively pairs prints with fun textures to give her a youthful edge.

You can add a little “pop” to your next brunch with these paisley shorts by J-Crew:

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Or give structure to a colored pant with this textured blazer from Alfani:

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Lupita has definitely been my girl crush for this awards season! What have your favorite looks been so far?