Sunny skies, white sand beaches, a colorful and chaotic life- that’s Rio. This Brazilian hotspot is world-famous for being bright, bustling and wildly festive. When you think of Brazilian fashion, the thong bikini immediately comes to mind, but that’s only one small part of the spicy style scene.
If you want to look colorful, fun and drop-dead sexy, then here are some tips on Brazilian Style Made Easy.
The cornerstone of any Brazilian-influenced look should be bold, bright hues like orange, yellow and cobalt. Mix vivid shades fearlessly like it’s Carnivale and avoid those boring neutrals. For an extra dose of authenticity, try color blocking- wearing multiple solid-color items in different shades. Not feeling quite so daring? Go for bold accessories anchored with a trusty basic, like simple blue jeans.
Flaunt your figure
Italian style is all about subtle sexiness while Brazilian style is about getting right down to it..meaning? Wear shapes that show off your shape- think fitted sheath dresses, knits that hug your curves, or ultra-flattering wrap dresses.
Just make sure they gently follow your shape and aren’t too tight. Of course, this may mean investing in some sturdy support garments like Spanx and supportive bras, but the payoff is oozing bold confidence. To turn down the heat a bit, try pairing one fitted piece with a looser item- it gives the same scorching effect but the ability to have seconds at dinner!
Large floral prints and embroidery are a hallmark of Brazilian style, so play with fun, festive prints on everything from blouses to bags. For bonus points, pick a floral print in vivid colors and pair it with something bright.
Necklaces and necklines
Tying into the whole super-sexpot look is a love for low necklines. Brazilian-influenced looks should feature deep v necks or wide scoop necks- they add a dash of bold energy and sassiness to your style. To keep from looking overexposed, wear a big necklace. It fills in some of that neckline while highlighting your collar bones- very seductive!
There you have it- a way to dress that’ll make you feel like you’re suntanning on the beach at Rio, even if there’s still snow on your front lawn. Turn up the heat in bold prints and bright hues, and feel sexy girl!
*Guest Stylist: Morgan Mullin