Before we dive in, if you haven’t watched the 1997 film Selena starring Jennifer Lopez, do that now.
Selena Quintanilla Pérez was the “Queen of Tejano Music” throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s before her tragic and untimely death in 1995. But Selena wasn’t only adored for her incredible musical abilities; she also had impeccable style, drawing inspiration from her heritage and iconic women before her. Here are our five favorite ’fits from the queen herself.
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Welcome to the ’90s! The white tied-up button-down paired with belted high-waisted jeans and delicate gold jewelry can easily be re-created today. To give this look a modern-day flair, try an oversized white button-down half tucked or French-tucked into mom jeans.
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You can’t talk about Selena’s style without mentioning her bedazzled bustiers. If you’ve seen the film, you know the scene where her dad sees her in a bustier for the first time lives in your head rent-free. We think it’s time to bring bedazzled bustiers back. What about you?
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It’s hard to look past the Grammy she’s holding, but this dress is phenomenal: The color is perfect, and the geometric details at the top add instant interest, drawing attention to her picture-perfect hair and makeup.
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We love Selena in her stage attire, but we love her casual pieces even more. We could re-create this look today with a dainty black lace crop top and satin button-down tucked into a black miniskirt.
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The embroidered sweater, the gaudy (respectfully) earrings, the nails, the jewelry, and the lip liner all perfectly encapsulate the style of the late ’80s and early ’90s. To try the look for yourself, find a classic ’80s sweater and pair it with a white babydoll tee or turtleneck and black miniskirt. We don’t see this ’90s revival going anywhere, so we can start planning fall ’fits, right?