Selena Gomez escaped to Italy to celebrate her 27th birthday, and it’s safe to say she’s living her best dolce vita with a wardrobe to match. Sel’s vacation style has us ready to pack our bags, and her latest ‘gram shows she’s a true professional when it comes to unexpected pairings.
For a sunset jaunt on a gondola, Selena selected a vintage-inspired midi dress with a seriously plunging sweetheart neckline and voluminous statement sleeves — a peak Italian vacation moment if there ever was one. What may appear at first glance as a top and skirt is actually the dress’s best feature; an overblown floral print of lush roses in bloom tops a smattering of red polka-dots against a black background, taking this look from sweet to sultry in a matter of seconds. Selena’s fresh-faced smile, simple middle part, and lack of accessories only serve to up the laid-back glam quotient. Posting the look to Instagram, she joked, “Me, Italy -trying desperately to look like a Fellini film.” We’re pretty sure she nailed it!
Her dress, by British brand Rixo, is basically a master class in pattern clashing that works oh so well. Pairing vintage-inspired prints with sweetly updated midcentury silhouettes is the luxe contemporary brand’s specialty. While pattern clashing has been a hallmark for decades, we’re taking our summer dressing cues directly from their free-spirited spin on jet-setting wanderlust. And whether you pick one print or two (or even three!), these updated prints are your passport to laid-back summer style — no jet lag required.
Ready to upgrade your summer sundress style? Shop our fave printed picks, including Sel’s exact dress, below.
Shop Now: Rixo Josephine Midi Dress in Rose and Black, £335, available at Rixo.
Shop Now: ASOS Glamorous Bloom Long Sleeve Dress in Vintage Floral, $45, available at ASOS.
Shop Now: Zara Midi Floral Print Dress, $89.90, available at Zara.
Shop Now: ASOS Design Curve Sweetheart Midi Tea Dress in Paisley, $56, available at ASOS.
Shop Now: Austin Floral Daisy Print Midi Dress, $59, available at Topshop.
Shop Now: ASOS Design Mixed Print Midi Dress in Multi, $56, available at ASOS.
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Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue