Whether you’re a skinny mini or a curvaceous lady, summer is all about having fun with your fashion choices! And today is all about you plus-sized beauties.
To help you on your way to sweet summer style, we brought back TV producer and actress Ann Lopez to pick her top fashions and accessories.
We also sat down with Ann to find out what plus-sized women should look for when shopping for summer essentials, what to pack on vacation, and so much more!
Q: What summer trends are you most excited to wear?
A: Color, color,and color! Orange is big this summer as is pink, lime green, purple, blue and yellow! I have a great orange Prada bag from about three years ago that I’m using again this summer and a hot pink Nancy Gonzalez tote that I am using as my briefcase for work. Mix colors together for a funky look and remember bright colors always look great and pop with white. You can also bring color in with jewelry. Two trends I’ve been seeing is big, bold colorful jewelry and more natural, eco-friendly jewelry.
Q: What are three beachwear tips you’d give to plus-sized women going on vacation?
A: First, buy a bathing suit that flatters you and that fits. Don’t think that if you buy a smaller size it will hold you in – it’s a bathing suit, not Spanx! Buy a beautiful, light cover-up with matching sandals. Add a fabulous hat and you will look stylish and chic! I vacation in Hawaii a lot and the sun is very strong. I don’t go in the ocean without a long-sleeved surf shirt. It keeps me protected from the sun and hides those love handles at the same time!
Q: What is your “go-to” outfit when you want to stay cool in the sun but look fabulous at the same time?
A: Linen! I have a favorite three-piece linen outfit in a natural color that always makes me feel stylish but keeps me cool in the 100+ degree Los Angeles summer heat. I can wear it with great flats or heels, add big earrings and some Jackie O sunglasses and off I go!
Q: What is your favorite way to add a pop of color to an outfit?
A: One easy way to add color is a colorful tank top under a summer jacket. I love accessories: scarves, big earrings, bags, shoes – be creative and have fun!
Q: Which shoe styles are a “must have” for every woman this summer?
A: I haven’t seen so many espadrille wedges in so many colors in the stores since high school. That is definitely a big look this summer. Also strappy sandals.
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