Mara Ferreira: How to Dress Feminine in a Classic Style

Grew up in California, Mara Ferreira is known for her carefree and easy way of dressing as her hometown is known for having a comfortable, functional, and laid-back fashion style. Though being laid-back, Mara described her style as feminine and classic since she loves mixing feminine prints like florals and different textures like lace with classic styles and ensembles. Her blog M Loves M is a virtual diary of her polished fashion aesthetic, street looks, and classic feminine style.

beige lace top with jeans

gray lace dress striped nude dress white ruffled top lace blouse with denim jeans

Though being classic in her style, Mara keeps the interest in her outfit going by playing with textures, prints, and patterns. Whenever she’s wearing muted or neutral colors like gray, white, black, beige and such in her outfits, she keeps the contrast in textures or embellished details like floral lace, striped pattern, ruffles, pleats, cut-outs and such. By doing this, the interest keeps going and the classic style became more interesting compared to a one-texture or monotone looks.

nautical ispired outfit polka dots blouse with maxi skirt polka dots blue dress

When keeping your classic style in a feminine way, wear prints in moderation. Though print mixing and color clashing are trendy right now, busy prints and contrasting colors don’t preserve the classic and feminine touch. Like Mara, you may sport your prints one at a time. Think of stripes, polka dots, checks, and even animal prints to bring some life to your plain looks. If you’re more of a minimalistic side, you may opt for small scale prints or pastel shades of your ensemble to avoid looking overdone.

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If you’re not afraid of colors and prints, then go for a maximalist way of styling. Opt for brighter shades and lively prints on your ensembles and wear them together. You may go for analogous or even complementary shades of your printed ensemble and colored piece. For instance, an unusual combination like a yellow blazer with a floral dress in purple motif may look great together. Like Mara did, keep the look intentional by complementing your accessories with the same shade of your theme like a pair of purple shoes or gold jewelry.

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Accessories are an excellent way to vamp up your looks especially when you’re just wearing solid-colored pieces. Like Mara, wear gold accents like a gold necklace, earrings, bracelets, and even a belt to give your style some elegance and sophistication. Also, you may use your accessories to complement your prints. For instance, instead of wearing a gold necklace with a geometric print skirt polka dots skirt, Mara opted for a pearl necklace. The trick is simple but the result is perfectly polished. Though a timeless black-and-white outfit may be great to pair with black pumps, Mara creatively wore a bright red pair of shoes to give her style a pop of color. Also, Mara’s monochrome outfit spiced by a straw hat and gives her outfit some texture and interest.

There are a lot of ways to dress feminine but a classic style is a timeless way that you’ll never go wrong with. Though current trends may be a great statement for now, a feminine style with a classic twist is a timeless fashion statement that never gets old.



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