Last week I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Latin American Fashion Summit at Riviera Maya, Mexico. Through this experience, I was able to know a ton of new people from many different countries and to learn about what’s going on in the Latin American fashion industry. 

It was absolutely inspiring and it filled me with hope and new ideas, but I’ll get into that on the following weeks since I’m still editing all the content. Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite outfits of the week and the story behind it. 

As it turns out, the event had a different dress code for each day: white, color block and tropical pattern. Each dress code was related to the main topic of the day’s panels and keynote speeches. A fun and innovative idea, unless you have absolutely no idea of what to wear! 

Adapting the Dress Code to my Personal Style

If you’ve been following the lookbook section for a while, you’ll know I naturally gravitate towards neutrals. That’s probably why all the other outfits came to me pretty easily (I’ll show you all of them in the next weeks). On the contrary, the color block thing was a true challenge. I had to do a lot of research to come up with an outfit that respected the dress code but also felt organic and true to my personal style.

That’s how I ended up with this classic little dress, inspired by the 60s mod style. I don’t know if you can tell but in my head, it was a clear reference to Twiggy’s relaxed and innocent silhouette, with a little bit of Jean Shrimpton’s hair. I also had to take the opportunity to showcase Nicaragua’s talent with these beautiful earrings by Karla Castillo (who was also part of the event) and my favorite Madre Culture clutch for the ultimate pop of color. 

I was truly happy with the result. Despite being inspired by a very specific era, it didn’t feel like a costume. Besides, the opportunity to show off Nicaraguan designs in a Latin American Summit made me feel proud and honored. If there’s something I learned about this experience is that now, more than ever, we need to use all available platforms to show the world all the amazing things Nicaragua is creating (despite the circumstances). It’s a message of strength and hope for all the Latin American region and something I will continue to do with my blog.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and  I’ll be looking forward to your comments below. Next week I’ll be sharing with you more about my trip and the lessons I learned. Remember you can also subscribe to my newsletter (here) to receive all new posts directly to your inbox. As always, thank you so much for being here and may the force be with you. Until next time! 

Dress: Express | Earrings: Karla Castillo | Clutch: Madre Culture | Wedges: Tory Burch