Fashion Clothing 5 Timeless Fashion Lessons We Learned from Selena The iconic singer had a way of making a button-down and jeans look like a million bucks. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on December 2, 2020 @ 05:08PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article Jeans and a Button-Down Don't Have to Be Boring Pay Attention to the Details It's Cool to Coordinate Accessories Can Make or Break a Look For Big Events, Go With Metallics Photo: Getty Images/InStyle.com There are countless reasons why we're excited to finally binge-watch Netflix's Selena: The Series, which premieres on Dec. 4. On top of following the life of the iconic Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez — aka Selena (one name!) — we get to revisit her hit songs and watch the talented Christian Serratos take on the lead role. There's also the fact that this show will be giving us a healthy dose of fashion inspiration, recreating some of Selena's most memorable and much-loved looks. Although it's been a full 25 years since Selena's untimely and tragic death, the singer's glamorous and colorful style is still heavily referenced today, both on the red carpet and off. And, while you yourself might not be taking the stage in a bralette or flared pants, there are plenty of style lessons to be learned from Selena's best outfits. Here's how to incorporate them into your own life. Jennifer Lopez Is as Excited About Netflix's Selena as You Are Jeans and a Button-Down Don't Have to Be Boring Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images They may be considered closet staples, but a knot here, a belt there, and wow — you're well beyond the basics. Pay Attention to the Details Arlene Richie/Media Sources/Media Sources/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images Sexy cutouts, crop tops, ruffles, flared styles, and puff-sleeves. It's oftentimes the smallest of switches that will make your outfit all the more memorable. It's Cool to Coordinate Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images Long before celebrities started stepping out in 2020's bracket trend (matching their bra to their jackets and cardigans), Selena did it first — and with bold color. The One Dress Style Charlize Theron Has Been Wearing For Over 20 Years Accessories Can Make or Break a Look Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images The embroidery on this black jacket is far from simple, but it's Selena's large, jeweled statement earrings that immediately caught our eye — and will ultimately inspire our next purchase. For Big Events, Go With Metallics Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images There's nothing wrong with a classic black dress or even a sultry red. But, if you really want to shine throughout the night, a metallic design is the right choice.