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4 Fashion Tips From Nicole Pinheiro, Fortaleza's Most Popular Blogger

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Updated: 2 May 2017
Nicole Pinheiro began her blog, The Fashion Hall, with fellow style lover and bestie Marília Queiroz after realizing that their long-standing involvement in fashion meant their knowledge could be useful to others. Today, The Fashion Hall and Nicole Pinheiro have a loyal following of fans who check out not only recommended top looks, but also makeup trends, home decor and travels. Discover her best tips for fashion right here.

Don’t be afraid to mix black and blue

The old rule was that black and blue should never mix, but modern street style has evolved, says Pinheiro. This chic and ultra-modern look can be eased into, she says, with black jeans and patterned top that includes both hues. She loves experimenting with athleisure fabrics as well as heavier winter ones, like wool and velvet, to get the right combo. Her favorite black and blue look right now is all-blue with a pop of black in the form of shoes and a purse.

Mix black and blue for a modern combo / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Mix black and blue for a modern combo | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Black and blue in a sporty look / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Black and blue in a sporty look | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram

Accessorize your locks

Headbands and barrettes aren’t just for little ladies anymore. Nicole Pinheiro shows on her blog how you can elevate your look with a well-placed, elegant hair accessory. This is the perfect option for those who aren’t comfortable with hats but still want to add a punch to their style. Pinheiro shows several accessories that go with any hair style and can be combined with a variety of outfits.

Show your locks some love with a fresh accessory / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Show your locks some love with a fresh accessory | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Pinheiro loves hair accessories by Alexandre de Paris / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Pinheiro loves hair accessories by Alexandre de Paris | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram

Show more shoulder

Pinheiro often touches on a trend that in Brazil is a consistent fashion win: off the shoulder tops and dresses. This look offers a delicate balance of showing some skin without overdoing it. Pinheiro shows how it can be incorporated into a street style or a dressed up for that special night out.

Show some shoulder
Show some shoulder | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Off the shoulder looks aren't just for the boho chic / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Off the shoulder looks aren’t just for the boho chic | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram

Upcycle your garments

Even though she’s a fashionista with a closet (or two, perhaps) full of classic and trendy designs, Pinheiro also insists on modernizing older pieces instead of just ridding your closet of them, and gives the examples of adding patchwork to a jean jacket or even a neutral purse. She recommends creating layers on other pieces, such as adding lace and then floral appliqués to bring out a new volume. Her final tip is taking a bit of paint and going a little wild – splattering it on leather shoes for a ultra cool effect.

Upcycle a jacket with patches / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Upcycle a jacket with patches | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Transform a simple white tee with lettering / © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram
Transform a simple white tee with lettering | © Nicole Pinheiro / Instagram