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Miami’s “The Fashion Poet” on Conference-Ready Style at #Hispz16

The Fashion Poet attends Hispanicize 2016.

It’s the first day of Hispanicize 2016 (the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers) and we didn’t waste any time!


We caught up with award-winning style blogger, Annie Vasquez of The Fashion Poet, in Miami Beach’s SLS Hotel and picked her brain on her top do’s and dont’s for conference-ready style and asked her what to look forward to fashion-wise at #Hispz16.


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The Fashion Poet attends Hispanicize 2016 at the SLS Hotel.

Fashion blogger Annie Vasquez, The Fashion Poet, spoke to us about conference-ready style at Hispanicize 2016 in the SLS Hotel. (Daysi Calavia-Robertson/ Press Pass Latino).


Fashion Do’s and Dont’s for conference-ready style:


Do – Wear Something Light


“Wear something you feel comfortable in and that’s not too heavy. You’re probably going to wear whichever outfit you pick out for many hours so being comfortable is very important and that’s why I recommend something lightweight. You’ll also probably be walking from workshop to workshop during the Hispanicize conference so if what you’re wearing is uncomfortable, that’s not a very practical choice.”


Do – Wear Comfortable Shoes 


“This might be more of an issue for the ladies because we always want to wear our beautiful high heels but for a conference setting, I wouldn’t wear heels that are taller than 3 1/2 inches. Wear shoes that you’re comfortable walking around in and standing on for a long time. I know some girls just have to wear their heels and are comfortable walking around in them for a long time and though I still don’t recommend it, I think one way to go about it is to bring a back up pair of flats you can change into whenever your feet get tired.”


Don’t – Wear All Black 


“When you’re attending a conference you want to stand out because you want people to remember you and you definitely want to meet a lot of different people so if you wear all black you might blend in as opposed to being noticed. It’s also Miami and it’s very hot so wearing too many dark colors might not be such a great idea at a conference such as this year’s Hispanicize. You should also consider your location. You’re in Miami, we’re on the beach, there’s a lot of sunshine! So, take advantage and wear a lot of color.”


Don’t – Wear Anything too Short 


“Conference-ready style does not include anything short. Do not wear any micro-minis, shorts or dresses that might be considered too short. You still want to look professional and be taken seriously so I’d stay away from any outfits that could be too much on the risqué side of things. For a conference setting, I think wearing something knee-length is most appropriate.”


Vasquez’s parting words of style advice: “At the end of the day, it’s all about looking put together. You can be professional and still be fashionable, you just have to think a little bit harder about which garments you’re going to mix and match.”


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Do you agree with Annie’s Conference-ready style suggestions for Hispanicize? You can follow Annie Vasquez, The Fashion Poet, on Instagram @thefashionpoet


Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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