I love supporting indie Latina-run brands, and one of my favorites that keeps me hooked with killer designs that speak to my soul is Viva La Bonita.
From graphic tees featuring youth-defining pop culture staples like Walter Mercado...
Walter Mercado T-Shirt ($37, Vivalabonita.com)
... to branding that reminds you that you're beautiful AF...
Bonita T-shirt ($37, Vivalabonita.com)
... Viva La Bonita just gets it!
I was able to get six items to try on so I could help everyone who's equally obsessed figure out the brand's sizing, and it ended up reinforcing my love for its designs. It all lived up to what I saw on the 'gram.
White Frida Bonita T-Shirt ($43, Vivalabonita.com)
My first piece was its hilarious-because-it's-true "Allergic to Pendejadas" T-shirt. It's literally my eternal mood and I wish I could wear it every day.
Allergic to Pendejadas T-shirt ($30, Vivalabonita.com)
I loved that it was made of a cotton material that didn't feel too thin, a good sign that it'll survive several trips to the laundromat. I typically wear a Large in fitted tees, but the Medium was perfect since it had a unisex fit.
One of the things Viva La Bonita gets so right is how it celebrates Latinx icons in its graphic tees. Look at the literal perfection of this Selena Quintanilla design!
La Reina Selena T-shirt ($37, Vivalabonita.com)
From the Bonita crown, to the purple jacket, to the studed bustier, to the red roses, it ticked every box.
The tee is also available in white ($37, Vivalabonita.com), but I felt like the design popped more against the black background. Just like the previous shirt, the cotton material was still life and a Medium was the perfect fit.
But you don't need to wear Quintanilla's face on your chest to show your love for the queen. This long-sleeve tee is a great alternative.
Anything for Selenas Long Sleeve T-shirt ($35, Vivalabonita.com)
The best part is the "Anything for Selenas" quote on the back! This couldn't be more true for me.
Especially after all I went through to get my hands on the #MACSelena collection.
Its icon tees are definitely my favorite, but I loved the dose of color and relaxed fit of this Mujer Bonita tee. It's the perfect pick-me-up if you're ever in doubt of your flawlessness.
I went with a size Medium. Mujer Bonita Yellow T-shirt ($37, Vivalabonita.com)
I know that all of my Mexican Vivalas who live for lotería will need this sweatshirt in their lives.
La Bonita Red Loteria Crewneck Sweater ($43, Vivalabonita.com)
I can't get over how much the red pops with the "La Dama" image that's ready for business.
The cut is oversized like its tees, so a Medium was just right.
Last but not least, I tried its signature Bonita adjustable dad hat in pink — it's just what the doctor ordered when a bad hair day gets me down.
Pink Bonita Hat ($35, Vivalabonita.com)