We are right in the thick of summer and I am still loving the ethnic print trend. Serape patterns, embroidery, Otomi fabric, Aztec print and all the different varieties of classic Mexican fabric are my jam, totally.
Bright, vibrant colors, fun patterns and cultural nods toward Mexico and South America coupled with the easy, breezy style captured my heart a long time ago. Popular retailers like Target and Forever 21, countless Etsy shops, indie boutiques as well as designers like Mara Hoffman have been inspired by Mexico. I love that people are embracing all of the beauty that Mexican culture has to offer.
That said, I’m totally hoping this is a trend that sticks around. But honestly, it doesn’t matter — I’ve come to the realization I’ve found my signature style. Original, colorful, always comfortable with a dash of BoHo chic, which I also love. Perfect for this busy mama who doesn’t always have a lot of time to devote to fashion but loves an artist’s touch in the things I wear.
Here are seven really cute things that I really need in my life right now (except for the bangles — I made those myself so they are already mine):
1. Mexican embroidered fabric & faux leather clutch // Block and Battaglia 2. Aztec print maxi skirt // Wet Seal 3. Round Aztec earring // Zophra 4. Mexican fabric bangle bracelets // Pearmama 5. Embroidered floral peasant top // Forever 21 6. Pollock ring circle // Greenola Style 7. Rainbow suede slip-ons // Inkkas Shoes
What I love about each piece is they are strong enough on their own to give your outfit some oomph. You don’t need to wear the ethnic print trend from head to toe (because that would be weird) but small touches look cool and chic.
What about you — are you currently enjoying the ethnic print trend?
Denise Cortes is the content creator for Pearmama dot com, a lifestyle blog about infusing art and culture into family life. Denise is a mom of six (age 9 to 16), artist, writer and Latina. When she’s not making crafts and diy tutorials, she’s writing heartfelt parenting stories for BabyCenter and Latinamom.me.