Why Southwestern Prints On Our Radar This Season

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    Even more inspiring is the way tastemakers, including Alessanda Ambrosio and Karolina Kurkova, are currently incorporating SW-influenced elements into their summer style. From shorts that take inspiration from traditional Mexican blankets to Navajo-inspired silver and turquoise jewelry, these earthy pieces are perfect for channeling your inner nomad. Keep reading to shop the trend now!

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    PHOTO: Nic/X17

    Hilary Duff

    For a trip to Gallerie Sparta in Los Angeles, Duff embraced today’s look with Equipment’s Tribal Print Top ($234).

     

    Similar Essential:
    Jones New York Peasant Style Tribal Printed Top ($89)

     

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    Eva Mendes

    Seen here in Detroit, the actress’ Santa Fe-inspired tee takes center stage against quieter accents, such as Citizens of Humanity’s Ava Classic Straight Leg Jeans ($160) in Mystic and nude wedges.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Current/Elliott Freshman Navajo Tee ($128)

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    Alessandra Ambrosio

    While out in Santa Monica last month, the Victoria’s Secret angel gave her ASOS crop top a Southwestern twist with the addition of a Rachel Pally double-slit skirt. She finished the look with Chloe’s Marcie Large Shoulder Bag ($1995).

     

    Similar Essential:
    ASOS Maxi Skirt in Aztec Print ($59)

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Natalie Portman

    Arriving at LAX late last month, Portman hit on the Southwestern trend with a printed sweater reminiscent of Pueblo textiles (note: she picked up the piece in a boutique in Paris).

     

    Similar Essential:
    BB Dakota Westlake Top ($55) in Dirty White 

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    Karolina Kurkova

    While playing with her son in New York earlier this month, the model kept it cool and casual in Zara’s Ikat Embroidered Shorts ($40) paired with a sporty tee and Givenchy ballet flats.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Billabong Laneway Aztec Denim Shorts ($50)

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    PHOTO: Barbara Bui

    Barbara Bui S/S 13

    For spring, Bui embraced Southwestern-inspired motifs with bright embroidery on everything from biker jackets to the Printed Linen Poncho Dress ($1404).

     

    Similar Essential:
    Nanette Lepore Aztec Linen Dress ($398)

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    Ralph Lauren S/S 13

    Together, Ralph Lauren’s Black Beret ($150), Multi Colored Wrap Top ($1698), Georgia Pant ($1298), Jenny Lauren Jewelry Necklace ($2100), and Choker ($995) evoke a certain Southwest-by-way-of-Seville vibe.

     

    Similar Essential:
    ​Nic + Zoe Aztec Print Top ($118)

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    PHOTO: Mara Hoffman

    Mara Hoffman S/S 13

    With an earthy terracotta hue and ethnic print, Hoffman’s slinky maxi dress (check out the designer’s Sleeveless Shirt Dress ($242) for a similar style) offers an on-point way to beat the summer heat.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Vix Sahara Tribal Maxi Dress ($214)

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    Mario Testino for Mate

    Liwi Printed Textured-Satin Clutch ($150)

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    Mister Zimi

    Tanzania Edit Dress ($134)

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    The 2 Bandits

    Spur Cuff ($108) in Antique Silver

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    Forever 21

    Southwestern Espadrilles ($20)

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    Madewell

    Bluestone Necklace ($78)

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    Lucky Brand

    Button Back Intarsia Sweater ($90)

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    Ralph Lauren

    Raffia Concho-Buckle Belt ($350) in Natural

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    Topshop by Boutique

    Canvas Stripe Party Dress ($280)

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    MSGM

    Tribal Hi Lo Skirt ($500)

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Marcie Large Shoulder Bag

Marcie Large Shoulder Bag

Chloe, $1995
SHOP
Maxi Skirt in Aztec Print

Maxi Skirt in Aztec Print

ASOS, $59
SHOP
Ava Classic Straight Leg Jeans

Ava Classic Straight Leg Jeans

Citizens of Humanity, $160
SHOP
Freshman Navajo Tee

Freshman Navajo Tee

Current/Elliott, $128
SHOP
Ikat Embroidered Shorts

Ikat Embroidered Shorts

Zara, $40
SHOP
Laneway Aztec Denim Shorts

Laneway Aztec Denim Shorts

Billabong, $50
SHOP
Tribal Print Top

Tribal Print Top

Equipment, $234
SHOP
Peasant Style Tribal Printed Top

Peasant Style Tribal Printed Top

Jones New York, $89
SHOP
Westlake Top

Westlake Top

BB Dakota, $49
SHOP
Printed Linen Poncho Dress

Printed Linen Poncho Dress

Barbara Bui, $1404
SHOP
Aztec Linen Dress

Aztec Linen Dress

Nanette Lepore, $398
SHOP
Sleeveless Shirt Dress

Sleeveless Shirt Dress

Mara Hoffman, $242
SHOP
Sahara Tribal Maxi Dress

Sahara Tribal Maxi Dress

Vix, $214
SHOP
Aztec Print Top

Aztec Print Top

Nic + Zoe, $118
SHOP
Navajo Print Tank

Navajo Print Tank

Uzi, $71
SHOP
Mexican Blanket Shorts

Mexican Blanket Shorts

Mara Hoffman, $220
SHOP
Tanzania Edit Dress

Tanzania Edit Dress

Mister Zimi, $134
SHOP
Ammande Southwestern Vest

Ammande Southwestern Vest

Maje, $600
SHOP
Canvas Stripe Party Dress by Boutique

Canvas Stripe Party Dress by Boutique

Topshop, $280
SHOP
Raffia Concho-Buckle Belt

Raffia Concho-Buckle Belt

Ralph Lauren, $350
SHOP
Trimmed Tapestry Bag

Trimmed Tapestry Bag

Ecote, $69
SHOP
Southwestern Espadrilles

Southwestern Espadrilles

Forever 21, $20
SHOP
Tribal Print Canvas Double Wrap Strap Watch

Tribal Print Canvas Double Wrap Strap Watch

BCBGeneration, $60
SHOP
Bluestone Necklace

Bluestone Necklace

Madewell, $78
SHOP
Tribal Hi Lo Skirt

Tribal Hi Lo Skirt

MSGM, $500
SHOP
Button Back Intarsia Sweater

Button Back Intarsia Sweater

Lucky Brand, $90
SHOP
Laid Back Beach Blanket

Laid Back Beach Blanket

Roxy, $46
SHOP
Liwi Printed Textured-Satin Clutch

Liwi Printed Textured-Satin Clutch

Mario Testino for Mate, $150
SHOP
Felt Fedora with Metal Band

Felt Fedora with Metal Band

ASOS, $48
SHOP
Spur Cuff

Spur Cuff

The 2 Bandits, $108
SHOP
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