Why Southwestern Prints On Our Radar This Season

Pack your bags! It’s time to take your wardrobe on an adventurous road trip to the stunning Southwest. Offering plenty to awe at with its tawny desert landscape, talented artisans, and Pueblo textiles, the region’s charming allure goes without saying.

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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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