1.Relaxing in the city
|Barbados native, Rihanna was spotted wearing this casual purple Aztec printed romper while relaxing on a rooftop in the Soho neighborhood of NYC. Rihanna sure does know how to keep it cool this summer. Recreate her look by wearing: Forever 21's Oxidized Tribal Print Romper, $19.80, Rumor's Miami Straw Fedora in Sand, $22, Juicy Couture's The Beau "Live for Sugar" Sunglasses, $98, and Mandee's Chain Trim Thong Sandal, $28. Pair with a black bag and bangle bracelets to complete the look.|
2. Out on the town shopping
On her blog, Kim Kardashian boasts about how much she loves the summer trends, Aztec print and maxi dresses! Kim wore this stunning, figure-skimming Mara Hoffman maxi dress while shopping in L.A. The actual dress that Kim K. is wearing is $240, a dress a soon-to-be college student like me could not afford. I searched this internet for a long time trying to find an Aztec print maxi dress that had a similar pattern and I found this Blue Aztec Print Maxi Dress from Wallis, $78. Although it doesn't have the exact colors, it still has bright colors mixed with geometric shapes as Mara Hoffman has in her dress. Like Kim, pair this with a pair of classic aviators (Small Aviator Sunglasses - Top Shop, $25), gladiator sandals (Braided Gladiator Sandals - Forever 21, $17.80), and a cross body bag (Hamilton Leather Cross Body Bag - Michael Kors, $155)
3. To the club or to a party
Here's Miss Kim Kardashian (or should I say soon to be Mrs. Kim Humphries?) again in a Mara Hoffman dress. This time Kim wore Mara Hoffman's Twist One Shoulder Dress - $372 to the Wet Republic Hawaiian Tropic party. For the party Kim opted for a shorter, edgier dress together with a nude clutch and Charlottle Olympia Espadrille bright red platform pumps. Recreating this look was harder than I thought it would be. I just could not find a similar dress so I found two dresses: the Akira Black Label One Strap Tribal Print Dress - $48 and Blue-Orange Aztec Mesh Cold Shoulder Mini Dress from dhstyles.com - $33.99. The Akira dress features a similar one shoulder strap and the dhstyles.com dress has the same triangular pattern as the Mara Hoffman original. I chose Qupid Mineral-01 Orange Crinkle Patent Women Plaform Pump - $26 to match the bright oranges in the dresses. If you aren't comfortable with wearing the bright orange, go for a nude or beige color heel. To conclude the outfit carry a River Island Cream Snake Skin Clutch Bag - $17.
Here's how I'm wearing Aztec print this summer.
While in NYC shopping with my graduation money I wore the Zipper Front Knit Poncho from Forever 21 - $19.80. I loved the zipper accent on the front and the unique, ethnic pattern. I don't have anything else like it in my wardrobe! With this shirt I wore a pair of black shorts and a light pink bag from H&M. I'm definitely planning on buying more Aztec print clothing for my wardrobe this summer!
What are your thoughts on the Aztec print trend?
Are you loving it just as much as I am? Let me know and comment below.