7.18.2012

Aztec Inspired

One thing I love about summer fashion is the abundance of easy, fun trends to try. As I was cleaning my constantly messy room, I came across several tribal-influenced garments and accessories. Some were new purchases from the spring, while others came into my wardrobe during high school. Either way, it was fun putting together the pieces into two Aztec inspired looks.

Tank: Club Monaco  
Maxi Skirt: Express  



Dress: Urban Outfitters  
Clutch: H&M 
Shoes: Nine West  

Tribal prints have seen continued presence in high street such as Zara (link for shoes) and Asos (link to their Aztec Shop) as well as high fashion, including Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam's Spring 2012 collections. I love the mix of earthy colors and geometric patterns paired with bold accessories. In a color palette of desert hues, the addition of an eye-catching shade of orange, aqua, or green can act as a focal point in the look. For the first outfit, I kept the colors muted and the jewelry bold; for the second, I added a spruce of color in the clutch. The set I found on Polyvore used bright pieces all around: 
What do you think about the outfits? Is this a trend you'd try? We're halfway through this blazing hot week. Keep cool, drink water, and stay fashionable!

76 comments:

  1. I like the second outfit but LOVE the first! your so stunning!

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  2. Both such beautiful outfits, love that first maxi skirt though - it is incredible <3
    xx


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  3. Wow, such a great dress, love it, kisses

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  4. you look amazing ,love your style

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  5. I thought the first outfit was just one dress. I love it! So gorgeous. And I love the necklace too!

    Amy


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  6. You look beautiful in both outfits, just stunning! The maxi skirt and the 2nd dress are both amazing. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I'd love to follow each other! Following you now! :)

      xo, Yi-chia
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  7. Nice clutch and nice necklace girl!

    Chica de Ahora

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  8. I love the first skirt you got from Express! It is something I would love to have! And, I love the tribal outfit you put together at the end! That is amazing! xx Pip

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  9. Wow, you look gorgeous, following you, hope you'll follow me back
    btw, you have a great sense of style

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  10. Love the skirt, the ethnic print is so fun!

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  11. Love both outfits! Gorgeous.

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    xox,
    Sabrina

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  12. Both of these outfits are beautiful and very elegant! You wear long skirts / dresses very well. :)
    For the first one, I thought they were the same piece (one dress) because you wove them together seamlessly. ^^ And the jewelry you matched with these outfits are beautiful.
    I don't own a lot of tribal print things myself, but I do appreciate the geometric patterns that are always present in that trend. They just look so cool.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  13. Both of these are so beautiful! Love your accessories! I would love to follow eachother, I'm now following you, can't wait for you to follow back!

    Scarr xx
    http://scarlette910.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. Love the first outfit! That skirt is amazing!

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  15. Love both pieces but especially the second one..always a sucker for an pen back..
    Thanks for visiting my blog..definitely follow
    Sheree x
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  16. Both looks are super gorgeous but the first is definitely my favorite!! I'm definitely going to have to look for that gorgeous maxi!!
    :)
    Allison

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  17. That maxi skirt is gorgeous! I can't believe it was only 20 bucks. Great outfit.

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  18. i love both the looks!! i've always wanted to try maxi dresses but feel it will not look great since i'm a pretty short girl haha

    thanks for visiting my blog and yes, we should totally follow each other~~ :D

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  19. I love both looks and you got such a great deal! Wow, the first outfit looks expensive. Great Job!!

    xxoo
    Vanessa
    www.vanessaballi.blogspot.com

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  20. You are just stunning and both dresses are gorgeous!!
    I'm following you , would you like to follow back? :)
    xoxo
    Kelsey

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  21. Seriously, beautiful!
    Jennifer
    xx

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  22. love the skirt...you did a good job!!!! at the first time i thought it's a dress...:)

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  23. Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! I really appreciate it a lot! I've been sneaking around your blog and I love it! Of course we can follow each other! You wear the most amazing clothes, totally my style. I absolutely LOVE these Aztec inspired looks!!! I'm obsessed with Mexican Aztec culture & art.. if I see something with a Tribal print, I need to have it!

    Following you from now! Thanks again for visiting!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia


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  24. i love both dresses very much !
    they are really pretty on you :)


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  25. you look great! i like this aztec fashion ;)

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  26. I love these prints and colors! You look great!

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  27. wow!!! what a lovely look , pretty anyway :)

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  28. You have such beautiful dresses! Sure, would love to follow one another, just followed via GFC. Hope you do the same.

    Have a beautiful day!
    Agnes

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.com/

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  29. Cute dress! I would wear it!!

    How you feel about summer is how I feel about the fall lol.

    great blog. And of course I'll follow you! Please return the favour :)

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  30. You look amazing Jess! I love both looks!

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  31. Great Dress!

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  32. Wow! That dress is so nice!!

    I'm a new follower now!
    Could you please check out/comment/follow my blog?
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  33. I would definitely wear that skirt and that dress! Patterned neutrals were really popular on the runways this season - I think we'll be seeing a lot of the trend throughout fall as well!

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  34. wow this dress is incredible :))) !!!
    you look so lovely, would be happy if we could follow each other :)
    xx

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  35. I'm drawn to Aztec designs like moth to a flame. Love love these looks! Great post!

    xo
    Venessa
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  36. OMG love your maxi skirt!!! You look so beautiful dear!!

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  37. Such cute looks! Loving your skirt and dress!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  38. loveeee your style! Follow you :) Thanks fot stoppingby my blog :D

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  39. hi ,i'm your follower , thanks to follow back

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  40. Great Post! Check out my blog www.nessa-mae.blogspot.co.uk , I post random posts, including fashion, tv, music & books etc and I ALWAYS follow back, so follow me if you like :)

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  41. Thanks for finding the time to leave a comment on my blog!

    Beautiful dresses <3

    Of course I'd like for us to follow each other :)

    Lots of love; Pualine
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  42. hello dear
    cool blog and outfit
    following you on GFC
    hope you follow back
    best

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  43. great looking dresses! I adore them!
    xo,
    nancy

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  44. great idea to follow each other! follow me here and on bloglovin and be sure I'll do the same ;)

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  45. Love aztec inspiration !
    Nice dress !
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  46. of course we can!
    im your new follower;)
    im waiting for u ;)

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  47. Gorgeous tribal look! I like how you wear your bracelet high on your arm and I absolutely love the pop of color in the second outfit. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I would love for us to follow each other. Now your newest follower!

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  48. I love the Aztec print trend! strangely enough I still haven't gotten myself any of the pieces. you look so beautiful in these pictures, and I'm in love with the necklace you wore in the first outfit! :)

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  49. You look amazing! So pretty and elegant! Thank you for your comment in my blog! Sure let's follow each other! I'm following you now and then I'm waiting for you too!

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

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  50. thanks for your comment on my blog and yes, I would love it if we could follow each other! following you now :)

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  51. Both outfits are amazing! I like the prints of the skirt in the first outfit the best!

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  52. love the first skirt.


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  53. Love your outfit!

    XO's,
    http://dailylifeofmaika.blogspot.nl/

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  54. I love these two looks! Your skirt in the first outfit is such a gorgeous print! Did you get it recently? Following you now :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  55. Love your maxi skirt! You look lovely and elegant :)

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  56. Lovely outfit!

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  57. the tribal/aztec trend is one of my favourites. i love your dress and clutch ( such a great colour!)

    check out my latest post its got a tribal theme
    http://super-styling.blogspot.co.uk/

    Nabila xox

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  58. Hi! you have a great blog! please check out my blog and if you like, please follow me on Google Friend Connect & Bloglovin, I promise to do the same for you!
    хохо
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  59. what gorgeous pieces! I love aztec print, and you fab turquoise clutch!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  60. i'll follow you back =)

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  61. Beautiful outfit, perfect in every way! You look absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for your lovely comment. Great post!!!

    I'm following you right now!!! hope you can follow me!
    хохо

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  62. I love aztec prints! You're gorgeous! Def. following!

    xo,

    Allie

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  63. In love with your look! Amazing blog! Following! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

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  64. gorgeous outfit!
    now following your lovely blog :)
    xx

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  65. Nice lovely outfits! You look pretty with it.


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  66. I love this outfit. The first dress, the print is just lovely. And i love how you accessorize with it. The second look, I really love the POP of aqua. I would love to own a tribal inspired dress, still in the quest of finding one. Thank you for the lovely comments dear. Following you on GFC, lets keep in touch

    xoxo

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  67. beautiful! followed you, hope you can follow back :) http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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  68. The first dress looks soo indian! love it!

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  69. Nice lovely outfits! I follow you now! :)
    Could you follow back?
    Thanks

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  70. Love the outfits!
    I love when clubmonaco has sales on their awesome simple tops .
    especially love the dress because i have a tattoo in the same spot as you haha.

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  71. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the 2 outfits! I´m in love with your first skirt!!
    xoxo

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  72. Awww! i really dam love you mazi dress! gorgeous n favorite one! :)

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  73. I really like this maxi dress and skirt. Love your blog btw =))

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