The American Southwest has inspired artists and musicians for decades so is it really any surprise that the fashion industry has picked up the mantle and incorporated the unmistakable earthy boho style into their SS19 runways?
Iconic fashion houses and buzzworthy newcomers alike sent models down the S/S 19 runways clad in pieces that seemed straight out of a Georiga O’Keefe painting.
Ralph Lauren Collection’s 50th-anniversary event featured interwoven fringed knits cinched at the waist with concha belts. Coach 1941 included patchwork denim dresses accessorized with sand-colored suede booties. And of-the-moment label Brock Collection showed ruffled full-skirted separates in sunset hues.
The key to embracing those Southwestern Vibes is to choose pieces in a palette that is inspired by desert hues. That means, earthy and neutral hues- colors like caramel, terracotta, rust, clay, and layer them with lighter earthy colors such as sand, taupe and beige.
Dusty pink highlights work great together with the desert palette and you can add more interest to the palette with some pops of teal, purple, cyan blue, and turquoise, inspired also by natural elements of the landscapes such as sky and stones.
Include iconic Southwestern elements such as Navajo prints, western boots, serape weaving, macrame accents, embroidery, denim, cactus motifs, turquoise jewels and of course fringe!
It’s all about embracing the traveler, dreamer, wanderer aesthetic and balancing that within your own personal style whether that be minimalist, maximalist, edgy or feminine.
What I’m Wearing: M Missoni Cactus Skirt (similar found here)| MODCLOTH Wild Horses Blouse (similar found here) | Coach Double Frame Crossbody| Vintage Belt | Donald Pliner Velle Bootie | Pearl Barrette | Vintage Denim Jacket |
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