Festive Fashion: Cinco de Mayo Edition
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:05 AM | Julianne Zigos
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There are still a few days left to nail down your perfect Cinco de Mayo style! If you’re like us, we welcome any excuse to celebrate in style but always prefer to keep it classy rather than kitschy. We’ve rounded up these southwestern-inspired pieces to complete your look; all of them ideal for the weekend’s festivities yet chic enough to wear all summer long. Use them as Cinco-style inspiration or shop them for a quick fix to Saturday’s wardrobe woes. And if you're still trying to decide where to get your party on this weekend, check out our "Cinco de Drinko" barcrawl event guide.


We are loving these leather and woven textile platform sandals from Joe’s Jeans. Who knew they were great a making other things besides jeans? The multi-colored fabric straps infuse major southwest style and the metal stud detail along the outside and insole make this pair unforgettable and uber unique.

Joe’s Jeans Trixie Pattern Platform Sandal, $99; available at urbanoutfitters.com






Mara Hoffman's Spring 2012 collection boasted brightly colored, tribal prints inspired by Frida Kahlo and Mexican style. This asymmetrical skirt is the epitome of southwestern cool in multi-colored patchwork print and sheer silk chiffon. Pair it with a simple cropped top or tied chambray button-down and neutral platform sandal for sophisticated style with a breezy twist.

Mara Hoffman Fishtail Skirt, $341; available at marahoffman.com










Seeking a subtler nod to Cinco de Mayo? Accessorize your arm party with this wearable work of art by TINNLILY, featured on Refinery29, Urban Outfitters, and the front page of Etsy. Geometric patterns are hand painted on suede and embellished with brass hex nuts for a southwestern flare you’ll want to wear every day.

TINNLILY Triple Wrap Bracelet, $25; available at etsy.com




Become a true Mexican rose with this Desert Fringe Necklace by Icarus & Co. Made with beading from vintage lampshade fringe, you can chose between white or black beads on a chunky brass linked chain. It’s the perfect statement piece to pull together your look for the day’s festivities.

Icarus & Co. Desert Fringe Necklace, $94; available at icarusandco.com











Plan on spending the day comfortably enjoying the sun? Slip into this sweet cotton short, complete with a colorful southwester-inspired print, from OBEY. They’ve got everything we look for in a pair—lightweight fabric, side and back pockets, gathered elastic waist—who could ask for more? Plus, you never have to wear them the same way twice. Perfect with a bold hued top and spring’s flat sandals or a chic black tank and leather, open-tow booties.

OBEY Sedona Short, $64; available at urbanoutfitters.com










There’s nothing better than putting your daily wardrobe decisions (What to wear? What. To. Wear?!) at bay with an effortless maxi dress. This gorgeous style from Myne Laney is stunning in a bright blue and orange print against the crisp white backdrop. Its sleeveless racer back design is ideal for sun-kissed shoulders and a braided belt finishes off the look. Break out your raffia-wrapped wedges and this outfit’s complete.

Myne Laney Maxi in Santa Fe, $276; available at belljarsf.com

Tags: bar crawls, Fashionable, cinqo de mayo, southwestern style, festive fashion, joonbug