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WHAT TO WEAR: Summer

Summer is all about freewheeling spirits, breezy weather, and simple happiness. Off-the-shoulder tops have been everywhere this summer (…and for good reason, too!). This vintage Mexican off-the-shoulder blouse is undeniably right for 100-degree weather. This Fashionista celebrates her Mexican heritage and culture through wearing a classic ruffle top and embroidered shorts while making it modern with some black suede booties to finish off the look.

You name the style, and it’s there. The embroidered eyelet fabric has been used for just about everything. Crop tops, tunics and dresses have all been adorned with this vintage touch. Along with this detail, florals and colors embellish many of the peasant tops and dresses found in this culture. Many Oaxacan blouses are perfect examples of this. Whether its lace, eyelets, embroidery or one of many adornments, these kinds of blouses emphasize how beautiful the culture is, as well as how much joy comes from it and those engulfed in it. With the off-the-shoulder element, this style thrives in the summer because of its practicality, style and overall sweetness. Embracing the eyelet part of the outfit, this Fashionista brought the same kind of spirit to her shorts. By playing up the ruffle detail on top and embroidery on the bottom, she gave this outfit the right kind of feminine appeal inspired through the cultural flair of Mexico.

One Simple Change: Taking it downtown and going from day to night? Spice up the outfit with some round sunglasses and a clutch to show off your way. Grab a pair of your favorite jeans and you’re ready to hit the streets.