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Hot latin palettes go carnival crazy
Time to mash the guacamole, mix the margarita and tune the ukulele, this summer, if there’s one party theme to embrace, it’s the hot, Latin look of a central American carnival. Frida Kahlo was a huge influence on the catwalk, with OTT hair adornments and ecclesiastical prints going down a storm at Dolce&gabbana. On the home front, folksy motifs, wild flowers and clashing colours are key in many high-street collections, with M&S and Anthropologie leading the way. Do like Jan Constantine and add some Spanish sloganery and, to complete the look, a potpourri of embroidery, a boho sombrero and a pompom or three never go amiss. Olé!