WHISK YOUR wardrobe to far-flung exotic destinations via Aztec patterns, rustic colours and quirky designs. Mix and match to create a real traveller feel. An eclectic mash-up of billowy fabrics, wrap-around prints, harem pants and floor-skimming skirts create a heady cocktail of chic batik that’s perfect for casual summer dressing.
Hippy crochet waistcoats, tassel bags and feathers are great add-ons that compliment this look. If vibrant Missoni-esque patterns are not your thing, embrace the tribe vibe subtly with black and white zebra-print instead.
For a sophisticated silhouette, concentrate on the cut of the clothes; a tighter fit and sparkly embellishment near the neckline will instantly dress up the usual relaxed mood.
For quick and easy holiday wear that’s bang-ontrend, drape a scarf as a skirt, wrap loosely high on your waist then secure with a belt. Alternatively, double up your Aztec-print swimsuit as a body and dress up with baggy pants. Team with gladiator sandals and layers of beaded jewellery for an authentic African feel.
Makeup is key. Golden complexions (preferably with a hint of tan) and a touch of nude lipgloss gives this look just the right amount of glamour. Think festival meets jungle and you have your trend.