Aztec aesthetics

Spring is upon us and I am ready to show some skin! I’m also ready to bring back an increasingly popular trend: the Aztec print. I really love the element of surprise when it comes to bold prints. There isn’t any structure to wearing the almost dizzying designs. You can wear them and pair them however you want. Whether you enjoy floral, polka dots, stripes, or animal, prints are a great way to jazz up your personal style. I mean, it’s like you’re wearing abstract art. And who doesn’t want to look like a work of art? ;)

Historically, the Aztec people were from central Mexico. Common themes for the artwork were different kinds of animals that had symbolic meaning. I imagine, the inspiration for prints today would be the varying patterns on the art and not an actual dog, lol.

Unless you’re on the runway, I wouldn’t suggest overdoing it with the prints. Focus on one or two things: a shirt, dress, shoes, or pants.

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In my case, I chose to pair my printed leggings with similar printed flats.

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Denim shirt: H&M; Leggings: F21; Flats: Macy’s

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My friend Tamika and I headed to East Atlanta Village to take a few shots while the sun finally stopped playing hide n seek.

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And a few candids. Sooo not a poser.

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So. What prints do you rock? Will you try an Aztec print? Have you already worn it? If so, how?

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  • http://thejanetales.blogspot.com Jana

    i love the mixing of the prints! i wish i was daring enough to try that bold combo. great styling

  • kalina

    oh, you cute. my nigga.