Fall 2011 Trends: Southwest Chic

It began with ikat, grew into "tribal" and now has taken a turn towards "Southwest." 

I am going to call it Southwest Chic.  Think chunky knits with geometric shapes, a palette of teals and corals and accessories with fringe.  My favorite pieces are the jewels that include bright stones and a hint of rhinestones. 

Not sure where to start with this trend?  I suggest a scarf or piece of jewelry.  If you are more daring, the Asos dress below is perfection.

The best part of Southwest Chic?  It is easy to incorporate into your existing wardrobe.  Most pieces work well with a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and boots.  However, like all trends, try to stick to one statement piece; anything more is too much.

Fall 2011 Trends: Southwest Style

Items included in set:  Asos Navajo Stripe Dress $88, Victoria's Secret Chunky Cardi Sweater $80, Forever21 Sweater Shawl $30, Ecote Navajo Surplus Jacket $89, Asos Knitted Vest $55, Lucky Brand Suzani Embroidered Crossbody Multi $80,   Libby Edelman Fringed Peep Toe Shoes $129, Forever21 Beaded Clutch $23, Sorrelli Tropical Gold-Tone Circular Ring $38, Lucky Brand Turquoise Navajo Cuff Bracelet $55, FOSSIL Feather leather bracelet $38, Forever21 Beading Ring $4.80, House of Harlow 1960 Antique Crystal Necklace $129, Urban Outfitters Feather Earrings $24, Aztec Print Scarf $15, Sunglasses $14,Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Lipcolor, 085 Supreme Sienna $7, Lori's Shoes Feather And Cord Bracelet $10

It is borderline insane how much Southwest-inspired fashion is out there right now...especially in the luxury world.  But if you want to stick to a CC budget, I recommend visiting Forever21 and Urban Outfitters.

Or Minnetonka for some fringed booties.

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