As Cinco de Mayo approaches, get inspired by the colorful celebration of Mexican heritage and pride with bright colors, large bohemian beaded necklaces and so much more!
Cinco de Mayo originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. So dress with pride and be inspired by the colorful indigenous heritage of our neighbor to the south.
Bold and bright. Pair a Mexican patterned shawl with several strands of chunky bright yellow beads. This fits with the ethnic beading trend for this summer.
Big hair flowers are another classic way to get a Mexican inspired look.
Turquoise seed beads combined with large medallions brings this outfit to stunning life.
Large earrings will also give you an Latin effect.
Pastels and patterns. Floral motifs continue to be big this season and they give off a very Mexican vibe.
Even bolder goth inspired Mexican look.
A more vintage take on Mexican beauty and style.
Pile on the flowers for a Frida Kahlo inspired look. Frida was a deeply influential figure in modern Mexico and her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
For more inspiration, check out our Cinco de Mayo color palettes post.