Styling ethnic clothes for the workplace is one of our favorite pet projects. We like to see women decked in strong prints and sharp cuts, immersed and passionate about their jobs and killing it with their wardrobe. It’s what fairytales are truly made of, not all that other fluff.
This season we are thinking, bold pay-attention-to-me prints like Aztecs. Usually this print is all over pinterest in shades of baby pinks, and powder blues sprinkled with gold and silver but that’s not what we are leaning towards. We are thinking strong palettes of blacks, red, browns, and yellows. High-contrast colors which make a statement when blended well together.
If you like where this is going, then here are the 3 styles you should play around with
Aztecs at Work: A straight-fit long-length black kurta with a nehru collar paired with a burgundy red and bottle green aztec dupatta. Pleat the dupatta tightly so that it sits taut on your shoulder and pull the look together with a medium sized leather belt around your waist. Not too tight and not too loose. Complete this look with black leggings and a pair of black or silver kolhapuris. Accessorize with a silver cuff and a watch.
Aztecs like to Party: Make your crop-tops and off-shoulders do a little of the heavy-lifting for this look. Pair a red top with pants or a midi-length fitted skirt in an aztec print, make sure that the dominant color in the aztec print is either the same shade of red as the top or a camel brown both of which will complements the top. Accessorize with chunky gold colored costume jewelry like big hoops, a waist chain, or stacks of sparkly bracelets. Don’t forget a nude lipstick or if you want to pull out the big guns, go for a shade of deep red.
Aztecs on Vacation: The best time to experiment with a new style is on a vacation. Where no one knows you, you’re in a new land, and you’re bursting with enthusiasm. Next time around, pack a sheer aztec print dress which you can use as a layer on the beach over your swimsuit. Style it with a headband, a large hat, and shiny flip-flops. And of course, trendy sunglasses. Skip the additional accessories and keep it simple.