Aztec Print Shoulder Bag, £12.99
Fringed Shoe-boots, £24.99
Two-row Aztec Necklace, £3.99
Once the pattern of choice for native Americans and Red Indians in those wilderness movies, set in log-cabin heavy places like Alaska, Navajo or Aztec is enjoying a rather colourful comeback to the high street. New Look’s many free flowing vests will float freely in the summer breeze and light up the beach with an eclectic injection of colour and edge. New Look have also had an Aztec accessory drop, some of which are artfully finished off with fringing and seed-beads.
White Folk Print Hanky Hem Cami, £14.99
Black & White Aztec Print Skirt, £19.99
This season’s Navajo carnival looks pretty with it’s bottomless paint box of colour, subtle pops of colour in small accessories make monochrome Aztec speak louder, too. A plain bright or pastel top would add an effortless compliment to this skirt (above).
High Neck Longline Cami, £14.99
Seed Bead Sandals, £9.00
The beauty of this easy to rock trend is it’s ability to act as that versatile dress/cami/bag/shoe, wherever you’re going this summer; from vacationing by the sea to rocking out in a field, the Aztec trend creates that aura of spirituality both indoors and out, the type of mysterious feeling that puts you at ease with the world, that sought after sensation you’ll only feel on vacation!
Sleeveless Blazer, £15.00
Mini Fringed Duffle Bag, £17.99
If you’re not brave enough to wear a Navajo top, skirt, dress, etc., adding some Aztec accessories to your look will make an unspoken bold statement.
If you’re a little pattern shy, but about to give Navajo a go, a good look is to let one piece do the talking while you make the rest of your outfit keep a low profile
Black Aztec Print Cami, £6.00
Aztec Kimono, £22.00
Small Duffle Bag, £7.00
Beauty Buzz… I won’t be going on my next vacation without…
When you need to pack a week or two weeks’ worth of stuff, it’s all about cute minis. You may need loads of practical stuff that will take up most of your case space, don’t panic, you can still take some pampering treats, just look for luxury product-lets! Here are two of my favourites in microcosm!
Essie’s mini Colour Icons Collection, £12.99
Essie’s mini nail polish sets. You get 3 mini Essie colours for £12.99, which is excellent value, providing 3 full size polishes from Essie will set you back over £20. My favourite mini set for summer is their Colour Icons, which include Mademoiselle (pale pink), Fifth Avenue (Fiery Orange-y Red), and the ever on trend Mint Candy Apple (Mint Green), these are 3 of Essie’s most memorable and best-selling shades and the little box gives you a fun fact, too, the years all of the colours were born, respectively 2000, 2003 and 2008!
Mint Candy Apple, Mademoiselle and Fifth Avenue are the Colour Icons in an Essie mini collection
New Look haven’t stopped at the most up to the minute summer trends, they’ve bought out some of the best high-street fragrances to compliment SS15. You can own all four Pure Fragrances for under a tenner! This luscious coffret of handbag-sized fragrances, £7.99, will ensure you’ll forever smell scent-sational on the beach and beyond!
New Look Pure Fragrances Collection, £7.99, which contains Pure Devotion, Pure Dusk, Pure Blush and Pure Touch
Navajo Zipped Vest Top, £14.99