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The southwest influence is STRONG in fashion this year. From conchos, to bandanas, to fringe…desert vibes are everywhere!

We’ve been so used to seeing floral and palm prints over and over again every summer but this year were starting to see a new print, cacti. They’ve been all over the runway, on the festival grounds, and in our favorite stores. I think its safe to say my beloved desert plant has gone from home decor to major fashion statement. 

Another trend that I think pairs well with “cactyle” is last years favorite, gladiator sandals.  I’ll be honest, when I first saw gladiators introduced in fashion a few years ago I thought they were really ugly and should have stayed in the 2nd century. However, now I have eaten my words. This year the classic gladiator sandal has morphed into a variety of different styles. These delicate lace ups have become the perfect mix of both feminine and edgy to go with a number of different outfits. If you really want to conquer this summer you have to get a pair of these before it over. But don’t worry, I don’t think this sandals going anywhere anytime soon. I think it’s actually fair to say gladiators have now made the transition from a trend to a wardrobe staple!

Bodysuit / Shorts / Sandals / Jewelry