Aztec prints are everywhere this season, and I'm definitely a fan. I do think you have to choose wisely with these prints, since it's such a seasonal look. It's so easy to find a pair of aztec shorts or an aztec blazer without depleting your bank account. To be on trend but not trendy, in the words of Rachel Zoe, is what you want to achieve. I found that medium in these Aztec tap shorts that I snatched from F21: flowy and short, they're higher-waisted and unbelievably comfortable. The combination of black and camel is so classic and is wonderful with a black blazer and sky-high wedges or perfectly casual with a basic tank and flip flops. I pair the bottoms with my favorite tees by Alexander Wang, which are worth every penny. They are so comfortable and luxe, and can be worn up and down. Unlike other sheer, sensitive, and expensive designer tees, these wash well and never fade, pill, or surprise you with unexpected miniature holes.
I pair the black and camel shorts with gold hardware: the awesome spiked bracelet is from F21 and the best five dollars I've ever spent, not to mention it probably doubles as a weapon...
The simple gold symmetrical ring (F21 as well) is a perfect compliment to the busy bracelet, and the Cynthia Vincent wedges are covered in gold hardware to tie it all together. My all time favorite purse, the Easy Y Tote by Yves Saint Laurent, balances out the edginess with its simple ladylike top-handle structure. Nothing like mixing highs-and-lows!
Bracelet and ring for the price of a venti latte, and they're good for more than a one time use!