How to drink in style on Cinco De Mayo!

Posted: May 5, 2012 by jerkmag in TRIM -- style
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To be honest I don’t think anyone knows what this holiday is, but at ‘cuse it’s another day dedicated to drinking.  I had to Google what the holiday actually celebrated and it turns out it is celebrating some victory Mexico had way back in the 1800’s.  Wikipedia told me specifically not to confuse Cinco De Mayo with Mexico’s independence day… so for all of you who were confused I hope that clears it up.

In honor of this fabulous day drinking holiday I’ve decided to pick out my favorite Mexican inspired clothing and accessories.  Perhaps you’ll want to deck yourself out in a bright colored poncho—but if not check out these:

Uno: Tequila.  Obviously this isn’t an accessory but let’s be real, it’s the most important part of Cinco De Mayo.  If you want to celebrate Cinco De Mayo properly you better have a lime in one hand and a Patron shot in the other.

Dos: From Top Shop, I am seriously in love with these shorts.  This summer high waist jean shorts are still highly popular.  A lot of stores are also beginning to carry Aztec themed apparel, which is another style really popular for summer.  So hit two trends with these shorts and look hot for Cinco De Mayo.

Tres: Mara Hoffman is one of my favorite designers.  Her new line of bathing suits and resort wear is perfect for your Mexican soiree.  Whether your partying on the lawn of some frat or laying out on a beach, this bikini will be one sweet way to bring in summer.

Cuatro: I’m usually a minimalist when it comes to jewelry but I love these earrings from Vanessa Mooney.  It is such a statement piece and will totally add dimension to your outfit.  I love the beading and faux stones.  Turquoise is one of my favorite stones, and this necklace is a cheap way to transform your outfit.

Cinco: And lastly one of my favorite dresses from Shop Bop.  The pattern on this dress is subtly Mexican inspired with a twist of techno.  One way many designers made the Aztec pattern popular again was by using neon colors giving the clothes a rave party vibe.  This dress is perfect because you can dress it up or down while still looking fabulous.

-Sara Freund

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