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Start With This | Summer Threads Inspired By The American Southwest

Prep for warmer weather with playful colors and patterns, and some highly unexpected silhouettes.

Michelle Griesmanby Michelle Griesman

Whether you’re planning a trip, or a just a trip outside the┬ábounds of your ordinary wardrobe, take a fun cue from the American Southwest. Spring into warmer weather with playful colors and patterns, and some highly unexpected silhouettes. While they may seem more grandpa than grandly stylish, when strategically paired together with super modern staples, we bet you will look nothing but well outfitted.

The inspiration behind it all started with a simple pair of cheeky sneakers. Try the Matchcort Shoes by Adidas which, from afar, probably don’t look like anything but a sleek pair of athletic shoes. Up close, we bet they start some conversations as folks nearby notice to tiny, well-articulated cacti.

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With those cheerful shoes, you need some garb. The snap-front Western Canyon shirt by Pendleton pairs well with some understated high tech shorts, like the fast-drying Surf ‘N Turf hybrid shorts by Volcom. Keep your hands free with a cool, kitschy fanny pack, like the Sixteen Hip Pack by Herschel, and always aim to view the world through rose colored glasses, even if the lenses are a deep dark grey, like in the unexpected Carla Colour Lind shades.

Wherever your travels take you, be it to the red rocks of Clark County Nevada, or one of the stunningly beautiful national parks in Arizona, you won’t fit right in but rather your photos will definitely stand out when you sport clothes inspired by the region.