aztec shorts

Aztec Shorts 4 Ways: Casual

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts

Ever since my obsession (see here) with aztec print started with these mark. Aztec Empire shorts I knew the easiest way to wear them is just with a plain old white tee.  Sometimes a tee and shorts is all you need for a summer day’s outfit and really, it’s the most functional.  It may feel like the lazy girl’s way out when compared to the other 2 ways I posted how to wear these shorts (Look 1 and Look 2) but if it works it works.

Casual way to wear Aztec printed shorts

Casual way to wear Aztec printed shorts

LOOK 3 WEARING AZTEC PRINTS CASUALLY – White tee, wrap bracelet, rubber watch, straw fedora, casual demi wedges and a packable tote!

how to wear aztec printed shorts casually

how to wear aztec printed shorts casually

For my casual look I just paired the mark. Aztec Empire shorts with a white tee (Tilly’s).    With a functional look of a tee and shorts I needed to keep my accessories just as functional, like with my new summer favorite fedora (Charming Charlie’s and last seen here), a rubber watch and my Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet.  They add just a little something so this look could go from concerts in the park to the local fair to poolside without a doubt.

Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet

Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet and mark. Nailed It Shade Pink Spark

Even if you’re sitting poolside enjoying an iced tea there’s a chance that your day might end up doing something completely different.  That’s why you need an easily packable tote and walkable shoes for whatever the day might bring.  These mark. Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges (last seen here) are the perfect shoe for just that occasion.  Follow it up with the Avon Classic Carry All Tote bag (show in mint also available in coral, last seen here) and you’ll be good to go!

Relaxed Look For A Relaxed Day

Relaxed Look For A Relaxed Day

Aztec print shorts are just as easy to dress down for all your summer activities as they are to dress up.  Just another reason why these mark. Aztec Empire shorts are the perfect addition to you summer wardrobe.  You’ve already seen Look 1, Look 2 and now Look 3 so peep back for Look 4 tomorrow!  In the mean time you can shop the mark. Aztec Empire Shorts ($30), Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet ($12.99, orig 16.99!), mark. Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges ($38 – orig $42!) and the Avon Classic Carry All Totebag ($24) at by eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and last day to use promo code TIER20 for an extra discount!

Trending Tuesday: #summeraztec

If the world of Alicia was the internet, aztec would totally be trending.  Aztec prints have been in for a hot minute but I really just couldn’t get into them at first because it just was a 90’s flashback and not in a good way.  I’m talking hammer pants in aztec prints, kind of flashback.  Like all old trends made new again, the trend came back modernized.  I just had to wait for the right inspiration… or pinspiration!  Here’s a few favorite aztec pinspiration!  (and check out more on my pinterest board Summer Aztec)

Aztec Plazo Pants

Aztec Plazo Pants

Navy Aztec and A Killer Statement Cuff

Navy Aztec and A Killer Statement Cuff

Aztec Shorts and Open Stitch Sweater

Aztec Shorts and Open Stitch Sweater

Killer Aztec Print Dress

Killer Aztec Print Dress

Aztec Nails

Aztec Nails

I dabbled with some aztec influence this winter (as seen here) but the print fits summer so much better!  Its fun, playful and colorful, everything a good summer trend needs to be.  For me personally I’m loving the trend glitzed up and in more fun colors, not the dusty dessert shades.  Which is why these mark. Aztec Empire shorts ($30) were the perfect pick for me to start with.  I love the colors and the print, while a little 90’s-esq, its modernized.  I’ve been fully pinspired so this week see how I styled these shorts 4 different ways:  casual, fun, dressed up and for going out!

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts ($30)

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts ($30)

Have you been feeling the aztec trend lately?  What pieces have you added or what pieces do you have your eye on?