How to rock Mexican street style

ELLE's Fashion Editor Harriet Stewart talks tassels, accessories and beachwear

How to rock Mexican street style

With summer around the corner, it's time to get your warbrobe in check ready for beach days, mini-breaks and fun in the sun.

Here, Harriet Stewart, Fashion Editor at ELLE, shows you how to nail the hottest new trend on the block.

"This season, we're taking inspiration from Mexico," says Harriet.

"Think vibrant colours, bold patterns and eye-catching details. Want in? This blue tassel dress with floral embroidery is your ticket to the fiesta!"

"For the ultimate in Mexican-inspired style, there really is only one shade – a bright, head-turning red," says Harriet. "Whether you go for a block colour or a striking pattern, it’s the colour of summer."

If you're heading out to a BBQ, garden party or even a day at the market, Harriet says, "Show off some subtle summer skin in a classic halter neck or off-the-shoulder maxi dress. Complete the look with a pair of statement earrings."

"Raw-hem denim shorts are making a comeback and this time they’re here to stay. This summer, wear your fashion-forward essentials with bright coloured peasant blouses and detailed tops, complete with tassels. You’ll be dressed to impress in no time."

"Tap into this season’s hottest trend with an embroidered cold-shoulder tee and tassel jeans. Pair with bright sandals for an extra pop of colour. Or go head to toe in a red, lace-trimmed top, vibrant printed trousers and bow sandals."

But the forward-facing fashion doesn't have to stop on dry land. According to Harriet, when it comes to swimwear, the future’s looking bright.

"This look lends itself brilliantly to swimwear – think bright and bold bikinis, embroidered halterneck swimsuits or a super-flattering one-piece with an all-over print. If black is your go-to, find your favourite styles amped up with embroidered florals and flashes of vivid colours."

"The final piece of the puzzle is a sheer cover-up to take you from beach to bar," says Harriet. "Whether you choose an electric blue kimono or throw on a white shirt, all you need to add is oversized sunglasses – and plenty of sass!"

Getting ready to update your warbrobe in time for summer? Make sure to check out George's full range of clothing, swimwear and accessories for women, men and kids at George or pop into your local store.