MELTING POT

This season we are seeing a lot of inspiration from around the world. Designers like Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are traveling the globe to find inspiration for their collections.

This dress designer found inspiration closer to home—a homage to American Indian chic influenced by a bit of festival hype. We might see Kate Moss or Sienna Miller in a version of this look at Woodstock.

We accessorized this dress from Cabana in Dallas (call for availability) with a pair of Steve Madden gladiators that we got on SALE earlier this spring. The leather is considerably more thick than other cheap versions we have found and we sighed a bit of relief to not have another gladiator that zips up the back (a sign that you bought a shoe from China…generally the Italians go for the legitimate buckle).

If this pair has a bit too much coverage for you (and your legs), try the
Fitzwell – Valtina
from zappos.com.

To add a rocker influence to this look, add this black grommeted bag by Forever 21. We removed the straps and are wearing it as a clutch.

For a sexier and more mature version of this look, try the Ever Loveland Draped Layer Dress from shopbop.com. We have been falling all over ourselves with every piece this designer has put out this season. Accessorize with the same pieces but add the Benefit necklace up top for a bit of interest.