The latest summer trend, desert chic, look captures the arid-inspired vibe of the American Southwest. From plush suede and metallic details to rugged fringe and elegant neutrals, it’s full of surprises! Continue reading to get tips on how to rock this comfortable, yet tasteful look.

Close up of woman wearing a poncho and holding a hat.

A Neutral Base

A desert-inspired look is always a smart choice for summer. Whether you’re wearing a dress or a top and jeans, colors like tan and warm brown act as the perfect palette for this trend. It’s easy to express your personal style by adding splashes of color like indigo or a rustic red to your neutral base.

Loose-Fitted Clothing

The relaxing and casual aspect of this summer trend comes from the loose-fitted clothing associated with it. From ponchos to billowy dresses, it’s easy to stay comfortable and cool this summer while rocking a chic desert look. Scarves are a major feature of this trend. Add layers and get creative with your look!

Woman in Southwestern clothing.

Metallic Details

Although this desert-inspired look calls for relaxed clothing, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can’t dress it up. Metallic details will step up your look, and you’ll be ready for any occasion. Santa Fe Style jewelry makes an elegant and stylish choice for a chic look. Filled with Southwestern style, these pieces complement the flair and vibe of the season.

Tribal Prints

Always trending, tribal print seems like it was made for this look. The intricate designs and patterns of tribal prints add character to neutrals. Try combining a printed dress paired with a neutral shoe and Santa Fe Style jewelry. If you don’t want to be overwhelmed with patterns, try a beautiful tribal print scarf as an accessory.

Women wearing Southwestern-inspired clothing watching hot air balloons.

Trendy Textures

From fringe accessories to suede details, adding texture complements your desert chic look. You can even take this trend with you all year long by layering it with textured pieces. It will keep you feeling stylish and cool no matter the season!

Flamboyant Handbags

To uplift a look, working with your accessories is a great way to go. A handbag is a practical and easy accessory to use. A Southwest studded saddle bag creates classic chemistry for a Saharan-inspired appearance.

Desert chic is perfect for summer. Whether you’re keeping things casual with billowy clothing, or making a statement by adding shiny metallic accessories, you’ll be sure to look like a desert rose this season!

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