I recently attended a friend’s wedding in Guatemala and was instantly intrigued by the local women’s clothing. Vibrant colors were hand-woven into unique patterns. Some even had intricate beading that would probably cost $200 if you bought it at a department store. The Guatemalan woman and girls wore the woven skirts tied at the waist with a colorful belt over patterned ponchos. Here, I’ve shown how you can take traditional garb from your vacation and blend it into your modern look back home. I picked up a few of the pieces at a market in Antigua (probably for way over price since I posses absolutely zero bargaining skills). Still, each item was much less than I would have paid in America and I was supporting the hardworking locals.
1. Beaded Belt
Forever 21 jumpsuit, Guess sandals, jade bangles from Antigua market
2. Fabric Belt
Vince dress, Forever 21 necklace, Kors Michael Kors sandals.
Charley 5.0 denim leggings, Cosabella tank, lia sophia bangles, MICHAEL Michael Kors Berkley sandals