October 21, 2009

How to Wear Traditional Latin American Clothing in Your City

How to Wear Traditional Guatemala Clothing in Modern Day

Local Women in Antigua, GuatemalaI 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.

3. Poncho
Charley 5.0 denim leggings, Cosabella tank, lia sophia bangles, MICHAEL Michael Kors Berkley sandals

Leave a Comment


  1. Sal commented:

    Such great suggestions for incorporating traditional items into modern ensembles!

    Notice: Undefined variable: comment_ID in /home/nginx/domains/ on line 30

get the newsletter

Sign up to receive Sydne's weekly newsletters for exclusive content, sale alerts and more!