Whether you're hoping to expand on this year's friendship bracelet trend or nostalgic for a good game of cowboys and Indians, one great way to feed your fancy is to invest in a few bold, colorful Navajo-print pieces. One of our favorite trends this season, the Native American-inspired look was shown on the runways by designers like LAMB, Proenza Schouler, and Isabel Marant — and satisfies our need to look cool, polished, and a little tribal. Balance the striking colors and prints with simple, solid separates and natural hair and makeup, to keep the look from veering too far into Pocahontas territory. Read to go West? Click through to see and shop our favorite Navajo-print picks.
We have a little thing for Native American prints and have long obsessed over Oregon heritage brand Pendleton's collaboration with Opening Ceremony. After 121 years in the business, Pendleton is taking its archive of textiles and prints and doing its own contemporary line called The Portland Collection, which launches this Fall/Winter '11. There are sweaters, dresses, weekend bags, and even an oversized blanket for cuddling with your honey. What do you think?
Admittedly, I've been a little preoccupied with the upcoming Spring collections. But, if there's anything that could shift my focus back to the style at hand, it's these wintery-perfect, cozy Navajo knits. I'm planning to channel Cato Van Ee's log cabin look from the pages of Vogue Gioiello and make the most of the cold weather in something similarly warm-and-toasty-chic. Care to do the same? Just click my picks above to shop.