Cinco de Mayo is the biggest celebration in the US of Mexican culture and traditions. It’s our day to be a Mexican, wear a sombrero, drink some margaritas, and say hola, como estas to everyone we know.
But the question is now – what do I wear to my Cinco de Mayo party? Something subtle, with a slight nod to the Mexican culture? Or do we go a little over the top with something very authentic and traditional?
As experts in all things Mexico, here are our suggestions for your 5 de Mayo attire and accessorizing:
Simple and classic:
These obsidian bracelets dress up a simple outfit and are perfect with your LBD for those attending classy 5 de Mayo events. Sip your margarita in style with these glamorous pieces from Mexico. Best when worn in multiples.
Be a little bit louder with this belt:
Handmade in the highlands of Chiapas, this embroidered flowered belt looks great over a simple tunic or dress. You can even be super traditional and loud and proud and pair it with the eponymous flowered traditional Mexican blouse.
Frida Kahlo style:
A style icon in her day, although she preferred to shun convention and wear traditional attire from Mexico and Central America, she would be perfectly at home in a pair of earrings like this or an understated cocktail ring like this.
Tradition with a twist:
This skirt comes from a traditional village in a remote area of Chiapas, but will perfectly at home at a too cool for school 5 de Mayo party in Chelsea or Greenpoint.