LouisaG :: Trending :: Aztec

From The Beach People the original design is still my favourite, we will be rolling it out again this Summer. Purchase this roundie $99 here  #affiliate

From The Beach People the original design is still my favourite, we will be rolling it out again this Summer. Purchase this roundie $99 here  #affiliate

Ever the trend spotter, I do love a trend, trend spotting is so much easier due to the power of Instagram and Pinterest. 

The online space gives a strong indication of a trend, before its seen in stores. Chevron started in 2009, and there is still retailers bringing it out now. Maybe it's the new classic? The Boho gypsy trend is stronger now than it was in the early 90's. And stripes? They never go out.

The last time I remember the Aztec being as popular was the Summer of 1992-93, I was in the States on a school trip. We took a day trip to Tijuana Mexico, and for a bunch of 16 + 17 year old's the city made quite the impression. I don't think I was prepared for the young street kids begging on the street. We were warned not to make eye contact or to stop and speak with them. Our hearts broke, I think we all wanted to  give them a cuddle and everything we had. Fairly confronting for a bunch of private school kids from Adelaide.

We shopped up a storm, in a mall type market. I bought a knock off Gucci Watch, a faux Chanel purse and a green, pink and white Aztec rug. Such a strange purchase for a 17 year old, but I loved interiors even back then, and apparently I had to have it. Not sure how I managed to carry it around in my suitcase for the rest of the trip, clearly I was a determined kid. I need to track that rug down, I think it is still upstairs at my parent's pub.

The Aztec print is strong, but my favourite look is the classic black and white. I can imagine the black and white print will be around for a little longer than the multi colour styles. With a bold print like Aztec I would stay on the budget level. Bold trends seem to have a shorter window than a more classic style. Fortunately, there are a plethora or budget Aztec style finds. How are you embracing the Aztec trend, is it one for you?

Mono Aztec Scarf $24.95, be quick its on sale right now at $14.95 from Katies, shop it here  #affiliate

Mono Aztec Scarf $24.95, be quick its on sale right now at $14.95 from Katies, shop it here  #affiliate

Silver toned stamped aztec earrings from Katies $12.95, make them yours. #affiliate

Silver toned stamped aztec earrings from Katies $12.95, make them yours. #affiliate

O'Neill Awakening pant $79.95, these are the soft pant you need to add to your wardrobe, shop them here. #affiliate

O'Neill Awakening pant $79.95, these are the soft pant you need to add to your wardrobe, shop them here. #affiliate

Punchy fun aztec cushion screen printed from Hunting For George $69.95, make this baby yours, click to buy. #affiliate

Punchy fun aztec cushion screen printed from Hunting For George $69.95, make this baby yours, click to buy. #affiliate

I have a feeling this aztec place mat will keep appearing on your dinner table year after year. Great priced at $8.95, get it here. #affiliate

I have a feeling this aztec place mat will keep appearing on your dinner table year after year. Great priced at $8.95, get it here. #affiliate

Have You Met Miss Jones Aztec Planter $49.95, a gorgeous addition to your home, plant with herbs by your kitchen door. Mint is a great herb to place by your door, the strong scent of mint helps to keep flies away.

Have You Met Miss Jones Aztec Planter $49.95, a gorgeous addition to your home, plant with herbs by your kitchen door. Mint is a great herb to place by your door, the strong scent of mint helps to keep flies away.

Black Aztec beach umbrella from The Hall at Typo $69.95, and double Black Aztec double beach towel $49.95, #yay Shop the umbrella here and the towel here.

Black Aztec beach umbrella from The Hall at Typo $69.95, and double Black Aztec double beach towel $49.95, #yay Shop the umbrella here and the towel here.

Boho Print Journal $19.95 at Typo, shop it here

Boho Print Journal $19.95 at Typo, shop it here

The wristlet piping purse from Colette Hayman is the ideal handy little bargain to add a little aztec to your world. shop it here #affiliate

The wristlet piping purse from Colette Hayman is the ideal handy little bargain to add a little aztec to your world. shop it here #affiliate

Maybe a subtle nod to aztec is more your style. This is the the right weekend beach hat for this Summer. From Condura The Karima Fedora $19.95. Click here to buy it. #affiliate

Maybe a subtle nod to aztec is more your style. This is the the right weekend beach hat for this Summer. From Condura The Karima Fedora $19.95. Click here to buy it. #affiliate

Ever reliable Ikea and their aztec know as Lappljung Ruta rugs in two sizes from $99, here. The cushion is a bargain buy at $12.95, check them out here.

Ever reliable Ikea and their aztec know as Lappljung Ruta rugs in two sizes from $99, here. The cushion is a bargain buy at $12.95, check them out here.

Get your sweet baby into the print aztec  coverall from Target $10, shop it here.

Get your sweet baby into the print aztec  coverall from Target $10, shop it here.

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louisa gormley

I've been bouncing around the blogging space and on social blogging since 2007. You may have seen me in my role as a graphic designer and creative director at Notable Imprint, the business I created with my husband. I've blogged at Hello Fleurieu, How Two Thrive with my former biz partner {and still firm friend, Amie Turner} and briefly on Mrs Notable. And now you'll find me here, blogging my heart out, sharing all I love at LouisaG. We grow, we change and evolve, this new space reflects the real me, the me that is stronger for my past, and excited about the future. I have a bright future, one I never imagined because I've made lots of small changes, and these small positive changes have made a big impact on my life.