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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – do you know what you’ll be wearing on Thursday, May 5th. If the answer is no, don’t worry. Whether you’re heading for last-minute drinks or getting ready for a full-fledged celebrationwe’ve got all the style inspiration you’ll need.
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Bright sets of two pieces to simple dresses, the endless options. Also, the best part? These six Cinco de Mayo outfit ideas are so versatile they can work all summer long.
1. Stay cool with the classic white t-shirt from Everlane and the best-selling sneakers from VEJA
In May, you never know what the weather will call for, so the best way to plan your Cinco de Mayo look is to stay two steps ahead of Mother Nature (and her wrath). Everlane’s Organic Cotton Pocket T-Shirt is a foolproof top that works day, night or even on a bachelor weekend. Available in women’s sizes XS to XXXL, the certified organic cotton is durable, while the classic crew neck and cropped silhouette add just the right amount of style.
Balance the frames by adding Nicole Williams English x Bar lll tailored trousers. Available in women’s sizes 0-14, choose from comfrey (a pale green), raffia (a perfect understated yellow) or beige/khaki. Pleats give a polished structure, while the wide leg adds just the right amount of movement.
Play Meghan Markle’s playbook and step into her favorite VEJA sneakers. Available in women’s shoe sizes 36-41 (US sizes 6-11), this durable style comes in two color variations, all white and white with black trim. Designed with a logo-printed suede heel and finished with the brand’s signature V-stitching to the side, our editor called this sneaker her “latest obsession.”
Liven up this look by adding these Jane Win earrings. Dubbed the “perfect everyday earring”, these earrings feature 14k gold crescent and freshwater pearl accents that can be worn as a focal point or layered with other earrings of ears.
2. Make a stylish statement in Eloquii’s Multi-Color Dress
There’s no need to over-complicate your Cinco de Mayo outfit – or at least you won’t when you walk into The transparent long dress by ELOQUII. Available in plus sizes for women ranging from 14 to 28, this colorful dress pulls out all the bells and whistles. From a fitted bodice to smocked back, an A-line skirt and even adjustable waist ties!
Turn up the style factor of this look by stepping into Zayne Platform Sandals by Steve Madden. Available in women’s shoe sizes 5.5 through 11, the light blue and beige options feature the same rhinestone-embellished straps and a 5.75-inch platform heel.
Add a splash of color with this favorite cover of The Drop fans. This Amazon bestseller comes in nine colors, earning approval from over 2,400 reviewers. One reviewer says this bag is “fun, fashionable, and functional,” while another says “it beats the high-end designer in its closet.” Sold!
Create a sunny glow with Pixi’s bronzer subtly touched by the sun. It’s a versatile shade that can work on your cheeks and eyes, and best of all, it comes with a compact kabuki brush.
3. Stay effortlessly romantic in AFRM’s midi dress and Valentino’s fan-favorite blush
Tackle transition dressing with this AFRM’s best-selling Savy midi dress. Available in women’s sizes XS to XL, the plunging neckline bodice and full flared skirt are connected with an adjustable front keyhole that’s suitable for transitioning from day to night.
Stay comfortable and chic as you walk into Vince Camuto’s Roellan sandal. Available in women’s sizes 5.5-11, there are three different colors to choose from, with the ivory croc print being our favorite (looks more expensive than it is!). Whichever you choose, all three variations feature the same tapered toe strap, thin ankle band, and architectural-inspired 3.75-inch flat heel. With a near-perfect rating, one reviewer says they “had to buy two,” and another sums it up with a “hot, hot, hot!”
There’s no need to over-complicate your jewelry selections here. Instead, opt for these Mejuri Dome Hoop Earrings. Simple and understated, the bold classic design is handcrafted in vermeil, a thick layer of 18k gold over sterling silver, and remains ultra-lightweight. One review says she “loves[s] to wear them every day”, while another said, “she bought a second pair”.
Finish your look with the famous TikTok Valentino Eye2Check Blush & Eyeshadow Born in Roma. This fan-favorite cream-to-blush product is so popular it’s impossible to keep in stock. Reviewers can’t get enough of the buildable coverage and lightweight feel, calling it “a must buy.”
4. Trust Dior’s classic red lipstick to elevate DL1961’s neutral denim
You’ll be hard pressed to find anything better this Cinco de Mayo than The Celestial shirt from DL1961. Available in women’s sizes XS to XL, the drop-shoulder, hip-hugging shirt features pleats and cutouts at the waist. The wide three-quarter length sleeves and shirt-style collar add simplicity perfectly with the ultra-stylish caramel hue.
I could write you a trilogy (and more) about how much I love John Hepburn from DL1961, and I’ve been loving this light caramel shade ever since I first laid eyes last month. Available in women’s sizes 23 to 31, these pants have it all. The vintage high-rise cut through the waist and seat tapers outward from the thigh for a wide leg that hits above the ankle, while the faded orange and yellow and double waistband give it a a “trouser look” that is still in denim.
Stay neutral when entering & Other Stories chunky strap heeled leather sandals. Available in women’s sizes 4-11, choose from four shades, all featuring the same square-toe leather sandals with chunky straps and stacked block heels.
Incorporate Cinco de Mayo’s signature blue hue by adding this Belle and Blossom coat. This coat is available in two sizes, small/medium and large/XL, for an oversized fit. The indigo hue strongly mimics denim, modernizing the classic trench coat with a cooler silhouette that’s very wearable.
Stay on theme with another festive color by opting for Dior’s cult liquid lipstick. Dior’s signature red hue features a transfer-free matte formula that critics love. One reviewer says this lipstick is “absolutely gorgeous,” while another sums it up by calling it “perfect.”
5. Strut in style with the jumpsuit from Good American and pair it with Kendra Scott jewelry
Good American has done it again, but this time with its inclusive combination. The Fit for Success one-piece not only comes in two colors, features a concealed front zipper and two pockets, but also comes in extended women’s sizes 0-6 (or XS-3X). Ideal for transitional outfits, reviewers say they loved “the look and feel of the high-quality denim,” while others said it “ripped them at the waist.”
Since you’re forgoing the traditional two-piece look and investing in a single piece, invest your remaining cash in useful accessories, like these. zebra print mid-calf boots, by The Saddler. Available in women’s sizes 36 to 41 (US 6 to 11), these blue and white striped ankle boots come to the calf, are made of 100% leather and are from the brand’s current season.
The one thing I learned from #BamaRush on TikTok? Your jewelry must be from Kendra Scott and luckily, this multicolored ring is perfection. Available in women’s ring sizes 5 through 11, this crystal baguette ring has a high shine factor and is designed for the spotlight.
Add a wow factor using these Ashlyn Gold Statement Earrings. Unlike any earrings you’ve seen before, this version comes in three color choices, with abalone shell being the top choice. The swirls of green and blue create a petal effect on the organic stone and seashell that blends perfectly with the other pieces of your outfit.
6. Channel the ’90s with Reformation’s Cher ensemble and Steve Madden’s platform heels
Finally, strike a balance between fun and functionality in Expensive Reformation Set. Available in women’s sizes 0-12, this set includes a sleeveless crop top and matching mini skirt. The slim fit flatters your figure, while the off-white is perfect for anyone hesitant to wear white before Labor Day.
If like me, you think of perfection Sold-out Valentino Tan-Go Platform Heels would go with this look, not only are you not alone: you are in luck. Steve Madden Patent Skyrise Platform Pumps are not only a perfect dopplegänger, they are also affordable. Available in women’s sizes 6 through 11, these six-inch platforms come in three different colors and are a bargain at just $129.95!
Go all out on this natural theme by adding this COS Lightweight Blazer. Available in women’s sizes 2-14, it’s cut from a semi-lined viscose and linen blend for a relaxed fit. With slightly dropped shoulders, double welt pockets and tortoiseshell buttons, to be worn over or draped over the shoulders.
In true Cinco de Mayo fashion, bring this look to life with these brightly colored earrings. Ready to wear in eight different colors, this floral design is well received by critics. A bunch of reviewers rave about how “stunning and lightweight” these earrings are, while others add “they’re irresistibly beautiful.”
Tie this set up by pulling your hair back with this headband. The black velvet base features multicolored rhinestones for added sparkle, while the lined cushion inside keeps it cozy.
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