The southwestern United States is a true melting pot of cultures, with Mexico so nearby and a legacy of Native American tribes (Apache, Navaho, Hopi, Pueblo and Zuni), there’s so much art and culture from which to draw inspiration. The fashion world’s been taking notice of southwest-inspired street style, most likely since its taken the summer concert tour by storm. If you’re thinking you need a pop of bright color, want to add a touch of pattern or geometric chic into your summer looks, look no further than this corner of the country.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.