To the Aztec zone!

I grew up in the 90s in the UK. This may explain my love of prawn cocktail (rife on many a restaurant menu circa 1990) and cheesy gameshows (the only thing to watch if you wanted to be cool at school.) Anyway, my gameshow of choice was The Crystal Maze. A hugely creative concept with 4 different game areas, I spent most Saturday nights wishing I could go to the Aztec Zone.

(The highly authentic Aztec Zone from The Crystal Maze)

Almost 20 years on and I still want to visit the Aztec Zone, but instead have settled for a more realistic alternative – I will be channeling it through my fashion sense. As such, I’ve found this graphic, sequinned skirt from Zara. It has a real exotic luxe feel to it and is the perfect example of Aztec styling in an elegant form. I can see it looking fabulous with a peachy vest and gold sandals come Summer..

(Printed sequinned skirt, Zara, £79.99)

For a casual weekend look, I’m rather taken with this cotton waterfall jacket in a vibrant black, white, red and orange ikat-style print. Be sure to steer clear of traveller / hippy territory by pairing with a chunky necklace (see All Saints or Marni’s new range for H&M – out mid-March) and some chunky Hudson boots. Hot!

(Free People Ikat Print Cardigan, ASOS, £43.50)

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