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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner—do you know what you’ll be wearing come Thursday, May 5. If the answer is no, don’t worry. Whether you’re heading to last-minute drinks or preparing for a full-fledged celebration, we have all of the style inspiration you’ll need.
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From bright two-piece sets to simple dresses, the options endless. Plus, the best part? These six Cinco de Mayo outfit ideas are so versatile that they can work all summer long.
1. Stay cool in Everlane’s classic white T-shirt and VEJA’s best-selling sneakers
Come May, you never know what the forecast will call for, so the best way to plan your Cinco de Mayo look is by staying two steps ahead of Mother Nature (and her wrath). Everlane’s Organic Cotton Box-Cut Pocket Tee is a foolproof top that works day, night or even on a bachelorette weekend. Available in women’s sizes XS to XXXL, the certified organic cotton is sustainable, while the classic crew neck and cropped silhouette add just the right amount of style.
Balance frames by adding Nicole Williams English x Bar lll’s tailored trousers. Available in women’s sizes 0 to 14, choose from Comfrey (a pale green), Raffia (a perfect muted yellow) or beige/khaki. The pleats lend a polished structure, while the wide leg adds the right amount of movement.
Take a play out of Meghan Markle’s handbook and step into her favorite VEJA sneakers. Available in women’s shoe sizes 36 to 41 (US sizes 6 to 11), this sustainable style comes in two color variations, all white and white with black trim. Designed with a logo-printed suede heel and finished with the label’s signature ‘V’ stitching on the side, our writer called this sneaker her “latest obsession.”
Jazz up this look by adding these Jane Win earrings. Dubbed the “perfect everyday earring,” these studs feature 14k gold crescent and freshwater pearl accents that can be worn as a focal point or layered with other earrings.
2. Make a stylish statement in Eloquii’s multi-colored dress
There’s no need to overcomplicate your Cinco de Mayo outfit—or at least, you won’t when stepping into ELOQUII’s sheer maxi dress. Available in women’s plus sizes ranging from 14 to 28, this colorful dress pulls out all the bells and whistles. From a fitted bodice to back smocking, an A-line skirt and even adjustable self waist ties!
Ramp up the style factor on this look by stepping into Steve Madden’s Zayne platform heel sandals. Available in women’s shoe sizes 5.5 to 11, both the light blue and beige options feature the same rhinestone-embellished straps and 5.75-inch platform heel.
Add a pop of color with this fan-favorite clutch from The Drop. This Amazon best-seller is available in nine colors, earning more than 2,400 reviewers’ approval. One reviewer says this bag is “fun, fashionable and functional,” while another says “it beats the high-end designer in her closet.” Sold!
Create a sun-kissed glow with Pixi’s bronzer in subtly sun touched. 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 transitional dressing with this AFRM’s best-selling Savy midi dress. Available in women’s sizes XS to XL, the plunging-neck bodice and sweeping maxi skirt are connected to an adjustable front keyhole that’s suitable to go from day to night.
Stay comfortable and chic by stepping into Vince Camuto’s Roellan sandal. Available in women’s sizes 5.5 to 11, there are three different colors to select from, with the ivory croc print being our favorite (it looks more expensive than it is!). Regardless of your choice, all three variations feature the same tapered toe strap, slender ankle band and a 3.75-inch architecturally-inspired flatiron 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 overcomplicate your jewelry selections here. Instead, go for these Dôme Hoops from Mejuri. Simple and understated, the classic bold design is handcrafted in vermeil, a thick 18k gold layer on sterling silver, and remains ultra-lightweight. One reviewer claims she “love[s] them for everyday wear,” while another says, “she bought a second pair.”
Finish your look off with the TikTok-famous Valentino Eye2Check Blush & Eyeshadow in 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, deeming it “a must buy.”
4. Rely on Dior’s classic red lipstick to elevate DL1961’s neutral denim
You’ll be hard-pressed to find something better this Cinco de Mayo than DL1961’s Celeste shirt. Available in women’s sizes XS to XL, the hip-grazing, drop-shoulder shirt features pleat and cutout detailing at its waist. The three-quart length wide sleeves and shirt-style collar add simplicity pair to perfection with the ultra-stylish butterscotch hue.
I could write you a trilogy (and then some) about how much I love DL1961’s Hepburn denim, and I’ve been raving this light butterscotch shade since I first laid eyes on last month. Available in women’s sizes 23 to 31, this pant has it all. The vintage high-rise fit through the waist and seat tapers outward from the thigh for a wide leg that hits above the ankle, while the washed, yellow-toned orange and double waistband give it a “trouser look” that’s still denim.
Stay neutral by stepping into & Other Stories Chunky Strap Heeled Leather Sandals. Available in women’s shoe sizes 4 to 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 shade 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 shade strongly mimics denim, modernizing the classic trench coat with a cooler silhouette that’s highly wearable.
Stay on theme with yet another festive color by reaching for Dior’s cult-classic liquid lipstick. The iconic Dior red shade presents a transfer-proof matte formula that reviewers love. One reviewer says this lipstick is “absolutely beautiful,” while another sums it up by calling it “perfect.”
5. Strut in style with Good American’s jumpsuit and pair it with Kendra Scott jewelry
Good American has done it again—only this time, with their inclusive jumpsuit. The Fit for Success one-piece not only comes in two colors, features a hidden front zipper and two pockets, but also comes in women’s extended sizes 0 to 6 (or XS to 3X). Ideal for transitional dressing, reviewers say they loved how “high-quality the denim material looked and felt,” while others said, “it snatched them at the waist.”
Since you’re forgoing the traditional two-piece look and investing in just one-piece, invest your remaining money in worthwhile accessories, like these zebra-print calf boots, from The Saddler. Available in women’s shoe sizes 36 to 41 (US 6 to 11), these blue and white stripped boots hit the calf, are crafted from 100% leather, and are from the brand’s current season.
The one thing I learned from #BamaRush on TikTok? Your jewelry must come from Kendra Scott and fortunately, this multi-colored ring is perfection. Available in women’s ring sizes 5 to 11, this crystal baguette ring has a high shine factor and made for the spotlight.
Add a wow factor with the help of these Ashlyn Gold Statement earrings. Unlike any statement earrings you’ve seen before, this version comes in three color choices, with the Abalone Shell as our top pick. The swirls of green and blue create a petal-like effect on the organic stone and shell that perfectly pair with the other pieces in your outfit.
6. Channel the ’90s with Reformation’s Cher set and Steve Madden’s platform heels
Finally, strike a balance between fun and function in Reformation’s Cher set. Available in women’s sizes 0 to 12, this set features a sleeveless, cropped top and matching mini skirt. The slim-fit highlights your shape, while the off-white is perfect for anyone on the fence about wearing white before Labor Day.
If like me, you’re thinking about how perfect Valentino’s sold-out Tan-Go platform heels would go with this look, you’re not only not alone: You’re in luck. Steve Madden’s Skyrise patent platform heels are not only a spot-on dopplegänger,they’re affordable, too. Available in women’s shoe sizes 6 to 11, these six-inch platforms come in three different colors and are a steal at only $129.95!
Go all-in on this natural theme by adding this COS lightweight blazer. Available in women’s sizes 2 to 14, it’s crafted from an viscose-linen blend that’s half-lined for a relaxed fit. With softly dropped shoulders, double welt pockets, and tortoise buttons, wear on or draped over shoulders.
In true Cinco de Mayo fashion, bring this look to life with these brightly colored drop earrings. Ready to wear in eight different colors, this floral design comes well-received by reviewers. A group of reviewers raves over how “stunning and lightweight” these earrings are, while others add “they’re irresistibly beautiful.”
Tie this ensemble together by pulling your hair back with this headband. The black velvet base features multi-colored rhinestones for added sparkle, while the lined pad on its interior keeps it comfortable.
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