Viva Fiesta Fashion

Medal mania, paper picado, Mariachi music, nightly fireworks,  and flower crowns, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the South Texas Tradition of Fiesta. For 10 days, city-wide revelry embodies San Antonio. Much like Texas wildflowers, events spring up all over town celebrating years of history and culture. This year the Alamo city is celebrating its 126th Fiesta which calls for lavish fashion that rivals the floral wreaths adorning entry-ways everywhere.

To share in the festivities I have styled a few outfits as a guide to looks I would wear to any Tejano event.

Flirty in Floral

My first look was created by finding a staple blouse, something that embodied the Fiesta spirit (in my opinion) and then pairing it with my favorite pair of jeans for all-day comfort. I found this flirty piece at Hemline in the Quarry for $88. The local boutique celebrated their first anniversary this past Saturday and provide great statement pieces to shop. Once you have your outfit done, throw on some printed heels and you’re all set for anything from Fiesta to siesta. I styled my look with tassel wedges for additional pizzazz.

Puebla Peasant Dress

If you are looking for a more traditional look, bold colors and floral embroidery are a safe start. Since yellow is not usually a color I parade, I decided to give it a try for Fiesta. The loose fitting style is perfect for Oyster Bake and NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio) where food is as abundant as appetites. This style of dress is wonderful because not only is it Fiesta approved, but they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your personal preference. Since I take advantage of any opportunity to boost my height, I paired the look with some neutral wedges and a Huipil Market clutch for major Spring vibes.

Embroidery Essentials

The final look I crafted is ideal when have your heart set on wearing a specific piece but aren’t sure how to tie it in with the Fiesta theme. Here, I purchased this Chambray off-shoulder dress and accessorized it with a floral stitched belt. If you haven’t found quite the outfit you’d like for the celebrations, accessories can be your best friend. I added these Elaine Turner earrings to complete my look.


Hope these ideas help you invite a little more Fiesta into your wardrobe!

Cheers San Antonio!


Fiesta Event Schedule

Photography by Wayfarer Photography

White blouse, Yellow Puebla Dress, and Embroidered belt: Hemline

Chambray off-the-shoulder dress: Banana Republic

Clutch: Huipil Market

Earrings: Elaine Turner

Tassel Wedges: Cabi



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