Fashion Friday: Navajo Prints Up Next

I know we’re in the doldrums of winter (those of us in cold climates at least), but I already have my mind on spring. And rumor has it that whats comin’ at us big time in the spring is Navajo inspired prints! Some of the items below will work for winter (sweaters, boots and bags) but just know when you see something in this pattern it might be worth investing in! Even Jamie concurs.

Opening Ceremony did a line with Pendelton that brought their iconic patterns to modern lined garments:

We’ll see it in home too like these beautiful blankets

And these chairs from Anthro:

And here’s a collection I put together of items to help you get the look:

Navajo Cutout Dress – Black
$68 –
Print dress »

Navajo Cardigan
$168 –
Free people tops »

Pendleton Gun Powder Bag
$485 –
Vintage handbags »

Navajo Deco Cuff, Silver
$650 –
Silver bracelets »

Santa Fe Woven Top
$15 –


  1. Hi….the chairs are Kilims – very different from Navajo prints :). Global influence as opposed to American…..local. Enjoyed the your post.

  2. Blech, …this is a trend I won’t be looking forward to. I live in the Southwest, so this just looks like tired touristy stuff to me (except for the anthro chairs.) Maybe it’s more of a novelty for those who don’t see this motif nearby on the reservation or in Interstate highway convenience/gift stores. ; ) Thanks for your style posts. I really look forward to Friday’s on your blog.

  3. I LOVE that navajo skirt, although it might take some clever styling to pull off. Always been a fan of pendleton blankets — they are classics. Love your fashion fridays, keep up the great work!

    Katie @ Goodsy

  4. totally loving the navajo look; really love that tobi cardigan. style is so modern/fresh yet a little vintage at the same time, and totally comfy.

  5. I am so excited to see this. I’ve been holding on to a Navajo print coat since the early 1980s just waiting for it to come back. Finally that investment in closet real estate will pay off!

  6. I’d use this the same way I would ikat–in small doses. A pillow or a throw for home, maybe a blouse or a purse for accents. And if I were really in love with an item and was planning to invest more money, I’d pick a more neutral color palatte. I do really like the Gap sweater. It’s graphic and nicely cut.

  7. Those “blankets” are Indian as in India and not native American or Navajo inspired. These have been woven for centuries in the Kullu region of the Himalayas.

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