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the baja gets fresh…

by jazzi mcgilbert

As many a Spring Breaker can attest, Baja hoodies and Mexican blankets are some of the best souvenirs from South of the border. They're crazy comfy, colorful and cool enough to inspire Proenza and Vena Cava ready-to-wear. >> South of the Border: A beach staple gets a high fashion makeover

We already decorate our room with the blankets, cover up with the hoodies on the beach, and have recently been spotting the Mexican motif on more and more backpacks and shoes. And now the Southwestern staple is appearing on bottoms as shorts and skirts. We first fell for Stone Cold Fox's "Margarita Shorts" last summer (which have since sold out) and now that House of Holland and Mara Hoffman have reignited the trend, it's cropping up all over.

Which means one of two things: time to update your stoner staples or update your travel itinerary. Better yet, how about both? Take us with you? =

House of Holland Pre-SS12 shorts, on sale for 70 GBP

Mara Hoffman Mexican blanket shorts, $220.

, $225.

, $205.