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Traditionally a Serape is a mexican poncho made of brightly-colored wool, usually with fringed ends. Recently, however, the brightly colored stripe print that is prevalent on this traditional garment has been taken and adapted to modern clothing. Gracing everything from swimsuits to shoes this trend has taken hold of the southwest and even made its way into the high-fashion world of Ralph Lauren. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite serape pieces. These pieces are very wearable and can be incorporated into nearly every wardrobe. From Rancho Estancia At the top of our favorites list is this adorable dress by Rancho Estancia. The short length is offset by a slight a-line cut and 3/4 sleeves that end in a sweet bell. Pair with boots or sandals for a cool summer look, or add tights for a style that can translate straight into fall.   From Double D Ranchwear This cool tee with embellished details is casual, cute, and extremely versatile. Pair with jeans or a skirt and some great jewelry for a bright and happy summer look. From Gull and Marie via Etsy A jean jacket should be a staple in every wardrobe, but spice up a simple one with this serape insert. Handmade and totally unique for a piece you’ll be proud to wear again and again. From Maud by Laura via Etsy Another totally unique piece, this serape and leather handbag is totally handmade for a one-of-a-kind purse that will match everything in your closet. From Rancho Estancia If you’re not ready to commit to a full serape getup, go for these striped shorts. They are subtle, classy, and casual. Pair with a plain tee and boots for a casual and cute daytime look. From Rancho Estancia via Sheplers If you have already fallen in love with this patterned trend, this serape maxi dress is for you. An adorable all-over pattern in a figure flattering cut. From Tasha Polizzi We love all the different lines in this Tasha Polizzi asymmetrical skirt. The unique hemline, ruffles, and angle of the stripes make this skirt a truly fascinating part of any wardrobe. Pair with a simple tee and sandals for a cute summer look. From Cowgirl Justice via Sheplers Looking for a sundress? Look no further than this adorable Cowgirl Justice number. Vertical stripes lengthen the body for a slimmer appearance, a flouncy skirt adds volume for a feminine figure, and the bright colors are perfect for the summer sun. From Scully via Zappos For a skirt that has a little more coverage without being as overwhelming as a maxi skirt, try this faux wrap skirt from Scully. Trendy, flattering, and casual, this skirt is a summer staple.