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Summer Mood Board: Latinx Style Roundup & Mixtape

Crank up the Malo,

Fire Up the Grill, & Inflate the Pool!!

SUMMER 2019 is HERE!!!!

I was born on the TX/MEX border on July 9,1989- and when I was a kid- I would always proclaim that summer was my birthday. Not the 9th, not July- I claimed the WHOLE DAMN SEASON! Now, right on the cusp of 30- I'm feeling the same way... watch out bitches, not only is SUMMER - MY - BIRTHDAY... Summer 2019 is my 30th birthday! Three Decades! Double Quince time y'all!!!!!

So for my birthday- I'm asking y'all to follow & support these 20 dope latinx brands cranking out summer lewk must haves for all stylin' latinxs ready to SLAY not only with apparel- but with makeup, accessories, ANDDD corresponding jams!! Who's birthday is it anyway?! It's everyone's!!!

I give you:

20 Latinx Brands to Support this Summer &

the Playlist Inspired By Them

(get the full playlist HERE, click the links of each shop to see their Instagrams)

Summer Jams:

Oye Mi Canto: N.O.R.E., Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Gem Star, & Big Mato

Gasolina: Daddy Yankee

Taki Taki: Ozuna, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, DJ Snake

My Boo // Ghost Town DJS

Must Have: Gimme that Est. top in a 1989 please

Summer Jams:

You Send Me // Sam Cooke

Earth Angel // The Penguins

Suavecito // Malo

Heaven Must be Missing an Angel // Tavares

Must Have: Selena Ruffle Top!!

Summer Jams:

See Line Woman // Nina Simone

Muevete // Gloria Trevi

Summertime // Nina Simone

Like a Girl // Lizzo

After the Storm // Kali Uchis

Mi Bomba Sono // Celia Cruz

Must Have: Hotter than the Hell I've Been Thru Tee

Summer Jam:

Tighten Up // Archie Bell & the Drells

Come & Get Your Love // Redbone

It Feels like Summer // Childish Gambino

Must Have: HELLO! Bonita Bathing Suit OMG

Summertime Jams:

Mia // Bad Bunny, Drake

I Like It // Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Caro // Bad Bunny

Twerk // City Girls ft Cardi B

Must Have: WILD Thoughts Hat

Summertime Jams:

Groovin // The Rascals

Tell Her She's Lovely // El Chicano

All Day Music // War

Saturday in the Park // Chicago

Oh Honey // Delegation

Must Have: Bomb Booty Shorts, Allllll the Eyeshadow Pallets

Summertime Jams:

California Love // Tupac, Dr Dre

I Like the Way You Love Me // Brenton Wood

Nena // Malo

I Don't Wanna Cry // Brand New Faces

Must Have: They're running low on those bikinis so you better get yours quick

Summertime Jams:

Summer // War

Amarrame // Mon Laferte, Juanes

tu si sabes quererme // Natalia Lafourcade, Los Macorinos

Carinito // Los Hijos Del Sol

Amor, Amor De Mis Amores // Natalia Lafourcade, Devendra Banhart

Must Have: This is absolute diosa jewelry! Gimme all the chunky stone chokers!

Carnival // The Cardigans

Young Hearts Run Free // Candi Staton

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom // Selena

Disco Medley // Selena

Must Have: Selena Body Tee for your everyday Selena dress-up fantasies

Summertime Jams:

Tao Tao // Grupo Control

El Tucanazo // Los Tucanes de Tijuana

Techno Cumbia // Selena

Summertime Jams:

A Lot- 21 Savage

This is America- Childish Gamino

What's Going On- Marvin Gaye

Alright- Kendrick Lamar

Must Have: all the Believe Women merch- but I'd wear tf outta that "Slap Your Local Racist" shirt

Summertime Jams:

Big Ol Freak // Megan Thee Stallion

Shoop // Salt-N-Pepa

Boys // Lizzo

Tempo // Lizzo

Must Have: ALL OF IT

Summertime Jams:

Cumbia Caliente- Fito Olivares

Aquita de Melon- Fito Olivares

Baila Esta Cumbia- Selena

Mi Piquito de Oro- Ramon Ayala

Ojala Te Animes- Bobby Pulido

Barbaro- Mozart La Para, Tainy

Must Have: Bitch! The STREETS ARE CALLING!

Summertime Jams:

Everybody Loves the Sunshine // Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Como Un Ave // Grupo Celeste

El Oasis // Los Destellos

A Patricia // Los Destellos

Must Have: Adorable Handmade Playsuits

Summertime Jams:

Juice // Lizzo

Water Me // Lizoo

Tyrant // Kali Uchis, Fuego

Con Altura // J Balvin, Rosalia, El Guincho

Suavecito Y Apretaito // Sonora Tropicana

Summertime Jams:

Agua // Manzanita y Su Conjunto

Constelacion // Los Destellos

Cumbia Sampuesana // La Luz Roja de San Marcos

Cumbia Cienaguera // La Luz Roja de San Marcos

Summertime Jams:

Vivan Las Mujeres // Raul Hitler

Caramelos // Celia Cruz

Que Bello // Sonora Tropicana

Scuse Me // Lizzo

Must Have: I wear the virgencita gloss everyday

Summertime Jams:

The Witch // The Sonics

The Witch// The Bamboos

Black Magic Woman // Santana

Come on // Los Saicos

Demolicion // Los Saicos

Must Haves: Dem Spiked Sunglasses

Summertime Jams:

La Chona- Los Tucanes De Tijuana

Gallina- Fito Olivares Y Su Grupo

Se Menea- Los Karkik's

La Chica Sexy- Los Tucanes De Tijuana

La Nina Fresa- Banda Zeta

Arremángala Arrempújala- Los Karkik's

Must Haves: Alllll the Serape

Summertime Jams:

Hey Baby- The Marvelletes

Give Him A Great Big Kiss- The Shangri Las

Melting- Kali Uchis

Just A Stranger- Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy

Sonido Amazonica- Los Mirlos

Heat Wave- Martha and the Vandellas

Must Have: Kali rocked the hell outta the "Beat It Creep" shirt in her iconic pink hair Por Vida era, but I love the special Valfre twist on "Ni Santas, Ni Putas"

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