Accessories Report

It is the trend dominating Hollywood (seen on trendsetters such as Jennifer Garner and Lauren Conrad, to name a few). It is the pattern monopolizing runways nationwide (can you say Oscar de la Renta?). It is the pattern seen in each and every storefront mall display. Strong prints, bold colors, intricate patterns and warm tones can all add up to only one thing: tribal print!

The native, colorful, earthy look is no longer restricted to “safari-wear.” However, the oversized and attention-demanding graphics can easily become overwhelming; therefore, it is the absolute perfect trend to experiment with using various accessories. A bright, patterned scarf, an armful of bangles or a noteworthy Navajo-esque belt can make a dull outfit pop.

The latest and greatest tribal accessory trend to try is flaunted by this week’s featured Fashionista, wearing brown, Oxford-style flats with a swath of trendy tribal fabric. Make the chic footwear the center of your ensemble by pairing with jeans or leggings and a natural-toned blouse. The “hot” colors inherent of tribal print may be suitable for a summer tank, but the pop of color on these closed-toe shoes provide the perfect transition of the trend for winter. Plus, such flats are ideal for standing out from the crowd of typical leather boots trekking around campus as soon as the temperatures plummet!

Spotted: Although the tribal trend has been featured across designer collections ranging from Givenchy to Christian Dior, Donna Karan took the style a step further by combining animal print silhouette dresses, wooden necklaces and bold black-and-white printed heels.


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