Accessories Report

Don’t let the clear blue skies and sun fool you. It’s still bitter cold here in Illinois. The wind keeps us on our toes (if they haven’t frozen off by now) as it whips across the empty corn fields and grassy fields the Prairie State is so known for. It’s tough to find the energy to look good and keep warm, but even the simplest of outfits can be transformed into an ensemble with the right accessories!

This Fashionista started with a simple base to make layering as easy as possible. Her olive skinny pants have a subtle zipper detail on the ankle, and a light tank on top to kick things off. Over her tank top she layered a chiffon quarter length blouse and added an Aztec tribal printed scarf. Aztec was a huge trend in the summer that carried effortlessly into the fall and looks like it’s going to stay around for a few more seasons as well! The bright yet balanced pattern and colors bring attention to the best accessory any Fashionista/o can wear, a big bright smile. If you’re not ready to wear it in such a flashy fashion, headbands and bracelets are a subtle way to ease into an otherwise intimidating print. However, tribal print is everywhere.

In keeping with the safari feel of her outfit this Fashionista stacked her vintage watch, chain bracelet and giraffe wrap bracelet. Animal themed jewelry make for cute, quirky accessories that never get old. What really impressed me about her outfit though, was her ability to effortlessly blend the glitz of rhinestones with the earthy tones. The khaki and brown leather bag keep things modern and young with crystal accents along the side, and it’s a perfect size for carrying books around campus in place of a backpack. This Fashionista draws everything to a close with a pair of perforated leather combat boots for a look that’s the perfect combination of tribal safari glam.

Spotted: Tia Cibani takes the Aztec print and gives it a fresh spin with a pixelated and dotted appearance in her spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection.


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