Personally, I don’t think the tribal trend ever really goes “out”…but it can certainly be more “in” at times. And right now is one of those times. The tribal trend consists of strong, graphic prints (black and white mixed with darker prints is a recognizable element) combined with warm, earthy tones (black, browns, deep reds and oranges) and natural accents (straw, wood). Some women understandably find the trend a little overwhelming and in this case, they key is to keep the rest of your look very simple.
Featured: Atria Cut-Out Flat by Aerin, $268
I asked Patience–our newest (and youngest) addition to The Shoe Hive team–to put together a couple of looks with the representations of the tribal trends we currently have in store. I love what she came up with. Because the prints are often oversized and strong, they work best when paired with simple shapes, shades and fabrics. Looking to add even more color? Look to your accessories–here Patience has incorporated colorful handbags to complement the prints. If you are feeling even braver, natural accents–a wooden armful of bangles or a beaded cuff–or matte (not shiny) metallics set off tribal prints perfectly.
Featured: Carlita Sandal by Aerin, $328