TRIBAL PRINTS TO START US OFF IN 2011

Again one of the biggest fashion trends around the world this year is the tribal trend. From Native American earrings to tribal inspired handbags to Maasai sandals and shawls-not forgetting West African Kitenge print dresses, you will find plenty of beautiful accessories depicting the tribal fashion trend to start us off for the fashion calendar.
L-R : glamorous_orange_tribal_print_maxi ; Rihanna in a tribal necklace
L-R : glamorous_orange_tribal_print_maxi ; Rihanna in a tribal necklace

Again one of the biggest fashion trends around the world this year is the tribal trend. From Native American earrings to tribal inspired handbags to Maasai sandals and shawls-not forgetting West African Kitenge print dresses, you will find plenty of beautiful accessories depicting the tribal fashion trend to start us off for the fashion calendar.

Some of the hot trends of the tribal collection this season, one is surely not to miss are;

Tribal handbags

These bags come in all shapes and sizes. Also tribal bags come in for different occasion. A boho tribal bag is good for the weekend, or any other informal outings. Lindsey Lohan and Miley Cyrus are famous with their boho tribal bags. The formal tribal handbags can be well paired with a formal outfit. They can be carried going to the office, or the tribal clutch can make a perfect accessory if paired with a black dress for evening wear.

Tribal prints dresses

Tribal prints are emerging yet again – even though they have been with us for ages, as a fun and festive way to bring color into your wardrobe. Bold prints are extremely popular now. I also spotted the picture of Kim Kardashian on the net in tribal shorts. Tribal prints can create a unique fashion statement for anyone who is willing to try. In tribal prints, you will find an eclectic mix of bright hues, with a bohemian influence. With eye-catching colors, you can certainly add elements of femininity to your look, with chunky gold jewelry, wood bangles, or stacked turquoise rings.

If you want the tribal print to be the focal point of your look, it is important to keep your makeup and accessories more subdued. If you want to try the tribal trend, but don’t feel like you can pull off the pattern, add neutral hues to your palette. A safari trench coat or a chic blazer will cut the intensity of the print. This patterned trend is popping up almost everywhere now, so be on the lookout and incorporate tribal prints into your every day look.

Tribal print shawls

Shawls add a touch of elegance when a woman knows how to throw it off the shoulder, and tribal shawls are not to disappoint. A tribal shawl can enhance your appearance, making you look classy and tasteful, at the same time. 

Tribal shoes

Tribal footwear is anything that appears exotic and looks as if it is from a different country. This can be seen through the use of beads, bright colors, a mix of prints, fringes, and by the overall look of the shoe. I love tribal inspired shoes since they can really make any outfit look exotic and unique. Maasai sandals which I have been wearing since the nineties have now become such a popular tribal wear. Wedge tribal shoes and even gladiator in tribal design are all readily available in the market for any stylish woman who cares for her looks.

Tribal jewellery

A woman, who uses tribal jewelry to touch up her evening attire, is like a chef adding exotic spices to a dish. She has to be careful that she does not overdo it. A piece of tribal jewelry can make an evening out on the town a special event. Her jewellery will make her stand out because she is not afraid to show off her inner personality to the people around her. Tribal jewelry can be spiritual and by using it to a special event, a woman is not afraid to stand out in a crowd.

To us these pieces are not something new; we have been wearing tribal prints throughout our lives in form of kitenge prints, the best coming from the West Africa countries-  only that now the fashion designers have polished our aged designs to make them look more adorable. A piece of kitenge can make a lovely tribal maxi dress which can be paired by maasai sandals. Even when wearing tribal trends, try not to over-do by wearing tribal prints from head to toe. A few pieces here and there are enough to complete your look.

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