April 13, 2011

How Do You Wear This Seasons Hot Tribal Print Trend Without Looking Like You Actually Belong to a Tribe?

Who would even believe that this is the stunning Beyonce?! What a bad look for even the most beautiful person. Some people might find the above photo almost offensive. Others may find it beautiful. However, I am sure she didn't really wear this outside of the studio. She was posing for the cover shoot for the 90th anniversary cover of L’Officiel Paris while celebrating her African roots.
For once I can say that I look better than Beyonce in the top photo. (even though she would look fabulous wearing a burlap bag.) For my tribal look I decided to skip the face paint and opt for a more lady like interpretation. I bought this embroidered Aztec print skirt at Talbots about 5 years ago and I knew when I saw it that I would love and wear it forever. I am not a real tribal print person, but when I found a rare feminine sort of Aztecan print such as this, I knew I had to have it. It has a bit of a floral design which I think is what drew me in. I put a creamy colored "Audrey" style sweater with this skirt and little bow pumps to soften the look. I usually wear my hair up with this sweater because of the neckline, but I wore it down to make the look more laid back. I also popped on an aqua enamel bangle and aqua beaded earrings (that you can't see in the photo) to incorporate a pop of color.  I just wanted to prove to you that tribal prints don't have to look harsh. I think I proved it......didn't I?
Leave it to Oscar de la Renta to create the most perfectly lady like tribal prints. Click HERE to view his fall 2011 collection. I would wear them all! I love how he can take something wild and make it soft and feminine.

I thought this dress that I found on Etsy was another soft and feminine take on a tribal print. It would look so adorable with a pair of silver strappy sandals like the ones above left by Swedish Hasbeens for a more subtle look or a pair of bright yellow sandals like the ones on the top right by Yves Saint Laurent for a more "get me noticed" kind of look.

The tribal print dress below by Stolen Girfriends Club for ASOS is only for those ladies who dare to be daring! So adorable!

Absolutely LOVE the shoulder detail on this dress!

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Okay, instant love on that Asos dress! both the print, the shoulder, the neckline, everything!