ACCESSORIES REPORT: Here Comes Tribal

While my Instagram feed is filled with sites from Paris and London, I’m stuck stateside. However, you can get the look of a globetrotter (minus the airfare) with trending tribal wear. The modern tribal trend uses prints inspired from around the world. This season, these strong, graphic prints are bigger and brighter than ever. Look for your favorite pattern in a vibrant shade and get ready to stand out.

Nothing says summer quite like high-waisted shorts. This Fashionista pairs a basic crop top with teal bottoms. Drawing her outfit together with a metallic flair is her chained tribal necklace. I love the burst of pink this Fashionista uses on her lips. It’s the finishing touch that really makes her outfit pop. For a look like this Fashionista’s, pair a basic T-shirt with some colored shorts and add a statement necklace.

Utilize some international style inspiration for a unique look. Even a small amount of this trend can make a huge impact. I’m a sucker for a statement necklace, and this jeweled Angel Court piece has made my wish list for accessory must-haves. Most clothing with tribal patterns are bold and slightly oversized, so they look best when used as the focal point of an ensemble. Tone down the accessories and let the print speak for itself. Whether it’s vibrant colors in contrasting tones or relaxed neutrals, these eclectic patterns add that necessary jolt of energy to any ordinary outfit.

Spotted: Mara Hoffman’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear lights up the runway with tribal prints in electric hues.

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