TREND: We Are Who We Are

Something that our country prides itself in is having a diversity of people and cultures, because in the end we are who we are. This focus is motivation for designers to look at the way other countries dress and live for inspirations in their collections. For this specific reason, different inspired prints are hot for this season, including tribal looks that remind you of Native American or even African American culture.

We have seen Native American inspired fashion for the past year rolling over to spring/summer of this year, always creating something new for us to look forward to. From feather headpieces to feather hair extensions, the recreation of this look has swooned Fashionistas/os everywhere. People have gone all out with dream catchers and embroidery details that are hard to not adore. While this tribal look has transcended as chic with beautiful tops, maxis and tunics, this season you’ll want to engage with this look. Whether you have Native American roots or not, you’ll be glad you invested in such beautiful pieces.

This week’s Fashionista was spotted wearing a navy blue tunic from Forever 21 with gorgeous pink, blue and orange embroidery. The colors are beautifully paired with a pop color pink handbag from a consignment store and a beautiful pair of DSW brown sandals. The brown in the sandals works well with the navy, giving this spring/summer look a great finish with a pair of leopard print Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

Hint: To get this look, invest in a tall silk embroidered tunic from Topshop if you want a simple chartreuse color, or a Mexican embroidered shift dress in gold from Free People. You can pair these two with a pair of Ecote toehold simple gladiator sandals or even a pair of Deena & Ozzy modern hybrid sandals, both from Urban Outfitters. Check out other designers like Missoni and Vivienne Tam for a look on how they did the embraced "tribal".

Also, check out a similar style guru report from Howard University, Brittney Jett in Tribal With Style.


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