May 25, 2011

Going Tribal

I went to Charming Charlie this week on the hunt for a mens-style watch. While rummaging through their immense collection of color coded accessories, I found the clearance rack. Oh, yes. I am a sucker for severely reduced prices. In the clearance section is where I found three necklaces of the tribal variety.

I haven't immersed myself in this bold, colorful trend because I lean towards timidity unless I make a mental note not too. I do like the patterns and colors, I just never thought I could pull it off. The necklaces I bought (above) are bright, chunky and out of my zone, so I had to conduct a scientific experiment to see how I'd work them.
 
Experiment #1
This is the snazziest of the two looks. I love this blazer and will forever wear it until it is no longer white...then I'll wear it as a beige blazer. I went for a warmer palette, with the exception of the gray jersey skirt to break it up a bit. I'd prefer brown sandals like these since it is the summer (I'm working on getting a pair), but the booties were good enough for this illustration. You get what I'm getting at.

Experiment #2
This is the more casual approach, especially with the early 90's denim shorts. These are cooler colors, with a pop of orange in the purse to compliment the necklace. Minus the heels, I'd wear this to classes. On the weekend though, heels are totally acceptable. I would probably layer on more bangles too. 

All in all, I liked experimenting with tribal accessories. I might even invest in some ikat printed items later on. 

Give Good Face
---Audrey W.

8 comments:

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  2. I really want to start working the tribal trend into my wardrobe too. I love the silver necklace in the middle, so pretty :)

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  3. oooh love what you picked out~
    I have such a hard time picking out statement jewelry b/c there seems to be so many different ways to style them! love the looks here :D
    xo Diana

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  4. I love tribal print. Nice outfit and great blog!

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  5. Love the last outfit! loads of fun :)

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  6. I love the brown booties! :)
    Xx

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