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“How Can I Wear It?” Tribal Style

Tribal style was are a huge inspiration for designers this season. We’ve seen it on every runway from Etro to Balenciaga.  The trend looks great in editorials when the models have a spray tan and palm leaves as skirts, but how can we embrace the tribal trend in real life? Look for pieces that convey an exotic feel without being too literal. You don’t want to look like you’ve just stepped off the show Survivor.

Going TribalStart by adding more earth tones into your wardrobe.  Deep hues like dark olive, rust and khaki make for a great base when adding more ethnic jewelry or bold prints. Look for modern pieces that have a tribal twist like maxi dresses, safari shorts, animal print scarves and shirt-dresses. Next, choose a key item to serve as your statement piece. Printed pants are making a major comeback and look especially fresh with a silk top and wedges. Or you can play with a colorful embroidered blouse and pair it with some cotton shorts and over-sized shades.

If you don’t feel like going too crazy with this trend, but love the look, try hunting for chunky wooden or brass jewelery at your local vintage store. They often have some great finds that give simple jeans and a t-shirt combo some interest. Flea markets are another great place to find fridge handbags and printed caftans that embody the tribal trend perfectly.

Photo Credit: VOGUE China

Red Carpet Watch: The Met Ball

Every year, stars and style mavens alike gather to celebrate fashion and the arts at the Metropolitan Ball in New York City. This year, they paid special homage to the late Alexander McQueen and the exhibit featuring his greatest designs. Sarah Jessica Parker and  Salma Hayek were both dressed in McQueen designs, while others supported their other favorite designers.

In contrast to the bright hues we saw at the Oscars just a few months ago, the Met’s red carpet was filled with nude, yellow and beige tones. These natural colors have been huge trend in the last few seasons and will continue to be a fashion statement this year. I have included some of my favorite “nude” looks below.

One of my favorite looks of the evening, Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

Love this gorgeous silhouette! Rene Zellweger in Carolina Herrera

Taking a cue from Swan Lake perhaps? Liv Tyler in Stella McCartney

Showing off her baby pump in style, Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney

Loving the long sleeves! Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney