That Look Models Elizabeth Grzejka | Natalia Bondareva

The Fashion gods have spoken and its official! Spring tribal prints and multi-cultural inspired accessories and shoes are an instant classic and a must have for the season


So ladies lets conjure up our own voodoo and grab some attention with a bold statement in everything from large geometric shapes to intricate ikat prints.The tribal trend hit the runways hard at many fashion shows for Spring 2010; they were exciting, interesting ,and a breath of fresh air.  As you can the prints were used in the most fabulous ways, from Marc by Marc Jacobs to Diane von Furstenberg, designers had great interpretations of the look.  The prints are now being seen on several A-list celebrities, such as fashion icons and innovators Rihanna and Beyonce. In other words DON'T sleep on this trend! Be a part of the tribal revival and make sure to get those pretty little hands on something with a great ethnic print. From rompers to shorts to dresses there’s plenty out there to mix and match and make work for you. Don’t fret you can totally pull it off!


Get the Look

Try this gorgeous fitted peplum dress. It can go from day to a night out! Tribal pieces such as this dress look great with edgy rock accessories and shoes such as these Givenchy open toed boots, African necklace, and hoop earrings to finish off the look. (Tribal Print Peplum Dress - $64, Givenchy Embossed Open-toed boots $1,130, Woman Necklace - $180, Genie Hoops - $20)


Diane von Furstenberg

had some great tribal looks including this embellished short length dress in an energetic yellow with eye catching details.


 played with mix and matching prints (which ordinarily Id be opposed to)but it looked hot!  The mix of geometric shapes and interesting prints just worked and paired with strappy native inspired sandals, took the look to the next level of fabulousness.



Get the Look

Don’t be afraid to experiment with mixing different prints together in one outfit. These African printed shorts pair great with an ikat printed blouse. The colors pop at the eye and the fullness of the blouse really works with a tight fitted short. Put it together with a great wooden necklace, thick bangle and flat strappy sandals and you’re ready for anything the day throws at you. (Abby Low-rise Fishbone Shorts - $15, Vanessa Ikat Tank - $15, Wooden Tribal Necklace - $31, Tribal Bangle - $22, Captivate Ships 4/27 sandals -



Marc by Marc Jacobs

had women strutting down the runway looking fierce, confident and strong in his take on tribal prints. The colors were electrifying and I couldn’t take my eyes off the designs. All his pieces seemed to have some volume pumped into different parts of the looks. Dresses were A-line, pants were full and cropped at the calf, and looks were topped off with cute and colorful bags and chunky bangles.



Get the Look

Look for interesting colorful prints. This tribal patterned tube top dress has an appealing look, with great tones for any skin color. Its airy A-line style is ultra comfort and strapless shoulders give you the opportunity to show some skin off. Pair the dress with some wood bangles, neutral colored dangle earrings, interesting clutch in wicker, and wedge platforms to die for! Showcase the colorful dress and use accessories with natural hues to complement rather than over power it. (Tribal Patterned Smocked Tube Top Dress - $13, Jessica Simpson tribal drop earrings - $22, Nuer Bangle - $53, Straw Studios Wicker Clutch - $46, Cynthia Vincent Amber "Roma"Ledge Wedges - $350)


All in all the tribal looks for Spring are bold and strong, and what woman doesn’t want to make that statement! So tap into your inner ferocious feline and strut your stuff in one of the springs hottest trends and there’s nothing you won’t conquer!



Fashion Writer Angel Velez

Image design Angel Velez



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