Tribal Nation Series: School Tribal Outfit

Tribal Nation Series: School Tribal Outfit
Today I am starting the Tribal Nation series which is all about the tribal pattern. In the spring 2014 fashion week show, one of the trends for this spring was tribal. I think it is an interesting and very fun fashion trend that is very fitting for the spring since in my opinion, the tribal pattern looks better in brighter colors. When I think of tribal I think back to one of my childhood’s Halloween costumes where I dressed as an Indian because the dress had a tribal pattern. I am really excited to start doing outfits for this trend because the tribal pattern is very funky and it’s a lot of fun to play around with. I have been noticing the tribal trend in pretty much all of the stores I have been to recently. I already have four or five pieces in my closet with a tribal pattern, but I got them around the fall not so much to follow the trend but because I fell in love with the specific pattern.
I have also noticed the tribal pattern slowly creeping up among the halls at my school. I have been looking around at the clothes people are wearing and as the days go by, the more tribal patterns I see on shirts and tights. I can already tell that this spring I am going to see a lot of boho clothing at my school because along with the tribal pattern there are the head pieces and braids that the women wear on the hit show Reign. A quick tribal tip I wanted to share  with you is that you don’t want to over do the pattern, too much tribal can cause your outfit to look like a costume.
I decided to start off with a tribal outfit that is perfect for school. This outfit definitely represents my style and is the type of outfit you would catch me wearing at school. Two nights ago one of my friends sent me a picture of her outfit. The outfit had a burgundy cardigan with a navy blue blouse inside, and a long necklace. She said that she created an Allyson outfit. The day after another one of my friends came in with a black cardigan and a white blouse and said she created an Allyson, that definitely put a smile on my face. This outfit has an orange cardigan with a tribal blouse inside. I loved this blouse because of the fun colors and the sheer fabrics. I made sure to include blue pants and an orange cardigan because they were colors found in the shirt and it didn’t look like too much color. I added orange sperrys because it went with the cardigan and because for some reason I think they are a very cute shoe. The jewelry is orange and blue as well, I know it sounds like there is a lot of those two colors but if you look at the outfit it’s not over done. One of my favorite pieces in the outfit would have to be the book bag. I really love the pattern and the colors in it, I just wish I could find a book bag like that in the stores I go to. Are you riding the tribal wagon yet?
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Metallic Fashion Series: Shiny Like a Penny

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We are coming close to the end of the metallic series. Even though I have had lots of fun creating these outfits, I am ready to start doing new outfits for different inspirations and hopefully do more series such as this one. So far I have done a lot of gold and silver and I just want to break away from those two colors. For this outfit I decided to use a copper color and go a little more bold with the metallic instead of a smaller piece such as some shorts or a jacket. Wearing metallic colors is like having a spotlight shine down on you the whole time you wear the piece. The more metallic you wear (as long as you know how to use them right) the brighter that spotlight will shine over you. I added the copper dress and created an outfit around it with more toned down colors because the dress is already bright enough. This dress is very versatile, the sky is the limit when in comes to mixing and matching this dress. I decided to use black and some lighter looking metallic. The black blazer breaks up all the copper at the top. The heels I used for this dress have rose gold and silver which went amazingly against the black background. I used a black and gold sandal because the design was eye-catching and made the outfit look elegant. All the accessories have black and rose gold in them which keeps everything on the same color palette. I used a rose gold and black belt over the copper dress to add even more flare. The purse has a light pink (like a rose gold without a shine), gray, and black which still sticks to the color palette. Sometimes it’s harder to make a bold step but it does pay off once people see you in it. Have you ever worn something that you weren’t sure about but once you wore it you felt amazing in it? What was it?