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: Silver Rights Movement

Metallic outfit teen fashion blog
As we all know, today is Martin Luther King day.  Martin Luther King inspired people all around the world to stand up for what they believe in and to stick by it. He fought against segregation between blacks and whites and wanted equal rights for people of all races. He led multiple civil rights movements and stood tall for his beliefs. I admire his leadership skills, his confidence, and the ability to move the masses. I decided to do the Silver Rights Movement in honor of Dr. King.
This week I’m starting the first outfit series of my teen fashion blog, the metallic series. I decided to incorporate metallic colors into my outfits because some people get the idea that metallics are too flashy and/or tacky. If you know how to play with metallic colors the right way and don’t put too much you can create a really amazing outfit. I want to show everyone how to incorporate metallics into your closet in a fashionable way. The metallic color in this outfit is silver which can be very modern when appropriately styled. The shape and simplicity of the colors in the skirt make it very modern. The shirt is a black and white fringed sleeveless blouse which is tucked  into the skirt. The shirt is a variation of a tuxedo shirt. To go over the shirt I added a silver blazer to incorporate a little more silver and give the outfit a little edge. The heels are mostly silver with black square outlines and the flats are mostly black with a bit of silver. The jewelry is all silver and black, all the shapes are different which makes the outfit visually interesting. The clutch is ombre, it fades from black to white. The clutch adds more circles to the outfits, yet again adding more shapes. Martin Luther King became a role model to multiple people all over the world. Do you have a role model?