For this series I have tried to come up with a lot of unusual ways to use the tribal print. I wanted to create outfits for different occasions because it gives people a better idea of how to style it. I did a more western style outfit using the tribal pattern this time because it would be more of a challenge on my part. I know that the sound of it is really odd, but if you work it right it can look really good. I found this tribal skirt and by itself it didn’t look all that western, but I decided to play with it. I added a white t-shirt because I felt like adding a nice necklaces against the white background would look really good. I later found this necklace that contained the whites and pinks found in the skirt. To me it looked kind of like one of those thick tribal necklaces. I added the earrings because they matched really well with the necklace and the skirt. I added some boots that looked almost like cow girl boots because what is a western look without the boots? I wasn’t going to add a purse until I found this one, it had the colors from the outfit and to me it looked like a saddle. I think that this look is very western and still incorporates the tribal very well. Patterns are something you have to play around with. All patterns can be used in many ways, but they are not always used the are the right way.
I was recently invited to a party which consists of everyone going to the movies, eating dinner, and having a sleepover. This invitation gave me the idea to do an outfit for the movie theatre but with the twist of adding in the tribal pattern. I always make sure to look good when I go to the movie theatre because I always manage to see someone from my school at the same theatre. It makes sense for me to find a few people from my school because the movies is the perfect hang out for teens. It’s an easy place to meet up with friends, tickets are not too expensive, and it’s always fun to watch a good movie with people. What I love about the movies is that I can wear whatever I want without having to worry about dress code and someone from my school is bound to see it.
I love wearing skirts and dresses to the movies because I never wear them to school. I always get afraid that the dress isn’t length appropriate because it’s kind of embarrassing when a teacher has to tell you to go to the front office and change into something more appropriate in front of people. For my outfit I put in a dress with a tribal patterned skirt that has the colors orange, yellow, and white. The top of the dress has a picture of a tiger that has the colors from the skirt. What I like about the dress is that it looks like a skirt and a shirt, plus I like how they used the tigers along with the tribal skirt. I always bring a jacket to the movies because sometimes it can get cold inside the theatre, I don’t handle the cold very well. I added a denim jacket along with the outfit because I think denim jackets are just so cool and stylish. The shoes are yellow and tan to go combine with the colors in the dress. I used wood jewelry because the browns go really well with the colors and because I always think of wood accessories when I see tribal patterned clothing (depending on the colors of course). A movie that I want to see is the movie Divergent. It’s coming out this Friday! I read the books and they were really good, hopefully the movie will be as good. What movie have you been wanting to see?
For my sister’s birthday last weekend, the whole family went to the zoo. It was a lot of fun to get to see all the animals, especially since the last zoo I went to was the one in Washington D.C. but we arrived late and none of the animals where out. I swear the only animals we really got to see at the Smithsonian Zoo was the squirrels running around, not very fun. At the zoo in Atlanta, there were all sorts of super amazing animals, even some that I just wanted to stuff into my bag and take home. Like for real, who wouldn’t want a baby Panda? I think my favorite animal to see was the gorillas because there were a lot of them and they were very interactive. You could even see one of the mothers with her baby on her back and the silver back hanging out around all the women. One of the ugliest animals there would have to be the naked mole rat, their teeth are so big and they look like wrinkly hot dogs. The zoo was divided into different continents and the animal were placed inside the continent they would most likely be found in. I really like the Africa section because it had the elephants and the giraffes which were really cool as well to look at. Something I got to experience at the zoo was trying dipping dots for the first time. I got cookie dough flavor and that was so much fun to eat. The texture was really weird yet enjoyable at the same time. Not to mention that the flavors were really good as well.
I took my tribal outfit picture in the African section of the zoo because when I think of Africa I think of small tribes. I wore a tribal pattern dress which had a lot of blue, orange, green, and brown. I wore a denim jacket to add some layers other than just the dress. I wore wood studded earrings with a wood bangle and a small wood beaded bracelet which was used to bring out the brown in the dress a bit more. I added a brown and teal blue belt which contrasted really well against the colors of the dress. I wore teal and brown sandals which were also colors found in the dress. I didn’t wear a necklace with this outfit because it would just get lost in the pattern and no one would really be able to see it.
Yesterday I posted the first post to the Tribal Nation Series that I’m doing this week. I talked yesterday about how the tribal pattern is a trend for spring 2014 according to the spring 2014 fashion shows. I also mentioned yesterday about how I truly like the tribal pattern because of how playful and fun it is. Tribal usually comes in brighter colors so it’s more of an upbeat pattern. Another tip I wanted to share about the tribal pattern is that you can use it for any sort of occasion whether it’s for a more casual occasion or a more formal event. You can even style bathing suits with the tribal pattern.
Spring break is coming up and I can already hear the ads on the radio talking about how we need to get the latest spring styles and stock up on things that we may need for spring break. Most people like to hit the beach during spring break because everyone has just gotten out of winter and this is the first break that we get from school after the long winter so people tend to go somewhere warm and sunny. Since most people have plans for the beach for their break and the tribal pattern is so popular this season, I created a tribal beach ware so you can spend your vacation in relaxation and style. I thought the bathing suit was perfect, it had amazing color, a good tribal pattern, and I liked the shape of the bathing suit. I really loved the neck piece because it doesn’t look like it’s part of the bathing suit but it really is. I used the orange pants with the white and gray shirt as the cover up because you could find those colors in the bathing suit and it matched really well with the pattern. I added the toms because they combined with the rest of the outfit and it also had a tribal pattern, the hat also went along well with the shoes and the outfit so I put it in because a girl needs to protect her face from the sun’s rays. I added a simple beach bag with the outfit and some simple sun glasses so it didn’t take away from the main pieces. I added the thin beaded jewelry because it’s very boho, and what girl would not like to be able to wear accessories while swimming? I also made sure to add a nice and pretty beach towel so that if you wanted to dry off, you still wouldn’t look bad doing it. I would definitely not mind wearing this to my next trip to the beach.