Everywhere we look this season we’ll be bombarded with bold, colorful tribal prints. The intricate patterns and bright hues serve as cheerful homage to the summer months. Vivid colors and fun, exaggerated prints have long been a go-to for warm days. But this spin on the trend allows us to channel our inner Pocahontas or wild-at-heart boho princess.
Adding a splash of tribal print to your wardrobe can be done in a variety of ways. Pair a printed skirt with a solid-colored blouse or T-shirt. A vibrantly patterned maxi can look flawless with a messy updo and some artsy baubles. Rock a printed top with classic denim cutoffs, or switch it up with printed shorts or pants.
Retailers caught onto this trend early and the above mentioned pieces, as well as many others can be found at all your favorites. H&M has a great tribal tank and dress in stock. Express has some cool printed shorts and lots of jewelry inspired by the look. Zara has several uniquely printed Ts, and Forever21 has a couple maxis for so cheap you’ll be able to stock up on accessories too. Wherever you shop, you’re likely to find something to satisfy your penchant for print.
If you feel this trend really encapsulates your personal style and are willing to make a bit of an investment, one of the best places to start is Free People. The brand’s FP ONE collection is priced significantly higher than fast fashion merchants, ($198 for a skirt, $128 for shorts, etc.) but the quality and exclusivity of the garments may be worth it. The line is made in India, with the finest embroideries, prints, colors, and fabrics available. Here you’ll find the best the tribal trend has to offer. The skirt below is an example of how awesomely one-of-a-kind each piece is.
Playing with prints and mixing and matching is one of the most pleasing aspects of fashion. If your closet needs a pick-me-up for summer, throwing in some tribal print can take it to the next level. Shopping around for prints and pieces that are attractive to you and putting together your own mix of jewelry and accessories will ensure that your trendy ensemble is matchless. You’ll be forever solidified as a member of the stylish tribe.