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PHUKET: The hottest style of trend in pattern design this year is undoubtedly tribal. Last year saw an explosion of African-inspired prints hit runways and major stores and the trend has continued.

In 2012, prints have trickled down to the masses and evolved to feature Aztec and Southwestern Native American designs.

When wearing a tribal print, your look is instantly trendy. These fashion-forward pieces give you street-style flair with a cultivated edge. This look stirs up images of far-off lands and ancient civilizations.

Incorporating a few statement patterns will add a new dimension to your fashion sense.

Key characteristics of tribal prints include bold geometrical shapes, daring color combos and a mix of patterns and lines. Colors range from bright neons to dusty earth tones – depending on taste.

This trend looks great when paired with denim or solid colors – to avoid an over-the-top look. Donning natural accessories, such as leather and feathers, will add to the bohemian traveler theme.

Silver with turquoise accents really brings out the South American feel of this trend.

This look calls for simple sandals by day and boots or statement platforms by night.

Fearless prints are dominating all realms of apparel – from skirts and dresses, to leggings and shoes, this is one trend that keeps on expanding. Some women even sport intricate nail art that incorporate tribal and geometrical prints.

Remember to invest in pieces that you’ll actually wear and follow your instincts with this style.

Some fashionistas can pull off outrageous outfits that appear stunning, but if classic is more your taste, opt for something black and white – like a skirt or leggings.

Or add an attractive dress with a simple chevron pattern to your wardrobe and try it out on the weekend. This isn’t a look that you have to pull off daily.

Wearing a tribal print signifies that you’re ens vogue and tells everyone around that you have fun with fashion. Don’t overthink by focusing on more than one piece at a time.

Consider buying some Aztec jewelry or a geometric print clutch if wearing the clothing seems like too much for you. A little bit can go a long way with this trend, so have fun with it!

— Abby McMillin


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