5.10.12

What I Wore // Tribal Lover for Life


In recent years, my clothing has gotten more and more simple, flat color, no pattern, ok barely any color at all.  About once or twice a year I'll look at my clothes and think, good lord, my style has gotten boring, maybe I'll try out ___________ <-- insert current trend here.  And more often than not, I end up hating how I look in the current trendy item.  My last trend fail was neon.  It just does not look good on me and doesn't suit my cozy introvert personality.  Thankfully, the good ol' Tribal trend has been going strong for about 2 years now and I'm going to stay on board with it even after it becomes passe.  Tribal prints are one of the few types of prints that I like on clothing and in jewelry and have always liked.  So I'm soaking up all the tribal prints I can get right now. 
Normally, I don't mix patterns.  My high school and early college self would be shocked to her me say that now because, woo, I wore some crazy outfits in my time.  But today I challenged myself by wearing my current favorite sweater and boots together.  And you know what?  I dig it!  I think it is crazier looking in my mind than it actually is in reality.  Do you like mixing patterns in your outfits?  What are your favorite patterns?

 Glasses  //  Prescription Ray Bans
Sweater  //  Urban Outfitters
Dress  //  have had for years,  Nordstrom
Purse  //  Thrifted
Leg Warmers  //  have had for years, can't remember brand
Boots  //  c/o Wanted Shoes

13 comments:

megan said...

this is so mod and southwest all rolled into one- clashing styles that just WORK!

Siobhan Watts said...

You look brilliant Moorea, I love your boots. I've been a fan of tribal patterns for SO long now as my parents were always big fans and their house is filled with them. I usually mix patterns and colours until my boyfriend refuses to leave the house with me, then I know I've gone a little too far...

chantilly said...

those boots are frigging brilliant. LOVE them!! x

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

super cute look- i just got a similar pair of boots that I am wearing with everything lately!

Deanna said...

Moorea!!! This outfit is too cute! Lately I've been really into mixing stripes and floral.

Claire said...

I got this same sweater but in a different color, I love it soooo much. So comfy hey?

Saar said...

I love this outfit!
I think it's fun and original! And I really like the sweater!!
I'm a big sucker tribal prints too!

Love, Saar

Roots and Feathers said...

total babe. and omg, i love those boots. need!!!!!!! you know how i feel about mixing prints and patterns :) im all over it. you rock this look. love it, and you!

daer0n said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the boots!

sara grace said...

I adore that sweater! I have 3 tribal style sweaters like that and they are indeed, my favorite. I wear them around the house, when traveling, when it's cold or warm! :) Glad I found your blog! xo Sara

Valentina Duracinsky said...

Love it!

Val
http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

Saint Allison said...

I loving all the tribal print for fall!

xo/Allison

Yellow Finch Designs said...

i love this look! my grandparents lived out west so i will always love tribal prints.