OUTFIT: Tribe of Tan and Taupe
This is a toned down version of the tribal and geometric tribal trends. By keeping the clothing pieces neutral colors, this helps give the metallic trendy piece a blank canvas to sit on. However, the clothing isn't without it's own style. I wanted to keep everything looking casual yet polished. I have long hair, so I often wear hair accessories, similar to the leaf barrettes. These add glimmer to my otherwise dull hair. The shoes are a nice surprise at the bottom of long column of black fabric from the maxi dress. The Spring weather can be a bit cool here in Virginia, and I'm cold natured, so I often need a cardigan or lightweight jacket with me at all times. This faux leather jacket is tailored, which fits the slim silhouette of the dress nicely, while providing warmth. The tan color pulls from the shoes and is complimented from the punched leather bag. The necklace, earrings, and rings play with the geometric trend using soft metallics. The necklace is the boldest jewelry piece. I gave it a simple dress to help it stand out. However, if it's too bold for you, there are delicate single or layered triangles options available that will be a bit more subtle. Also, these earrings make a big statement. If you prefer stud earrings, try some simple triangle earrings. They will definitely be more delicate and lighter on your ears. I love this small bag, but if you tend to carry more things (like I do) try a larger tan cross body or satchel bag. The wedge shoes play with both the tribal and geometric trends. If these are too high or busy for you, try some tan flats. They can have a bit of interesting detail like some pleating or textured fabric, and still work nicely with this outfit. If you are a shorter gal, wear a knee length or shorter dress, to make your legs look longer. As you see, style is about playing around with pieces to see what works best. You can swap out different pieces...a cardigan or draped vest instead of the jacket, more delicate jewelry, flatter shoes, etc...and get the same general look. It's all about what makes you look and feel your best. Fashion should never be uncomfortable. You shouldn't have to suffer to look good. I love a good corset and sky high heels, but that's a rare thing for me to wear. I prefer understated elegance. You can be very comfortable and still look sensational.