Anyone who has been around for a season or two knows ethnic prints are really nothing new. These colorful flashes in the fashion pan are trotted out every few years and make the rounds from runway to off the rack retail faster than you can say, “How.” The same people who are putting feathers in their hair and flaunting zig-zag bead sack necklaces at pow-wows across the American urban landscape will be marching to a completely different drummer and a different trend in four months flat. Thus, the transient nature of fashion.
HOW-FREAKIN’-EVER – trendiness DOES NOT excuse blatant transgressions against decent taste and quality style. There are some instances in which a trend like tribal is taken to a dark and tacky place. A place where beads, feathers and chains are misused in gross error, with shapeless tops and strange, irregular patterns ruling the day.
Tribal print jumpers? Tribal print leggings? Polyester? Iron-on prints? Excess chain fringe? No, no… this will not due.
Behold: 5 Tribal Print Trend Tragedies
Tribal Print Legging: $10.80
Get along little doggies, these tribal prints are your misfortune and NONE of my own.
Tribal Maxi Skirt: $19.80
If nothing else, it’s great for sending smoke signals.
Tribal Princess Necklace: $14.80
“Feel as regal as a tribal princess.”
Or as silly as a person wearing something that looks like an elephant’s cock ring.
Animal Tribal Tee:$16.90
If someone could go ahead and discover for me what kind of animal is exactly on this tee, that’d be great. Are those horses? Giraffes? Is that a gaggle of geese on the bottom trim? I that big blotch up there a bull? You know, to match how shitty this is.
Vibrant Bib Necklace: $10.80
This appeals to both my subtle taste in heavily feathered and beaded necklaces as well as my love of bibs.
Forever 21, WTF?