There was a definite touch of the wild in September, when models stalked spring-fashion runways wearing animal prints, exotic patterns and bold statement jewelry.
Designer Michael Kors presented khaki cargo pants for men and women, messenger bags with crocodile-skin straps and flowing ochre-colored hand-dyed dresses accented with snakeskin straps.
The good news is that shoppers will have no problem exploring this tribal-inspired trend. With retailers offering woven leather sandals, vibrant graphic prints and eye- catching spiky necklaces and cuffs, its easy to add a touch of the wild to a wardrobe.
American Eagle carries colorful tribal-inspired designs printed on simple summer dresses, swimsuits and skirts.
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Bags from Burberry feature multicolored geometric prints in woven raffia and colored beads, and a roomy Payless tote features a zippy ikat print.
In shoes, look for sandals and wedges in earthy colors, animal prints and decorative accents, such as the American Rag Aseleste Wedge featuring Southwest-flavored geometric stitching.
A chunky tribal-inspired necklace or cuff is an easy way to add an exotic accessory to a simple T-shirt and blazer or an otherwise unadorned summer dress.
Edgy designs by Pamela Love, carried at Barney's and other high-end retailers, include resin spike bracelets and necklaces in matte blacks, reds and turquoise.
Or for an elegant accent, try a gold metal arrowhead necklace with an inlaid red python design by Kara Ross, $290 at Thomaslaine.com.