Tribal accessorising

Style is personal, while fashion is dictated. But when fashion trends are followed with a sense of personal style, you get something like this.

This argument of fashion dictating style or vice-versa is a very confusing territory. To be honest, it’s one that requires more words than this post demands. But what’s amazing about it is, everyone interprets it on a personal level.

On looking at this image from Madrid Fashion Week, you notice the on-trend vibrant accessorising more than the actual outfit. Much like, the former is playing the lead role. African tribal jewellery, colour-blocked wedge heels, a riot of colours on the head scarf and an orange leather belt, everything is cleverly colour-coordinated, without the said intention. The burst of candy pink lips and nails work as a roadmap to her outfit.

tribal street style

We’re loving the muted choice of clothes and a tan-hued handbag, as it all divert to the main aspect of her attire. The accessories!

angelica balanta street style

These images of Miss Balanta were snapped by Trendycrew.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.