Wow. I get very excited about fashion trends. I get even more excited about trends when I'm sure they're going to last into the next year. If top designers have anything to say about it, Global Chic is here to stay (at least through next year. Haha).
Suboo S/S '13
UK Marie Claire, June 2013
love the strong brow
Mara Hoffman, F/W '13
Oscar de la Renta, F/W '13
Fashion editorials as well as the runways were covered in the past two seasons with technicolor global prints and design. The key to pulling off this look is to pair a global item with a more everyday item. For example, wear a flowing bohemian top with preppy, more tailored pants. Try a tribal print maxi dress or skirt from a less expensive store with your favorite tee and belt. This world traveler look can be a bit bold, but you can translate it with pieces from your own wardrobe to make it work for you. Here are some looks below to inspire you:
Obviously, this girl is fully committed to the trend. But you gut the point. Mixing prints is a big part of the concept. As long as they are tone on tone, go for it!
The tribal inspired necklace changes everything in an otherwise simple look.
Try a bold scarf and stacked bracelets.
But, If you have not taken the plunge just yet...try an embroidered tunic. It just does not get any more classic than this. Tunics come in every shape, color and size. They range from a bohemian look to seriously preppy and elegant. I have a black silk one for cocktails that is lovely. A tunic is a risk free way to try the global trend as you can go as conservative or daring as you like. Another positive aspect is their forgiving nature: pair a tunic with skinny jeans or leggings for a slender look no matter the size of your mid-section.
Free People Top, $89.
Oh, and I did mention that the look is back for Fall/Winter? It's all very Dr. Zhivago/Twenties and I love it!