Trend Alert: Tribal

Tribal, ethnic, indigenous, Indian, African or Aboriginal, the hottest trend this summer comes with many different names and even more choices. And what makes this trend even better is the fact that you probably own some of the hottest and hippest pieces already – why you ask? Because tribal = traditional!

Bust out your maang tikkas, kundan, haath phools, and payals – real or fake, it doesn’t matter, the key here is more more more! The same goes for clothes: tribal focuses on prints like ikat and laharia, and bright colours – making your Indian wardrobe the perfect starting place.

Central to carrying out this trend is to strike a balance between east and west, and to know when and where to draw the line so you stay on fleek rather than off point.

Weekend Casual

Grab your favourite summer dress or maxi skirt, a pair of gladiator sandals and a bandana, and your look is over half way there! Elevate your look with a plethora of matt finish goodies. We especially love these gold plated bangles by Amethyst – stack them high, and intermix them with some bright coloured glass bangles. Top it off with a statement ring like this gold plated chakra ring  and a pair of burnished gold disk earrings, both by Amrapali.


At the Office

Just because you have to be smartly dressed at work doesn’t mean that you can’t bring a little nomadic chic to your desk. We love Outhouse’s coral and black half moon earrings – their subtle design with a pop of colour will add a little oomph to look. Pair them with a single statement bangle, see Amethyst’s square shaped gold plated bangle with carnelian to complete the look and bring a little life to your urban jungle.


Date Night

So here’s the thing, most guys don’t really get trends. I mean think about their wardrobes, jeans, trousers, a shirt – standard. The trick in this case is moderation. Pick a safe outfit that makes you look and feel great, and accentuate it with some arty accessories. We love these uber dangly amethyst earrings by Outhouse and this dual knuckle-busting ring by Micare.



Woohoo! it’s party time! With pool parties and summer festivals in abundance, there’s no time like now to transform your wayfaring ways to your clothes and accessories. Comfort is key, so grab your most worn in shorts, and a printed shirt, layer with a waistcoat, or anything with tassels, and your favourite ankle boots or sandals. Rock this global nomadic look with an OTT headpiece – like this pearl and gold spiked matha patti by Outhouse, an aggressive cuff and an in-your-face ring – both by Amethyst.


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