So imagine my excitement to find that the Spring/Summer 2012 trends are all about the tribal. In fact, some of my favorite surf clothing companies, Roxy, Billabong and O'Neill were first on scene mixing the desert-based classics with cool beachwear. There's just something so visually appealing about the milky neutral color palette paired with faded denim and breathable fabrics that makes it SO summer chic. No matter what the statement: bold or accented, tribal print adds energy to any outfit and is a fabulous alternative to the bold florals that dominated Spring.
With that being said, I grabbed a few essentials on my last shopping trip that incorporate the trend without being too over-the-top.
Roxy Vagabond Purse - 100% cotton crossbody purse, with a rope drawcord cinch top and adorned with wooden beads. "Chic, stylish, and totally Roxy."
O'Neill Ikat Shorts - Distressed wash demin shorts with destroyed detail and tribal inset sides.
O'Neill Chantilly Shirt - Heather gray, 100% Cotton French Terry with crochet insets at sides.
Pair this with some bangles or some cute accessories, but keep it simple. It's easy to over-do it and have your accessories and outfit in competition. You want the focus on the details, let the clothes speak for themselves.