Now and then, designers take inspiration from their journeys and come back with wonderful new fabrics and print ideas. On the catwalk, it translates into wild animals printed dresses (zebra, leopard, python etc.), super colorful plastron necklaces, wooden bracelets or tribal inspired garments. The ethnic chic trend can also be felt in fringe boots or maxi dresses, or giant earrings! HYPEED's member embrace this trend and gracefully adapt it to their own style!
Asos Africa dress (fair trade), Dune shoes, Sowhat bracelet
Ethnic Chic prints
A splash of colors, a zebra print scarf in her hair, and some wooden blangles: Rainbow tries all the props at the same time, and succeeds!
Top and shorts both sewed by her mother. The belt is vintage and was actually her dad's old belt. The shoes are Bjorn brand, The necklace is self-designed by her.
"I love the ethnic chic style because I mainly love prints since they are fun to wear and prints always make such a statement."
Cape from ASOS, shorts are vintage and boots from Topshop (she added a boot cuff from ebay) jumper is from Topshop.
"I love the bright colours and prints of the ethnic look and have found that this cape gives any outfit a colourful twist."
Dress : Paul and Joe Sister
Shoes : Mango
Sunglasses : Asos
"I like the 'Ethnic Chic' trend because to me it is the perfect style for summer. Playing with colors, patterns, materials. This dress is totally in accordance with this spirit. The shirt front is handmade with glitters, buttons, silk embroideries... I like all these details which make all the difference."
Tracy Feith - Raj brown ethnic print cotton strapless dress at bluefly.com (242.99$)
Tibi Tribal printed silk dress at Theoutnet.com ($180)
Rachel Pally mali tribal jersey 'Rebecca' dolman sleeve dress at Bluefly.com (98.39$)
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Steve Madden sandals at Jildorshoes.com (51.31€)
Balmain beaded Tstrap sandal at Bergdorfgoodman.com (477$)
Miss me women's kiki sandal at Endless.com (22.52$)
Asterisque accessorizes her ethnic maxi dress with tribal jewellery. Fierce!
"I'm proud of this look because I wear this little black dress... well I'm not a 'classic' person and even if I LOVE this dress I don't wear it often because it always seems 'too much'. Thanks to the ethnic accessories I made it more urban and contemporary and perfect for the last summer nights..."
Dress by Zara, cardigan by Pimkie, shoes by H&M, deer necklace by Accessorize, bag by Carpisa.
Lee Angel Embellished wooden bangle on Theoutnet.com ($30)
Aldo bangles on Aldo.com (15$)
House of Harlow 1960 Tribal Triangle necklace at boutiquetoyou.com ($72)
ASOS Bright Beaded Bib Necklace at Asos.com ($20.22)
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Into The Wild Animal Prints
"Every season tribal prints seem to always make their way back onto the trend board. I love the Ethnic Chic style because it allows you to wear a little bit of culture, nature, and inspiration from around the world in your outfit. It adds a little color and fun to any look, even if you just wear bits and pieces of it at one time. Ethnic prints and patterns standout all on their own, and you will be sure to make a statement wearing them without really trying too hard."
Leopard print dress from Old Navy, vintage belt and Stuart Weitzman wedges, vintage Burberry purse
Morgane embraces the ethnic chic style with oversized frames, a wooden necklace, leopard mini skirt and snake skin shoes!
Sweater and african necklace from her mother's closet, poncho from a small village in Bolivia
How to make your leopard shirt super chic? Wear it with pleated pants, like Jessica!
DIY skirt, vintage Burberry blouse, belt and sandals from Uterqüe.
"Ethnic style is able to cross borders and to capture perfectly the crossover of different fashion cultures, it's just magical!"
H&M leopard print blouse, a studded tank dress from Forever 21, cross necklace from Forever 21 and blue booties from Forever 21.
"I love the Ethnic Chic style because it's playful and works in many different ways. There are traditional ways to wear it, with neutral colors and animal prints, but then you can really make it fun with bright prints and mix and match them as well."
Thank you to all participants
Fashionable shops used in this feature
Lionne: La Lionne
Eva: Yummy Yo
Rainbow: Rainbow Dinosaur
J3nhow: The petite Blog
Giselle: Style of a Fashionista
Viou: Violaine Olga Madeleine
Dylana: Color Me Nana
Morgane: Leopard Legs
Jessica: About a Girl
Suzy: Beneath The Glass