Two weeks ago you saw my tribal print jacket in this post, but did you realize it was reversible? While the red printed side has a lot of color and trims, I wanted the reverse side to be more subtle in color and print. This way the black contrast trims stand out more to give the silhouette of the jacket.
I designed the fabric for this jacket, and the print was inspired by the bracelets that I’m wearing below. They are made by tribes in Africa, who melt down old flip flops and twist them together to make these interesting rubber bracelets. The stripe patterns they make are quite beautiful, hence the stripe shape pattern on the fabric.
Wearing a tribal print jacket can be quite a statement by itself, I recommend (as I did with the last post with this jacket) to pair it with basic colors in interesting shapes and textures. Of course you can wear jeans, but the perforated leather of the shorts provides visual interest without being too extreme. The black trim on this easy white shell is also a nice detail- it mirrors the lines of the jacket but doesn’t fight with the shape at all.
On another note, I’ve been joking around quite a bit lately that I match my iPhone case to my outfit, as I have collected quite a few from WaKase (affordable and durable!). So, I’ve been changing them up for every outfit. It is my biggest accessory, the one item I carry with me all the time, so why not match? Also, in outfit photos it’s the reality of what I’m doing; I’m not always casually sipping on coffee in the summer heat, sitting on a curb or frolicking on the beach. I’m on my phone. So, why not include it as part of the look? You can shop my black nest WaKase here!
You can shop this grey tribal print fabric (and other colors!) in my Spoonflower shop. The leather shorts are Oak, available here, similar here. Top, Forever21. Sunglasses, Les Specs. Shoes, Aldo (old). iPhone case, WaKase.