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Trying Tribal


Tribal? So I was a little bit scared by this trend. Just because, you know, I’m no spring chicken, even if I do still feel 18 inside, and all those clichés that people my age spurt when faced by the mutton dressed as lamb dilemma. Oh god, are they a bit young for me? It hurts to type that.

But anyway, I was feeling myself strangely drawn to a pair of tribal print trousers I’d seen online at Cautiously, I went to visit them in the shop, but to my great disappointment, they didn’t stock them in my local store. So I was still left hanging. Anyway, I was having a little shop in the DP online sales and suddenly fell foul of the old ‘free delivery if you spend more than £75’ trick. I clicked the aforementioned tribals into the basket in the most kamikaze of fashions, justifying this crazy move with the free delivery bracket. How could I not?

So they came. And they were exactly as I expected so no surprises there. Here they are.


Me, looking pensive. ‘I like these trousers, but will anyone else? And do I care?’

Tribal print trousers,, £25
Vest, Allsaints, £25
Wedges, Bertie, £36 reduced from £75 at Selfridges
Aviators, Tom Ford
Bracelets and Ring, ASOS
Nails, Leighton Denny, Viva La Diva
Photographs by Kerry Webber

So there you have it. I’ve done it. I’ve got the tribal trousers. I haven’t actually worn them out yet. But I will (I think?) Have you got any pieces that you love but you’re a little bit shy to wear? Let me know about your fashion fears.

Can’t wait to hear from you



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10 Responses to Trying Tribal

  1. Looking Fab in your forties July 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    They are gorgeous! Love them on you and those shoes are to die for! You don’t have to worry at your age about what you wear, I wanted a pair of FC Harem trousers but knew I was too old! I just ordered a great maxi skirt from DP, they have some cute things at the moment! oh and I got a few things from next – how do leopard print shoe boots for £15 grab ya?

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  2. RRyan July 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    You are so chic! I would trust you to style me anyday, for any occasion! Fabulous!

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  3. sarahbetty July 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    I really like this look. The trousers paired with the shoes looks tribally fierce 🙂

    Sarah Betty

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  4. FortyNotOut July 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    i really like them! You can definitely wear these girl! I was he same about my harem pants. A fashion risk is a good risk to take sometimes! xx

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  5. Lindsay Cowie July 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    I love those wedges! I use to sell Bertie shoes when I was at House of Fraser and everybody loves them! I may need to take a trip back there to see if they have that style still in! x

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  6. Some Style... July 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    definitely such a cool look! looking so wonderful! love every piece, great shoes! 😉

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  7. kerry, a fashion lover July 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    wow. you look amazing!! really love the outfit.. I wouldn’t have the guts to normally wear that sort of item but you have definitely given me the courage!! loving the shoes & accessories also:) xxx

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  8. Anonymous July 19, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    theyre great! theyre kind of toned down a little so you dont have to worry. MC Hammer pants are not a good look but these are lovely. Love love the shoes too 🙂

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  9. LupiLawrence July 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    You look hot chick!xxx

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  10. Anonymous July 19, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    Nice!!! You wear them well…..not sure everyone could but you deffo can!! Go girl!! xx

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