Reader Ginna at Feet Chic sent me an email last week. (Head right over to her visually arresting blog chronicling chic street style footwear of all kinds!)
She asked what I thought about “harem” pants. She had seen them named as a trend in a style blog she reads and immediately felt “sick to [her] stomach.”
No, it wasn’t the baggy crotch or visions of MC Hammer dancing in her head that gave her the heeby-jeebies. These ladies sporting various street style takes on the pants in question look lovely, yes?
Source ; source. Even Emanuelle Alt got in on the trend – source.
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On Tuesday I showed you my recently thrifted tops for fall. One of those pieces is a “tribal” top from Xhilaration, meaning it features a print drawing from the art of some sort of tribal culture, often indigenous to the Americas or Africa. (This phenomenon also happens with Indian, Polynesian, and Asian cultures, although I haven’t seen those labeled “tribal”—I’m thinking henna as decoration, fish hook necklaces and puka shells, Chinese character tattoos…unfortunately the list is pretty long.)
In the case of my shirt, we’re talking about a riff on a Navajo pattern:
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