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Rock the Trend: Egyptian-inspired Pieces
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Wednesday, 05 May 2010 21:42

 

Rock the Casbah this Fall with Egyptian-inspired pieces.  Add a few of these exotic pieces to spice up your wardrobe and jump into the ethnic trend.  Dresses, jewelry, and footwear are all great ways to rock this trend and add a little drama and flair to your closet.  Check out my picks for how to identify this trend and what key pieces are needed to wear it best.  You will see that you don’t need many pieces to get the point across; usually one piece per outfit will easily identify the trend.

Blouses. If you really want to add drama to an outfit with just one piece, look no further than a silk, printed blouse.  My ideal blouse for this trend is one in a deep rich shade of chocolate brown in mosaic printed silk, a drawn-in waist, and pin tucked sleeves.  The blouse is a statement in itself and can be worn with any plain bottom in a coordinating color.  Mosaic prints (especially small-print, colorful ones) are an easy way to identify an Egyptian-Inspired piece.

Skirts. If you want to wear this trend in reverse, go for an ornately designed, glittery skirt in a simple silhouette.  The richly colored thread and unique design of the skirt are two characteristics of the Egyptian-inspired trend.  Balance a skirt like this out with a simple tank or blouse.

Dresses. If you want to go for the Egyptian goddess look, try a long, dress in a fluid material (like lightweight jersey knit) with ornate beading or scrollwork on one portion of it. Intricate glass beading is another characteristic of the Egyptian-inspired trend.  To really look authentic in this ensemble, rim your eyes with kohl and pull your hair back away from your face.

Shoes. Go for flat, gladiator-like sandals.  My favs are a pair of sandals in black with bold gold trim and geometric cutouts in the leather that can be worn day or night.  Contrasting coloring and geometric patterns are also two characteristics of the Egyptian-inspired trend.

Jewelry. Jewelry is a great way to accessorize any trend, but for this trend, it can easily be worn alone and make any outfit fit the trend.  If you want to keep it simple, gold jewelry with snake emblems or in the shape of a coiled snake (like a bracelet) is a slinky and seductive way to rock the Egyptian-inspired trend.  This can be worn with a more intricate outfit without being distracting.  However, for those who want bold jewelry, a beaded bib necklace is glass, gold, and wood is the way to go.  A simple or even monochromatic outfit would work best with this necklace.  For jewelry, snake-inspired gold pieces or bold pieces in exotic materials are defining characteristics of the Egyptian-inspired trend.

From blouses to jewelry, you now know how to identify the Egyptian-inspired trend and can rock it like any fashionista.  Try this trend in every piece of clothing and see how easily it pairs with the basics that you already have in your closet.  Just remember, since every piece is such a statement piece, you should only wear one piece at a time to rock this trend effectively.  As always, good luck and happy shopping!

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