Outfit Details

  • Pants - Love Culture
  • Long Sleeve Shirt - Jones New York via Macy's
  • Kaftan Top - Marshall's
  • Shoes - Style & Co via Macy's
  • Belt - Target
  • Sunnies - Claire's
  • Bracelets - Handmade in Mali, West Africa
  • Earrings - Macy's
  • Necklace Top - Wet Seal
  • Necklace Middle - from Nepal
  • Necklace Bottom - DIY (see below)

DIY Tribal Necklace

Recreate the look with Sheena's Tribal Necklace tutorial:

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How would you describe your style?

My style is colorful, bold, funky, globally inspired with tons of prints and pieces made all over the world. My fashion reflects my love of traveling and how I've been inspired by the countries I've visited. I love mixing prints and pushing the fashion envelope, going outside of my own comfort zone to be creative. I adore accessories and feel like no outfit is complete without them. I love the art of layering, clothes, shoes, accessories to create a complete vision.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

That is a very difficult question for a fashionista! I have pieces that are meaningful because of where I bought them, like a long embroidered coat from Egypt or a stunning huge collar necklace I bought in India and other items are my go to favorites, like a pair of tribal, patterned black and white sandals that I wear as my go to shoes.

Who are your style icons?

I respect and admire anyone who is willing to own their look and express themselves through fashion. I say if you have the courage to wear something different and interesting, whether I personally like it or not, you demand and earn my respect. That being said, I adore Iris Apfel, for her unapologetically bold fashion and accessories choices.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I am a bargain shopper so I don't own any of their pieces but I love Etro, Stella Jean, Duro Olowu, Naeem Khan and Mara Hoffman. They all have worldly influences and design with beautiful colors, eclectic patterns and intricate details.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

My eyes are always peeled for different and funky prints so wherever those find me is where I shop. I am a bargain shopper at heart so I love Ross but I also buy a lot a Macy's (clearance section and with coupons in hand!). I also love Goodwill for vintage at reasonable prices.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I don't make clothes but I do make jewelry. The way I customize my outfits is by layering and mixing items that wouldn't traditionally go together. I studied interior design and I use similar techniques of layering texture, pattern and color with my clothes and accessories to put a look together. I wear scarves as headwraps, I use belts around the brims of hats to dress them up, I layer shirts and necklaces. I use traditional clothing pieces in unexpected ways to customize my outfits.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

Use color and pattern as a common thread when mixing and matching. I have been on a journey to become a print mixing master and I've learned that you can mix the craziest patterns as long as there are similar colors or shapes that flow throughout. Layering is also one of the best ways to make a simple piece look different and unique. Add a belt, a necklace, a sweater or cool hat to make a look your own.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I adore the ladies at ProjectTribe.org for their amazing, printastic fashion! Anna at MelodicThriftyChic.com always keeps me on my toes with her mix of pattern, vintage pieces and nod to the whimsical. AmarachiUkachu.com features amazing African prints against the backdrop of one of my favorite cities, New Orleans and BruisedPassports.com features Savi who shares her travel inspired wardrobe.

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