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Call of the Wild

11/30/2018 10:14AM ● By Jarred Schuetze

Words and Photos by: Jarred Schuetze

Corresponding with today’s longing of people to feel more grounded and connected to the world, we’ve seen the rapid growth of style and fashion inspiration stemming from nature. Animal prints are exceedingly becoming the new neutral, designers are embracing raw, natural materials, and the aesthetically inclined are here for it.

Whether a new handbag, a wow set of earrings, or a subtle, elegant bracelet, it’s so easy to bring this playful trend into your style wheelhouse. Look for use of natural materials, like the round, marigold earrings made from real dried palm leaves or the up-style rug fabric clutch in magenta, from India. Keep your eyes peeled for any kind of animal print, it’s worth looking at. Not every print is going to work for you, but find your print and stick to it. A rather simple print to pull off is snakeskin, typically python, such as the gold nail bracelet or the round faux leather drop earrings. It’s important to have fun with it, embrace bold tones and textures, and feed your wild side.


 Products Pictured

1. Fair-Trade MudCloth Runner from Burkina Faso. $120
Available at Pilar Lifestyles

2. Up-cycle Rug Fabric Clutch in Magenta. $78
Available at Pilar Lifestyles

3. Gold, Swarovski Crystal Snake Bracelet. $38
Available at Shop L&RK

4. Faux Leather Snakeskin Drop Earrings. $18
Available at Shop L&RK

5. Python Nail Bracelet. $78
Available at Shop L&RK

6. Exotic Feathered Earrings. $8
Available at Shop L&RK 

7. Gold Tortoise Lacquer Earrings. $16
Available at Shop L&RK

8. Marigold Palm Leaf Earrings. $65
Available at Shop L&RK

9. Hide Clutch with Gold Paint and Pink Druzy. $120
Available at Shop L&RK

10. Native American Turquoise Ring. $300
Available at Pilar Lifestyles

11. Red Coral Bangles. $48 ea.
Available at Pilar Lifestyles

12. Faux Snakeskin Bracelet/Choker. $42
Available at Shop L&RK

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3814 S Alameda St.
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