Consideration provided by Target.

In life, we have both basics and statements. Basics are the girls posting cleavage pics on Instagram disguised as coffee-drinking selfies while statement girls are off doing cool sh*t and not worrying about which filter makes them look the most like a Kardashian.

And in fashion we also have basics and statements (the difference being that both are cool). You need your standard skinny jeans, lived-in white tee, and go-to pencil skirt as much as your coral crochet shorts, chevron crop top, and zebra print kimono (PS where can I get a zebra print kimono?).

Target sent me out once again with a fashion challenge — pick up some tribal print statement pieces to integrate into my wardrobe. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED, and I love me some fun patterns. Here are three pieces that make a statement with my #basics.

I am obsessed with this crop top and its tribal detailing on the straps. Target somehow made a teeny top with a fit and length to make you look and feel skinny even on the first day or your period after a pizza binge (what?). You can wear this with so much — denim shorts, high-waisted pants, maxi skirt, etc., but I chose to wear it with a dressier pair of high-waisted black pants and wedge heels and surprised myself with how well it paired together.
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Why wear a plain tank when you can rock a fun print? First of all, Target ribbed tanks have been my favorite for years and I was excited to see a variation on the ol’ solid colors ($8). I threw it on with my crochet shorts (which I do consider a basic/staple in any summer wardrobe) and VOILA: Summer swag for days. (These crochet shorts aren’t from Target, but they do have a fab pair for $35.)
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Mix prints and throw on a sleeveless kimono for extra tribal flair.
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If there’s one thing I love in life when it comes to fashion …  it’s wearing clothing that feels like pajamas (guys LOVE it). So when I spotted these tribal palazzo pants, I had to add them to my collection of 700. Obvious choice was to pair with a bright crop top and J-Lo hoops (also from Target).
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So consider this print when you’re looking to mixing it up this summer. And please, for the love of God, think again if you ever go to post a coffee/cleavage selfie.

LYLAS,
Ashley

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