Hot& Cold: Tribal Flats

A closed-toe flat is a versatile footwear choice -- warm, comfortable and transitional.

A closed toe-flat in an ikat meets black/white woven fabric is beyond.

You know I love a flat and of course I love anything tribal-inspired.  Black and white raffia is showing up majorly in footwear and accessories for Spring.  I like how this flat finds a way to work both trends without being tacky.  Because of this fabric mixing, this flat is a versatile shoe you can wear now and into summer...no matter how far off warm weather feels right now.

Tribal Flats + Black Maxi

For now, I would wear these shoes with a maxi dress; a spring silhouette but the longer length keeps you warm.  I tried on this dress at Old Navy and really like it.  The cap sleeve adds a nice touch especially for those of us who want more coverage (read: wear a normal bra).  You just don't see a lot of short sleeve maxi dresses either.  A jean jacket feels like a wardrobe staple right now as does a lightweight scarf.  I would also layer a small, long necklace just for a bit of sparkle.  These earrings are the highlight though.  Ornate hoops definitely seems to be on their way to the hot list.  Last but not least, classic aviators and a black crossbody bag complete this semi-Spring ensemble.

Tribal Flats + Shorts
One day in the not to distant future, it will be time to break out the shorts and when that time comes, these tribal flats will still work.  In fact, all you need is a t-shirt and you can basically wear the exact same outfit.  So easy when you have one great piece such as these shoes to work your basics around.  The only minor change is the addition of a triangle-geo chain that feels more tribal.  And it's so cheap so why not?

Sometimes you just need a fun piece to get you through the on and off (mostly off) weather.  The good news is you will not feel guilty spending money on a warm weather shoe because you can wear it now and when the weather finally cooperates, you can still wear this tribal flat well into summer. 

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