Fashion Monday

September 26, 2011


In this FM post, I was inspired by dresses and shoes I recently saw that were animal print. (I actually bought the shoes, which I'll show later)
I love love love animal print: leopard, cheetah, zebra, giraffe... it all can look fabulous when worn right of course. It is such a timeless, classic, never-going-out-of-style way to spruce up a wardrobe. In my opinion, you can never own too much animal print (just like shoes)-- just don't wear it all at once please!!

I've come up with a few ways you can wear animal prints and look fabulous, not like you're a leocheebraffe.*

1. Less is more. You don't want to wear a leopard print wrap dress and leopard heels. WAY too much animal print goin' on there! Keep the print small, or to one area (belt, dress, shoes, etc) I think animal prints look so classic with black, tan and reds. For example: today to work I wore a simple black pleated dress with a red cardigan and black/tan leopard shoes (pictured below). I keep the colors similar but punch it up with a red cardigan. And animal print at your feet -- hellooooo! Love that look.

2. Stay away from cheap-looking prints. Please I don't ever want to see you wearing leopard spandex or a glittery cheetah top with neon colors. Ew.

3. Balance your animal print with your hair/makeup. If you're wearing a leopard print dress, keep your hair and makeup simple. Too much can look like you went out the night before and never changed. If you're wearing leopard print shoes, glam up your hair and makeup a bit!

4. Have fun! Keep it simple, and fabulous at the same time -- like these shoes:

Love at first sight.
I fell in love with these as soon as I saw them and they're my size. That's when you know you gotta buy something! They're Enzo Angiolini c/o Nordstrom Rack. Another great part (besides the bows on the back)? They're refurbished and were only $35. Me-ow!


* (n) A person wearing too much animal print which results in him/her looking like a leopard, cheetah, zebra and giraffe all in one. ie not cute.

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