Another Walk on the Wild Side

I don’t get tired of animal prints. They’re classic and timeless. You don’t hear pythons and giraffes complaining about not being on-trend. If it works for them, it works for me. I paired a zebra (or is it tiger?) dolman-sleeve top with a simple skirt for a casual office look. I work in a very casual environment. I know in a lot of workplaces the no-collar-visible-tattoos-bare-legs-and-sandals look is frowned upon.

animal print

shirt detail

black and neutral

Top: Metropark
Tank: Target
Skirt: Old Navy
Necklace: Claire’s
Cuff: Greenbelts
Shoes: Flexx

I loved the shape of this top and used it as a pattern for a DIY shirt I made. I worked in solid black cotton jersey. I’ll wear it again soon and post about it.


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6 responses to “Another Walk on the Wild Side

  1. I love a good animal print too. I think it’s funny when fashion magazines tout that animal print is “back”. Did it ever go anywhere? 🙂

  2. I agree 🙂 It’s funny how animal prints always “come back” even though they neve went away!

  3. I love the cut of that top. Great idea to use it as a pattern for other pieces! It looks like it would be relatively simple, yet comfy and elegant. Love the print, too, which I say looks like tiger (but maybe I’m just biased as a cat lover!). 🙂

  4. Let’s go with tiger 🙂 Glad you like the shirt. It’ a simple design – just two Ts. There no seam at the shoulder for the sleeves. I just made sure I sewed the DIY one narrow at the bottom so it didn’t hang loosely.

  5. I’ve never heard of Flexx shoes…you best believe I’m googling them now. 🙂

  6. Funny, I “splurged” on these in New Mexico but I just found them at for way less! Even the original price was less, and now they’re on sale. I can finally justify buying the lavender ones! I bought black because it’s “safe” and goes with more, but dang, I loved the purple.

    Thanks for getting me searching!

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