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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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Going Wild with Animal Prints

I really like animal prints. I don’t like wearing animals (definitely not fur, but not even leather). However, I feel like animal prints are an homage to the animals rather than a simulation of wearing the real thing. I appreciate flowers, so I wear florals. I look at animal prints the same way.

My Oma was a very fashionable woman and wore a lot of animal prints. For me, leopard, zebra and cheetah prints have a vintage-y 50s and 60s feel and remind me of her.

Until recently, I’ve had animal print accessories: ballet flats, a belt, even a shirt. Then I found this dress.

leopard dress

gray leopard


Dress: Marshall’s
Cardigan: Nordstrom
Belt: Express
Shoes: Aerosoles

It’s a simple knit shirt dress and it’s really comfortable. I like its blue-gray color and how I can play with colorful accessories. I plan to wear this with purple shoes and a yellow belt (as soon as I find a yellow belt). I want to try it with red shoes too, or a red belt and black shoes.

Do you do animal prints? What’s your favorite piece?


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