Anne from Pretty Grievances has asked me to provide some input on Jungle January, so I went with my animal instinct and said “YES” of course! Anne is encouraging her followers and friends to get a little wild and find the purr-fect animal print for their lifestyle.
I too have succumbed to the jungle fever and thought about all the animal print in my wardrobe and how I wear it.
To keep this post from getting too long, I have not included anything reptilian. Only warm-blooded animal prints made it into this post…well not actually warm-blooded animals (no animals were harmed in the creating of these looks)…just prints inspired by warm blood animals.
As much as I love animal prints, I’m not quite brave enough to do a full on look in one and find that although I have a fair few purr-fect prints at my disposal, they are all in accessory form. Which I think is a great way to add a little personality to any look.
Leopard Print Scarf: All three of these looks have the same leopard print scarf in common. The first look from The Plaid Trend – My Way where I added a bit of the tribal trend to the plaid trend and came up with this 70s inspired look. Look two comes from the early days of my blog and 7 Looks x 7 days – LBD Challenge. I went with the thought that if mother nature puts blown and black together on leopard then I could mix the two colours together and tie it all together with a leopard print scarf! Plus I got to wear an adorable pair of leopard print kitten heels with this look. The third look is from attending a friend’s birthday at a local hedge maze and was part of a Town & Country look. I wanted a little more animal instinct in the look so decided to carry my fantastic Mulberry handbag in a black and white leopard print..
Letting out the Animal Inside: As I mentioned, I’m not quite brave enough to wear a full-on animal print look but I find working with accessories in animal print lots of fun and a great way to share a peak of personality. These 4 hints of leopard are varied from, Tribal, Town & Country, Office and Casual looks that I wear regularly. Which shows just how versatile a little animal instinct can be.
Not Your Mother’s Animal Print: Just to show that I’m not all about the classic leopard print accessories, I also find myself with these two great animal prints. No need to always be conventional with your animal prints, sometimes a horse of a different colour is just what it takes to make a look new and fresh. I find this grey and blue leopard print scarf fun to wear with grey, white, black and indigo. Good for when you don’t want to be classic. I have had the 9 West pony skin/cow print heels for nearly 10 years and they are still classic. Perfect when wearing something conservative. I especially like to wear them with a tailored pair of Black pants so they just peek out when I am walking or sitting. It’s a little hit of visual interest with a black suit.
So it is possible to embrace “Jungle January” and your own animal instinct without being on the prowl if you use animal print accessories to add a purr-fect finishing touch to your look.
Do you have Animal Instinct? Or have you found the cure for jungle fever?
- Leopard is hot and although I am not an animal print lover I found myself inspired by the leopard print! (jackarbizu.wordpress.com)
- How Do You Wear It? Fall 2012′s Animal Print Trend (fashionbombdaily.com)
- Animal Print Bikinis and One Piece Swimsuits (thebikinipolice.com)
- Can older women wear animal prints? (theglobeandmail.com)
- Diggin’ These Duds: Animal Attraction (thevagrinda.com)