Animal prints are everywhere, right? If you like them you are certainly in luck. I certainly do, but if I keep adding them to my closet it will soon start to look like an African safari! Truth be told, I have not purchased one animal print item since the 2018 trend began…not one! (Yet.) It’s all stuff I have had – some for years, starting with this sweater…
It’s a merino wool cardigan by Milly, found a while back at Revolve. The fine fabric and sparkly jet buttons make it suitable to dress up for work or evening wear, but here I went for a bold look on a Sunday afternoon…less predictable than a more casual sweater, yet still comfortable enough for running errands and spending time with the grandkids…
A simple white shirt would look great underneath, or a red bodysuit; but why not go a little daring on the weekend? A Wolford black lace top was a fun change of pace!
Later in the day, heading out to dinner with the family, a luxurious cranberry scarf adds cuddliness, color, and a bit of coverage. 😉
Then I ‘shopped my closet’ for outwear and dug up this hand-me-down vintage lamb jacket with mink collar and cuffs…although it’s quite beat up it added another texture and was a fun balance to the ripped jeans. And you can’t help but notice these fab red leather gloves! The brand is Sermoneta – they used to be on Newbury Street in Boston, but are no longer there…you can easily order online if you know your size. (I’m a 7-7.5, which is in the medium range) A beautiful leather glove elevates your whole outerwear look – once you have one pair of these, you will be addicted!
The bottom line:
- Animal prints are here to stay!
- Experiment with different ways to mix leopard/zebra with your everyday pieces.
- Red, cranberry, hot pink, black, and white are my fave colors to pair with the animals!
- Leather gloves are as important accessories as scarves – are you stocked up?