Animal Prints 6 (As an Accessory)

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Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

Animal Prints for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: As an Accessory

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For those of you who are not as hip about these animal prints, then this could be the post you like the best. We explored the same theme with footwear, here, and with clothing items, here.

Now we’re showing different accessories that also consist of the fun featured animal prints. There are certainly more accessories out there like jewelry and hats, but we just went to our closets and figured out what we already had to use. I came out with a leopard purse. Nancy has a print scarf, and mom went with her thinner belt (she also has a thicker one)!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: For my animal print accessory, I grabbed my leopard print purse. I think leopard purses are an easy way to add in some print to your outfit. And really they go with almost any solid color.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

What kind of wardrobe would I have if I didn’t have my mother sewing half of the things in my closet? Yes—she made the purse! It’s a soft, fabric purse that also has a cord as a shoulder strap. For this look, I just tucked the strap inside to carry it as a clutch.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints

Thanks I blame Jennie at A Pocketful of Polka Dots for posting about a necklace almost like this on her blog a month or so ago! It’s such a fabulous statement piece that I couldn’t resist. I remember when mom first made this dress for me over 3 years ago, I was looking for the perfect necklace to go with it—and now I’ve found it!

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

It was still warm enough to go bare legged for this photo, but when it gets colder, I’ll either put on my nude hose or light grey tights.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints

Dress: My mom made it (similar here in an all over print)~~Boots: Diba-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: Happiness Boutique (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: My mom made it (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s accessory, we picked her leopard scarf. Now you may be questioning the choice of a short sleeved shirt, but really, it was quite warm this day (Denver will have 70 degrees and sunny one day, and snow the next)! But, it could easily be substituted for a long sleeve shirt or turtleneck on the days that it’s cold!

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

I love that Nancy’s scarf’s print starts out with a small leopard print and then gets bigger throughout the length of it.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

Even though her leopard print is more of a black & blue color palette, I thought the brown earrings would tie in the brown ankle boots.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints

I think it’s good to consider how an outfit will look without the scarf you’re wearing also. Just in case it happens to get really hot, and you take it off. Sometimes I’ll wear a necklace under my scarf just for this reason.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

Jeans: Fabrizio Gianni (similar here in a tummy control option)~~Vest: Style & Co (similar here with fur trim)~~Top: Gerald Darel (similar here)~~Boots: White Mountain (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here it’s cashmere)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: For mom’s accessory we raided her belts! She really has 2 animal print belts, but I thought this one added some pizzazz, but didn’t cut her in half as much as the wide one did.

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

Most of the time, if I’m wearing a belt, I won’t put on a necklace too. However mom wanted to wear her Egyptian mummy necklace, and I think it adds a vertical element to the outfit, do you?

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints

Her earrings are a souvenir from Spain from when she traveled there over 10 years ago. I even have a pair just like them!

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

These are mom’s leggings that she just got from Stylewe (see the other outfits she wore with them, here). She hadn’t had a chance to hem them yet, so she just turned them under. I realize most people don’t have a pair of color block shoes to go with a look like this, but plain black or brown shoes would look just as good!

Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's wearing animal prints.

Leggings: StyleWe (similar here)~~Tunic Top: Boundary Waters (similar here as a v-neck)~~Shoes: Bijou (similar here as a color blocked bootie)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here it’s an Egyptian cross)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Here are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding animal print accessories:

  • I love leopard print but mostly wear it as an accessory so this post was a perfect one for me personally. Each styling is a way I wear leopard print too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!!

  • mom2h

    I love animal prints, so I had to go back and read this post! It makes me so happy to hear that your mom and Nancy sew. That is a dying skill. I still sew, but mainly home dec. Don’t do well with tailored clothing. That purple dress is da bomb, and that necklace fits it so well. If you were going somewhere less formal in it, you could try Nancy’s animal print scarf with it without the necklace. I think it would look great with your boots. I have a pair of Vionic leopard print flats that I love to wear with black jeans. Going to look for some more animal print accessories. They never seem to go out of style, either.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m so glad you suggested an animal print scarf with this dress! Seriously, that is exactly how I will wear it next time (I seem to have quite a few of those).
      It’s amazing how I love my scarves, but I never thought about wearing one with this dress. I had such a hard time finding a necklace that would work with it, when mom first made it! I can’t understand why I never even thought of a scarf (it’s like a V-8 moment to me, right now!!)
      In fact, it may be better than a necklace, because the way the neck is shaped, makes the necklaces end up getting caught in it, but that wouldn’t happen with a scarf!
      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

      • mom2h

        You are welcome! I got the idea by looking at you and Nancy side-by-side in the photos above. It was just a “Hey, I think that scarf would be an option, too” moment. Maybe some kind of brooch on the scarf for some sparkle and to change it up even more.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂

  • Lookin’ good!! Animal prints are definitely neutral and you all added lovely accessories with this timeless print. I have several scarves, shoes, a belt, a hat and jewellery with animal prints. Love how each of you have chosen a different bold colour.

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carmen!!
      I love that animal prints aren’t considered trashy anymore!!

  • PetiteOver40

    All these looks are super fun and great, but I LOVE that dress you’re wearing!!! It’s so 60s-chic! With the necklace, you’ve updated it to a more modern era and given it some bling! I’ll have to go see what Jennie did with her necklace that inspired you. I just love her!

    Nancy and your mom also look lovely, as always! Nancy’s outfit strikes me as more playful. She could have a lot of fun in that look! And there’s that beautiful yellow again on your mom! Yellow really does look so beautiful on both of you!

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So my mom has a skirt that is basically like my 60’s chic dress (of course, she has to use up the leftovers, you know?) It is a favorite dress of mine, just because it’s so different!!
      Thanks for always playing catch up with your reading!! It really touches my heart that you take the time to do that, Sherry!!
      XOXO

  • Fun, fun, fun!! Love the animal prints! Thank you for sharing at Dishing it & Digging It! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And thanks for stopping by Lori!!

  • I love leopard print! Your clutch is so cute!

    Sarah
    Bows & Clothes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!! It really does add some fun to the outfit, huh?

  • You all look so fabulous and I just love the pop of animal print with each look! Fantastic job!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ann-Marie!!

  • Helen Greenwell

    I love the items you chose to mix animal prints into your outfits. Nancy’s scarf is so fun with the varied print sizes.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Helen!!
      I do love the variations in the animal prints I see nowadays!!

  • This is probably the most common way I wear an animal print. You all look great with the added pizzaz!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I should probably remember to wear it this way more actually!
      I change my purse occasionally, but really only for really nice events. And I have a couple belts too, but they aren’t my go-to! It’s just remembering to switch things up sometimes, right?
      Thanks for stopping by Amy—I really appreciate it!

  • Three great looks, and three lovely women. Love your clutch, J. Thanks for linking, xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Patti! I’m lucky to have 2 women who put up with me styling & photographing them all the time!!

  • These are too cute! I am loving that fun necklace and purple dress!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!

  • La Veine

    You’re doing such a terrific job with these posts. Love them!
    xx

    LA VEINE

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Marta—I really appreciate the kind words!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    This is one of my favorite looks on you, the colors and everything just look great on you. I also adore your hair back like that! I don’t have a leopard clutch, but I need one! I got a leopard scarf last year at Charming Charlie and I have yet to wear it. I also love adding a leopard belt, I’ve done that and it always look nice! You ladies look lovely.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Carrie!! I can’t believe you haven’t worn your leopard scarf yet!! It’d be so perfect with so many outfits, I’m just sure! Especially now that it’s getting colder out!!
      Thanks for the wonderful comment—-I really appreciate it!

  • Definitely the post for me because I’d never wear animal print clothes but I like it in accessories. Your outfit is amazing- I love those white boots, and your purse and mom’s belt would be great additions to any wardrobe.

    Gail
    Isthismutton.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gail!
      I am definitely an accessory addict—for some reason, it seems like they can add so much fun to an otherwise ordinary outfit!

  • Oh, I loved seeing the necklace you selected and how wonderfully it looks with this particular dress! Thank you for the shout out, Jodie. 🙂 Your clutch looks so wonderfully soft. I have been contemplating sewing my own leopard clutch and may just have to find the time to do it soon after seeing this stylish one your mom made. The bit of animal print in each of your looks adds a perfect bit of sass.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mom just told me last night that this purse is made out of a placemat—-isn’t that amazing? You should definitely make yourself one. I like it because it’s big enough to fit my cell phone & lipstick in it. Some of my vintage purses that used to be my grandma’s are just a tad small for my phone (not that I HAVE to have it with me all the time—but you know)
      And really, thanks for the inspiration for this necklace. I saw a couple of other bloggers blogging about the company, but I ‘m not sure I would have checked out this necklace until seeing yours!! I absolutely love it!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Dear Jodie, I love your dress ♥️. Your Mum is an artist. Sewed dress and clutch. Both is amazing!
    I wish all a nice sunday, Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tina!!
      My mom is so talented with her sewing skills!! She’ll so love reading your comment—thanks for making her day!

  • On the lookout for leopard! “Spotted” and bought gloves and a funnelneck scarf to perk up my outerwear. Thanks for the inspiration! (And also for adding the sentence about the hosiery with your boots… I’m often thrown by the no-hose thing.)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ohhhh….what a great idea for another post down the line, Em—animal print accessories for our outerwear!! Thanks for that!!!
      I may like the look of no hose at times, but I’m also very practical—-who likes freezing their tookus off anyways? ha ha! I do have a pair of fishnet stockings that I wear quite a bit in the winter because they look pretty no hoseish, but they really do add warmth!

  • What a great price on that statement necklace of yours! Love the 60’s vibe of your look and that leopard print purse your mom made you! #luckyduck

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, of course, that’s why I ended up buying that necklace—I don’t even think there was a shipping charge!!
      And doesn’t it say “look at me?”
      Thanks for your love, Darlene–I really appreciate it!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    Love the pop of animal print with each look!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqueline!! It really is fun!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    A great way to do the animal print without it being overwhelming. Dang Jodie! You are looking so pretty in that purple dress and white boots. I remember that post on Jennie’s blog and her pretty necklace. This is a great statement piece with this dress. Nancy looks comfy in her outfit and I like the pop of color of her pants. Mom looks lovely and I think the necklace works quite well as it is very streamline. Great outfits. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy!!

  • Maria Flux

    So cute! I love the idea! Looking fabulous!
    https://lee-lo.co.uk/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Maria!!

  • Judy Gramith

    All of your accessories compliment the outfits really well. The purse your dear mom made will be stylish forever. I really like Nancy’s unexpected pale blue animal print scarf and Charlotte’s jewelry sets off the skinny belt perfectly!!
    Accessories are a great way to experiment with animal prints without investing too much money.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are absolutely right Jude! Not only is it a great way to experiment less expensively (usually) but sometimes the details can be the best focal point (away from my messy hair and wrinkles—ha ha)
      Thanks so much for being such a loyal and helpful reader!!
      You just let me know if you’re up for any blogetting…I love being able to include you!!

      • Judy Gramith

        You do not have messy hair! You have curly, pretty hair and maybe 3 wrinkles!!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂

  • Mireille

    I love your dress!! Very fun! And your mom’s shoes are so perfect with her outfit! I have a similar belt and I should really try to use it to belt one of my cardigans. I always like the look on others but always feels like it accentuates my lil muffin top 😊. Maybe I need to place it differently or looser. Will have to look at more belted pictures!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet the belt looks fantastic Mireille. I do know that mom sometimes wants to belt hers a tidge tight at times, so that could be a solution! That and if the cardigan is too big or bulky, that could make it look wonky. I read once, that belting an item should be done as an accessorizing style, not to make it smaller!!

  • Jean Ann

    Ok so I have to confess I only have one animal print item-a pair of flats I bought from ballasox from an inspiration I got from this blog! But I love Nancy’s scarf and your clutch. I always laugh when you say a belt and necklace might be to much or earrings and a necklace, it makes me think of a jewelry consultants recommendation that a woman isn’t fully dressed unless she has on 7 accessories. Earnings, necklace, bracelet, watch, ring, belt, purse, scarf. Can you think of any more?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think I used to pile on all the accessories and not worry about “too much”. And sometimes, I still think that way!
      But lately, I’ve also learned that if I want to really showcase an item, too many accessories can detract from the showcased item. But really, it’s fun to do it both ways—but I have to admit wearing all 7 of those accessories could be a lot depending on how big they are!!
      I love those ballasox flats that you have—like I said, i have quite a few animal print shoes!!

  • You are so lucky to have a Mom that sews!

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think I finally appreciate it—-geez, it only took me 50 years (although I did appreciate it starting in college—but you know as a kid, it was soooo embarrassing!)
      Mom will so love that you said that Suzanne—thanks!

  • donnaduck

    Whew, I thought the link issue was something at my end! And I wanted to comment about all the leopard print postings- I love them! I’m also one just “warming up” to animal prints, and I really am liking them now! Thanks for showing so many ways to wear them, Jodie!

    My niece lives in Denver (Aurora), and she’s always talking about the crazy weather! You sure don’t have to stow away your seasonal clothes as much with weather hot one day, cold the next! 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Let’s just say that if there’s a technical problem, it’s probably on my part, Donna!! Ha ha! There was a time I was clicking publish instead of save quite a bit—so I came up with a 404 page just in case! Luckily I’m usually out of that habit…now we’ll see what else I can mess up to keep you guys on your toes!!
      We like to say that the weather here is bipolar!!
      If you ever come to visit your niece, you should let me know—-I’d love to meet up for coffee!!

      • donnaduck

        Oh my goodness, Jodie! My mom and I were just out visiting my niece in October! I thought of you, as I know you live there, but didn’t think to tell you I’d be out! I would definitely love to meet up and I promise to let you know next time I’m there! Denver is a gorgeous city and I never tire of looking at those awesome Rockies!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Bummer Donna—but it’s a definite date next time you’re visiting the mile high city!! And do you mind me asking where you live?

          • donnaduck

            Oh, I don’t mind you asking at all! I live in Bethlehem, PA. The city’s about an hour north of Philadelphia, and almost two hours west of NYC. Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton make up the Lehigh Valley. I don’t get to Denver often- kind of a long trip! But as long as my niece is there, I’ll continue to visit! My mom is 88 and said that might have been her last trip, but we’ll see!

          • Jodie Filogomo

            That is a long trip Donna, and kudos to your mom for making it!!
            My husband grew up in the White Plains area of New York. He still has family over there, and when his mom was still alive, we’d go out every Christmas.
            Next time you’re out here—we’ll definitely need to meet up! Unless we make it out there first!! 🙂

  • Wow! Love the clutch and you guys are very talented at sewing! Those boots are sexy and love the color blocking with your sweater dress. I think everyone should own a leopard scarf and belt, so versatile! Happy weekend!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re right Jess….those two accessories can be just the right pop of the print!!
      Happy weekend back!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Jodie! You look stunning in your outfit! So eyepopping! Everyone else looks great, too! BUT YOU! no words!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow, Terri—what a wonderful comment to read!
      Thanks goes to mom and her fabulous sewing skills!!

  • I love your dress! Really stunning colors! And you know by now that I love everything leopard!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy—my mom will love to hear you say that since she made it!
      And leopard really is the both, isn’t it??

  • Love all the looks! So pretty and beautiful! I wish to be as stylish as you all when I grow up, lots of love 🙂

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ankita—what a wonderful compliment to hear!!

  • suzy w.

    The purse your Mother made is lovely! I like it even more than Nordstrom’s version that is $36…great series of post’s on animal prints 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzy—she’ll be so happy to hear you like it! She went through a phase when she made a lot of purses for friends, me & herself!

  • Shesinfashion by CC

    wow, very nice idea!!!
    Love all of these look!
    Chiara – http://www.shesinfashionblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Chiara!!