Animal Prints for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: As an Accessory
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
I love that Nancy’s scarf’s print starts out with a small leopard print and then gets bigger throughout the length of it.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Her earrings are a souvenir from Spain from when she traveled there over 10 years ago. I even have a pair just like them!
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!
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: