Animal Prints for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: As your Clothing Item
Since we covered animal prints as our footwear in the last post, here; I thought I’d get to the meat of the matter and show different animal print clothing items.
Quote of the day: “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” – Benjamin Disraeli
I tried to show 3 unique pieces in this post. I wore a snakeskin blouse, Nancy wore a leopard cardigan, and Charlotte wore a blue leopard, long vest.
Anyone else loving these animal prints? Tell me the animal print that’s in your wardrobe in the comments below!!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit:
My animal prints clothing item, I layered my blouse under a cardigan. This is one way to wear the print, but not be so conspicuous with it!
If you remember, we did a series about “borrowing jewelry” from the boys, and that’s where I came up with the idea to use a tie clip as a barrette. It works fabulous for my fine, curly hair!!
You can see the snakeskin print a little better in the closeup below. The earrings are more of a rust stone as compared to the burgundy cardigan, but I’m trying not to stress over those tiny details!!
This cardigan is one I knitted about 4 years ago. I chose to knit it because I knew I could wear it to work back in the day! Besides, I’ve always loved the snowflake design, and this one is more subtle, not so huge or all over! I’ve also been loving my OTK boots because they really keep me warm!
Nancy’s (60’s) Animal Prints Outfit:
This outfit came together because I know many women who absolutely love an all black look. So I figured, the leopard cardigan would be an easy way to take that all black outfit and spruce it up!
We even kept the accessories neutral and relatively simple. The necklace is on a brown leather cord, so it doesn’t stand out too much and the earrings bring out the white from the sweater.
Nancy bought this leopard cardigan at the H&M on her river cruise last year in Europe!! She said she couldn’t pass it up because it was such a good deal. And I certainly think we’ve put it to good use many times on this blog!
The shoes Nancy is wearing in this post, have been a hands down favorite of hers ever since I twisted her arm to buy them. The heel is a chunky heel so she can walk very easily in them, and they go with absolutely everything!
Pants: East 5th (similar here)~~Cardigan: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Talbots (similar here)~~Shoes: Charles by Charles David (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in a pearl version)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Animal Prints Outfit:
For my mom’s animal print item, I pulled out her long vest that she made over 20 years ago. Funny story about this vest, is she actually bought the material in order to make some book covers for my dad. Then she decided that he wouldn’t like the material, so made it into a vest for herself instead! And she’s probably right—my dad would have looked at this material and thought “hussy!”
Mom is used to wearing a light blue turtleneck with the vest; however, we couldn’t seem to find it. So I pulled out this light blue sweatshirt cardigan instead. The scarf kinda hides the neckline & zipper of the sweatshirt (and adds a fun print mixing, too!).
Mom found these shoes at a consignment shop awhile ago. They are like a loafer but with a small wedge heel!
We even found earrings that are basically the same color as the purple in the scarf!
Leggings: StyleWe (similar here)~~Vest: Mom made it (similar here in a short version and reversible)~~Top: Shu Shu (similar here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here same colors as a shawl and here with different colors as a smaller scarf)~~Earrings: (similar here)
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