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Animal Prints 1 (Casual)

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Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

Animal Prints for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s–Casual version

 Quote of the day: “Work begins when the fear of doing nothing at all finally trumps the terror of doing it badly.” Alain de Botton

In the last 10 years, the animal prints have gone from crazy & wild, to basic & commonplace!  Thus I have to think we all have at least one animal print item in our closet.  I’ll show certain examples of how to style a dress (the 50’s model), a sweater (the 70’s model), and a blouse (the 60’s model) so you can all look “purr”fectly great (sorry….couldn’t resist!).  For this everyday version, I imagine traipsing from store to store in pursuit of getting all your errands done!

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.
Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

50’s Animal Print (Dress): This is actually a shift dress with very little shaping so I’ll wear it as a top (like I showed in this post) by layering a longer skirt over it!

Dress: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Sweater: I knitted it (similar here)~~Skirt: Silver (similar here)~~Shoes: Sole Society (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.
Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

60’s Animal Print (Shirt): Of course the everyday version of a snakeskin blouse ensemble is with jeans!  Since Nancy has the hottest shoes to match, I made her put them on for the photo shoot!  Needless to say, any ballet flat would do the trick when you are running errands.  If you feel like your v-neck blouse has too much exposure, just add a tank top or cami underneath it!

Blouse: Express (similar here)~~Jeans: J. Jill (similar here)~~Tank: (similar here)~~Shoes: Gianni Bini (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)

Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.
Animal Prints for the 50's, 60's & 70's.

70’s Animal Print (Sweater): You could wear your colored jeans with this kind of zebra print jacket to add noticeable color.  The loafers are perfect for running around town (thanks to Liz for the shoes!).  This sweater is an example of a more subtle animal print since the zebra-ish print is only on the front (and almost looks like flowers).

Sweater: (similar here)~~Jeans: Lands End (similar here)~~Shirt: (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!

 Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

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