Animal Prints 2 (Business)

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

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

Quote of the day: “Be an ambassador for the kind of world you want to live in.” Julie Andrews

Can you wear animal prints to work?  I would say yes in most workplaces. Of course it all depends on the fit and style of your animal print item, but really that’s the case for any piece of clothing.  The goal is to keep it subdued, covered up and low-key. This can be accomplished by adding a blazer or cardigan and work appropriate shoes. What do you think? See these same animal print items styled for the casual day here.

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): For the business casual version of the leopard dress, I added a blazer and black pumps…it really can’t get more business appropriate than that.  I had to add just a touch of color in the necklace.

Dress: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Blazer: mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (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): The snakeskin shirt is perfect under most jackets!  Even if you removed the jacket, I think it would work wonderfully.

Blouse: Express (similar here)~~Jacket: JM Collection (similar here)~~Pants: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Shoes: BCBG (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.

70’s Animal Print (Sweater): You can layer a sweater cardigan over another sweater! The muted colors and white blouse make it office acceptable.  I added a little color in the earrings for interest and almost wish I’d added a turquoise necklace.

Sweater: (similar here)~~White jeans: Lee Riders (similar here)~~Sweater-the blouse is attached-Valerie Stevens: (similar here)~~Booties: Hillard & Hanson (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

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Snakeskin prints galore:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All 3 are very crisp and fresh. Your dress is very feminine and versatile. Particularly love Charlotte’s outfit.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!!
      My mom was just thinking of why I had put her in this cardigan for the animal print theme when we were looking back the other day. She had totally forgotten that the flower material was a zebra print.

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Thanks to your models too.

  • The 50’s look is my favorite. The small animal print, especially for a slender model, I feel is a wise choice, and with the black jacket (or better yet a black cardigan…) the look really comes together nicely. I also like the length of the dress. To me the look is very feminine yet given the choice of black tights over sheer hosiery, I think it would be fine in most any office setting. Very cute!

    • Thanks Paula!! Seeing these pictures reminds me that I should wear the dress more!!

  • I think animal print is here to stay. I love to wear a piece of it somewhere. It adds style. Thanks for sharing.

  • Very pretty looks! Love the pop of yellow in that necklace, Jodie! And thanks for being my #1 link up this week!

    Dawn Lucy

    • I noticed that I was the first…your email must have come in the minute before I checked it….talk about great timing!! Happy weekend!!

  • Both series just show how versatile animal prints are. Gone are the days when it was a bit cheap unless of course you dress from head to toe! Really like all the outfits but I have to say, Jodie, you rock it this week with your dress and what a great touch of choosing the yellow necklace with it. Meeeeeeeow!

    • Thanks Jacqueline!! I laugh because I’m sure 10 years ago, I said I’ll never wear animal prints!! And now I love them!!

  • dan

    your casual version of animal prints are really ok also at work! I like how you have added colour with the necklace …yellow goes well with the leopard dress!

    Beautiful snakeskin top as well …

  • You ladies look amazing. I love animal print. Also like the options pictured as well.

  • MaryAnne

    You all look gggrrrrreatl!
    Love the pop of color with the muted tones of an animal print. Every woman needs a little wild beast in her closet!

    • You speak truth MaryAnne!! I will admit that it’s one of those prints I thought I’d never wear….too skanky….but alas, I’ve learned to never say never!!