Animal Prints for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s–Dressy version
Quote of the day: ” Clothes are a part of who we are, how we project ourselves to the world, and make a statement about what we feel.” Chirlane McCray
Animal prints include leopard, snakeskin, tiger, giraffe and zebra. They now also come in other colors besides the neutrals! Since the original animal prints are a combination of neutrals (browns, beiges, blacks & tans) they can pair up with almost any color you already have. If you are afraid of teaming it with color, then another neutral piece will work fine. To use that animal print piece of clothing you already have, and make it useful for a dressier occasion is easy! Add a skirt, add red, add heels….the possibilities are endless!!! I also styled these same items for a casual day (here) and a day at the office (here).
50’s Animal Print (Dress): To make my shapeless dress into a skirt I added a sweater (see original post on this here)! The color combination of leopard and red is attractive. The fur collar adds a touch of elegance in my opinion.
60’s Animal Print (Shirt): This snakeskin blouse is actually very neutral so we paired it with a colored skirt (raspberry in this case) and basic booties. The skirt and heels make it more serious!
70’s Animal Print (Sweater): The sweater and faux leather black skirt are a good recipe for dressiness with an edge. Then adding the pop of fuschia under it, and some slight heels takes it up a notch.
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Some photography by Kari Strand Photography
And, of course, here are some leopard print items: