|Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget).|
With animal print everywhere for fall this is one trend that Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I couldn’t resist covering for October’s “How I Wear My”. But does it really qualify as a trend? We see it more as perennially popular but especially big right now!
Adrienne, above, of The Rich Life (on a budget), my gorgeous “How I Wear My” partner, jokingly said of her look, “Here I am just traipsing around a vineyard in leopard and Hermès, like I do all the time.” Sounds like heaven! Her jacket was purchased in the late 1990’s—hooray to closet longevity!—and I can understand why she says it’s her favorite. She paired it here with a lovely Hermès scarf. What a great look. One of those wine connoisseur magazines ought to use this picture as their cover for October!
|I love Teresa in her Gucci python heels. Smokin’ hot! Photo by Denton Taylor.|
Teresa, wife of our photographer friend Denton Taylor, is wearing vintage Armani leather pants, a Fendi silk blouse and genuine python shoes from Gucci. Denton wrote of the shoes, “A couple of years ago, I went into the Gucci store on Fifth Avenue to get Teresa a pair of conservative shoes for Christmas. These were 50% off so I couldn’t resist them also! They have 5” heels and she won’t wear them much, but who could resist?”
Oh that Teresa is a lucky gal! And do note her sunglasses, which are from the recent Prada collection inspired by hot rods.
|Gracey of Fashion For Giants.|
Gracey of Fashion For Giants said of her animal print, “It’s small-scale leopard (thrifted Ann Taylor) that I’ve paired with a vintage green knit pencil skirt (also thrifted).”
I love this look so much, the gray leopard and green really pop when put together. Mama like!
|Judith of Style Crone.|
Judith of Style Crone wrote of her look, “I’m wearing a leopard turban from the 40s. It’s one of my favorites in my leopard hat category of my hat collection. I have paired it with a vintage fabric leopard belt as armlet. I discovered both pieces at estate sales.”
I am deeply dying over this look, it’s so very Sunset Boulevard. Gloria Swanson had nothing on Judith!
Do check out the latest edition of Style Crone’s very fun Hat Attack series.
|Tori of Healthy Food Nerd.|
Tori of Healthy Food Nerd is wearing a leopard maxi dress from H&M and looks absolutely stunning! What I especially love here is you know it took her literally one second to get dressed. I never get tired of that kind of fast fashion!
|Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files.|
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo Style Files sent a photo I want to call “My Blue Heaven” because of the gorgeous combination of a baby blue leopard sweater worn with a deeper blue lace skirt. Perfection!
|Alicia of Spashionista.|
Alicia of Spashionista wears a fantastic zebra stripe dress with a pair of black and beige cap-toe Mary Janes. Zebra is one of those prints I adore but currently don’t own. Alicia’s outfit makes me want to change that, pronto.
|Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life.|
Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life added a pair of Sam Edelman leopard pumps to her ensemble, which I love. Don’t you think the leopard and the blue jacket make the whole outfit pop?
|Ana of Mrs. American Made.|
Ana of Mrs. American Made said when she wears animal print she mostly tends towards reptiles and mostly in a dress! She wrote of the dress shown here, “This one is my favorite: a Nanette Lepore shirtdress in a great shape with a moc-croc print.”
I love it paired with textured tights and T-strap heels!
|Silk Path Diary in a snakeprint skirt.|
Silk Path Diary said of her animal print collection, “I love animal print and nearly have enough for a whole zoo!”
Ha, as long as she doesn’t try to wear any of it to zoos in England! Did you hear about a British zoo banning animal print because it confuses the animals?
So SPD, do NOT wear that great skirt to the zoo, we don’t want any snakes to get confused!
And do not get me started on that bag, because we will be here all day.
|Sheree of It’s Not That Deep.|
I don’t know about you, but I always love to see how Sheree of It’s Not That Deep is mixing it up in what she wears. How could I not fall for this combination of stripes, pink vest and leopard bag?
|My mom in a sheer leopard print scarf.|
My mother said this sheer gray leopard print scarf was a gift from her brother and sister-in-law about twenty years ago. It still looks great and proves the point that animal print never goes out of style. I love it paired with that particular shade of blue. Way to go, Mom! She is wearing this very ensemble right now on her trip to London.
|Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge.|
Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge is wearing an Equipment blouse with little Eiffel Towers all over it (love!), a Chanel necklace (double love!), Eileen Fisher jeans and a pair of leopard pumps, which help kick the whole outfit up several notches. I love this entire ensemble, don’t you?
|Haley of Cheap Recipe Blog next to one gorgeous bride!|
Haley of Cheap Recipe Blog wears a great croc-print cardigan with a deep blue dress and a cool skinny belt as she stands next to a glowing and beautiful bride!
|Christina at the Louvre.|
Christina wrote of her outfit, “I just got back from a trip overseas and packed my usual timid basic neutral/black wardrobe but decided to add some (subtle) leopard accents to my suitcase. I’m usually behind the camera but here is one of me at the Louvre wearing dark jeans, a black blazer and leopard shell with ruffles.”
Oh Christina, you had me at leopard and Louvre! I think this is an ethereal and gorgeous shot, with the lighting and sculptures and lovely Christina in her black blazer with leopard peeking out. J’adore!
|Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40.|
Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 wears a scarf sent to her by Chico’s. It was designed in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and sales of it benefited Stand Up To Cancer, with $10 of every sale going towards cancer research. The scarf proved so popular that it is now sold out!
|Tamera of Tamera Beardsley.|
Tamera of Tamera Beardsley said of her outfit, “My leopard flats saw me all across Europe... from the Roman wall... to the steps of L’Opera in Paris... animal prints always work as a neutral in my wardrobe.”
I like that idea—animal prints as a neutral. Great styling advice!
|Anne of Music and Markets. Doesn’t this picture feel like a still from a movie starring Romy Schneider?|
Anne of Music and Markets wrote of her look, “I can’t get enough of this fun Chico’s animal print sheath—lined in hot orange! Here it is beach-strolling in a little south of France cove.”
Sounds like the perfect vacation, right? Animal print and the south of France? Count me in!
|Juliet of Julietness.|
Juliet of Julietness is wearing gray cheetah print in the exact way I would—layered with a brightly colored tank underneath. In fact, see below, I did the same thing. Her shoes are tortoiseshell print by Stuart Weitzman and she said of her outfit, “I just realized that if you count tortoise as an animal print I’m probably breaking fashion law by wearing more than one at once, but rules are meant to be broken.”
I am so with you, Juliet. Call me if you’re ever in Brooklyn. Let’s have coffee! (That goes for everybody else as well.)
|Hello Kitty! Paula of Fashion Over Fifty shows us a collage of leopard.|
Paula of Fashion Over Fifty sent us this great collage showing all the different ways she wears leopard. If I have to pick a favorite it would be the hot pink jacket. How about you?
|Leopard cardigan by J. Crew.|
I’ve always gravitated toward leopard print so there was no way I could pass up this J. Crew cardigan when it went on sale a few years back. I love its unusual color, and especially the pops of blue throughout.
|Another J. Crew cardigan, worn with a snakeprint infinity scarf.|
Snakeprint is another favorite of mine and I wear this infinity scarf given to me by my mother-in-law so much. If you see me taking my daughter to school this fall there is a good chance I will be wearing this exact combination!
Do you favor one kind of animal print over another or do you love them all equally?
The temperatures are beginning to drop and it’s time to say goodbye (for now) to shorts, capris and summer dresses. And while that can be a little sad doesn’t it feel great to welcome back the denim that has been ignored in your closet for the past few months? If you love denim as much as we do then please join us in November for “How I Wear My: Jeans”. Whether you prefer them skinny, bootcut, boyfriend, pegged, cropped or flared, whether you like high-rise, low-rise, sailor-style or overalls, whether you love them printed or in color or just as true blue as they were originally made, we know you have at least one pair so show us how you style your jeans! You can send a picture to Adrienne, me, or our email account email@example.com by November 5.
Head on over to Adrienne to see even more animal print looks.
And thanks to all the fine foxes who participated this month!