Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Wild Fashionista


Blumarine

Issa


For as long as I can remember animal prints have been one of my favorite trends in fashion. As wild as it is, zebra, cheetah, and leopard remains a classic every year. I love how Betsey Johnson has always incorporated leopard into her collections. Her prints are very 80s, funky, and sexy.

Wearing more than one piece of animal print at once has always been regarded as a big no no, but Blumarine shows you it can be done right. There it looks tasteful, not overdone. Of course, pulling it off requires a delicate amount of precision. I'm tempted to try this look myself. The nice thing about animal print is that you can go as big or as small as you'd like. A belt or clutch is a fun accent to a simple ensemble, or go all out with tall Christian Louboutin zebra boots. Either way you'll make a fiery statement.

16 comments:

Averill said...

Not a fan of the tights, but I love all the other pieces!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling! Love those boots!!

xoxox,
CC

Laura Trevey said...

Oh my!!!
I LOVE all the Leopard!

Grrrrr....
xo Laura

Kitty said...

I would shrivel up and die without all of my leopard prints, and I thought I had seen and bought it all! Now I see I have to get everything on this page...except the leopard tights...they would make my legs look like pox-ridden sausage casings!

restaurantrefugee said...

I'd cross a room to talk to woman wearing those Louboutin boots... who am I kidding, I'd probably cross six lanes of traffic too.

Admiring Pretty Things said...

Oh My gosh, I just got to this from Chinoiserie chic. I posted you on mY admiring pretty things blog and you thanked me. I also have a fashion blog for my jewelry business, The Bauble Nest. I think we are on the same page. Wish you were still in Lake Forest!! I am adding thyis to my Bauble Nest Blog roll right now. I LOVE this.

Sarah Klassen said...

I've never been a huge fan, but my mind is changing with some of the beautiful pieces I'm seeing!

Style Redux said...

Averill- I have these tights. While they're loud, they look great with a simple black dress.

Style Redux said...

Carrie- Those boots are a dream!

Style Redux said...

Laura- Haha, thanks. Leopard is a definite staple of mine.

Style Redux said...

Kitty- Ohh I hope you do get it all!

Jill said...

The coat is beautiful.

Style Redux said...

restaurantrefugee- Haha. I would too!

Style Redux said...

Admiring Pretty Things- Thanks so much! :)

Style Redux said...

Sarah- I'm glad to hear that. Animal prints are great.

Style Redux said...

Jill- The coat is gorgeous huh?