It’s the last Monday in August which means it’s a Bank Holiday (in the UK)…and it’s time for the Style Not Age collective to take on another sartorial challenge! This week also brings the Summer to a close, which I can’t help feel a little sad about. But there’s always lots of lovely new season clothes to ease the pain. This month it was my turn to choose the theme, and I wanted to look towards the A/W trends. Luckily one of my favourite prints looks set to be big this coming season, hence the theme “WIld About Animal Print”. It’s never really out of fashion though is it?
When I think of animal print it’s leopard that immediately springs to mind because it’s my favourite. However, I’m quite partial to a bit of snake, tiger and zebra too. My wardrobe is awash with various animal prints, but I chose this outfit mainly due to the weather. It has turned quite cool here, and the day we took these photos it was sunny one minute, throwing it down the next. The ground was wet, so I needed chunky heels to avoid sinking into the grass. Going through some old skirts I found this one from River Island that I bought on eBay a few years ago. It’s a stretch jersey material, so it’s comfortable, but it does cling to tights and bunch up. Are there such a things as cling-free tights or did I imagine it? At least they smooth over any lumps and bumps, which is what I need with a figure-hugging skirt!
Black is the obvious pairing for leopard print, so I chose this jumper with big chiffon flared sleeves. I bought it from Very in the January sales but didn’t get around to wearing it before the Summer. I also ordered it in blush pink but they got the order wrong and sent the wrong top, which was a shame. Now, I do love statement sleeves, but they make wearing anything on top of them awkward. A sleeveless trench or faux fur gilet would both be good options if you want to add another layer while the weather is still mild. For colder weather I’d opt for a thick cape-style jacket.
I extended the feline theme with a panther ring, cat eye sunglasses and velvet kitty bag, which I use so much.
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Henry gave it his approval by falling at my feet…that cat will do anything for a belly rub and a chin tickle!
Let’s see how Anna, Jacqui and Hilda went “Wild About Animal Print”…
Anna is looking radiant amongst the flowers in her leopard print trousers and graphic t-shirt. Head over to Anna’s Island Style to see all the details.
Jacqui has chosen an elegant dress and neutral accessories for a very chic look. You can see the full post on her blog Mummabstylish.
Hilda is a woman after my own heart in that gorgeous leopard print coat and fabulous hat…but there’s a third animal print in there! See the full post at Over the Hilda!
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