I apologize for the late post today. I spent the morning doing house chores and spending QT with Miss Lucy (enjoying her morning snuggles while I still can), ran errands and worked at school this afternoon, and Logan and I were out celebrating our 3rd anniversary tonight. It was an action packed, but fun day!
I am pretty "wild" about wearing animal print no matter the occasion, so I wanted to show you some cute ways to style it for school or on the weekend, as well as sharing a few DOs and DONT'S to wearing animal print.
Here are two ways I am planning on wearing animal print to school this fall:
This first look comes with a funny story. Two years ago I wore my new giraffe print pants to school thinking I looked pretty cute. As soon as one little girl walked into the classroom in the morning and said, "Mrs. Watley, why are you wearing your pajamas today?" I vowed never to wear them again. The "pajama" pants sat in my drawer for two years collecting dust. Last week, I saw one of my favorite Instagram fashionistas wearing the same giraffe print pants and looking oh so cute in them, so I knew it was time to give them another try. I wish you could see the tiered cuteness of this Loft black tank (find it here @ 50% off!)... a great piece to add to your fall wardrobe! Find the necklace here. I would add a bright coral or black cardigan for school to polish off the ensemble and to stay warm in the AC (it's always cranked WAY up in my building).
Look 2 is definitely going in my first week of school line up! I love how cute and polished it is, and the skinny gold belt is the perfect finishing touch! When shopping, I always try to look for basics with a "twist," like the scalloped hem on the skirt and the ruffled sleeves on the shell.
Here are a few ways I have worn animal print in the past:
Now for a few DOs and DON'Ts to wearing these fun patterns.
DO accessorize with animal print. A cute belt or a stylish pair of flats can really be paired with any color or pattern.
DON'T wear it from head to toe. One animal print piece is enough.
DON'T combine prints. A zebra print belt with a leopard print scarf is just too much.
DO wear it with confidence! Just as with anything, people around you will take notice (in a good way) if you're rocking something new with a big smile and your head held high!
If you haven't had the chance to check out yesterday's post, I think you'll LOVE it! I showed you 5 ways to style a simple black maxi skirt for school, and one way DID happen to include leopard print! ;-) Can't wait to see you right back here tomorrow! I'm planning on showing you a trick for organizing your outfits for that CRAZY first week of school! Link up your Back to School Fashion Week posts using the tool below or use #b2sfashionweek on Instagram!