On the Wild Side
I love animal prints as much as the next “80’s Jersey Girl”, but over the past few seasons, my love for the animal motif — which includes, zebra, leopard, fawn, and Dalmatian prints, all of which I have once admired, had expired. Although I might have been over-thinking a trend, I ran away from the jungle, and retired the items in my closet. But suddenly this Fall, I seem to have found a new-found attraction to leopard, and I’m not alone.
Maybe it was the sheer staggering number of designers—including DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, and Giambattista Valli—that put a cool, modern stamp on the wild motif.
kate spade // DKNY // elie tahari
image via theclothingmenu
Maybe it was the photo of Sienna Miller looking so f*cking rad in her coat that made me want to go out and get a leopard coat ASAP.
Maybe it was the recent post I did on the current combination of black and white graphics with animal print that made me go wild.
Maybe it was the fact that the spots are oversized, a bit hipper and cooler than in seasons past, and in hybrids that seem so fresh? I don’t know, but I’m ready to let the leopards back in to my life now for sure and after purchasing a pair of loafers, and a envelope clutch, they are like the LBD, but not.
Cull my selection below– click the arrow on the right and it will take you to over 30 items that are just right for now. Wear them on a weekend, to work, or to bed.
Tell me… Do you wear the spots?
Coming tomorrow on the blog, I will be wearing mine…Stay tuned!
Happy Friday! xx