I don’t know about you, but I’ve totally had it with hot weather. Halloween and Christmas decor has already hit Costco which means it’s time, mother nature, bring on fall. I’ve already switched over much of my wardrobe so when we woke up to wind and rain on Monday, I was thrilled to be able to wear some of it.
There’s no question, animal print is trending this fall, but is there too much? Leopard print overload is a real thing because I felt it happening to me last week. Everywhere I looked I saw leopard on boots, bags, shoes, sweaters, pants, scarves, jackets, and on and on, ad nauseam. I was tired of seeing it.
Then I ran across this shirt which reminded me to keep an open mind. Because there are so many items in leopard this year, there are more unique options which aren’t always available. Color and pattern offerings go in cycles. It’s best to buy your most flattering colors when you see them because it could be years before you see them again.
For example, if acid green is one of your favorite colors, you’ll be hard-pressed to find it most years. Then designers will decide it’s all the rage and there will be lots of options available for you to add to your wardrobe.
Leopard will always be in style, but most are warm-toned, like the animal. I look best in cool tones so I snap up cool-toned leopard when I see it.
I paired it with my current favorite jeans. I love the casually elegant feel of these trousers. My white ones are the petite version but I ordered these in regular so I could wear them with a low heeled bootie or low platform. On the off chance they would shrink, I ran them through the washer and dryer several times before hemming up one inch. BTW, they didn’t shrink, but I wanted to be safe.
I love long cardigans and jackets over pants so I added a duster cardigan. This proportion nods to the rule of thirds which is the most aesthetically pleasing to our eye. Cutting our body into halves is never as flattering as dividing it into 1/3 – 2/3 l proportions.
COOL TONED LEOPARD
What do you love to wear that you have trouble finding?