As much as I adore print, for some reason or another I have avoided leopard print. Perhaps it is that I think of it as a rather chic and sassy pattern that did not quite jive with my love of being eclectic, creative, and whimsical in my outfit selections. Today I am going out of my comfort zone and creating a look with a high concentration of leopard print and my thought process of getting this style to work for me.
One of the reasons I love to thrift is finding pieces that sway you to purchase where in a retail environment you may not. That was the case when I saw this boyfriend cardigan with a large scale leopard print on it at a local thrift shop. What drew me initially to it was the oversize pattern that I more typically see in smaller proportion. It felt fun and whimsical to me, so I decided to give it a shot, especially since it was half off its already low price. What was even more surprising was when I saw this exact cardigan still for sale at Target, so if you are loving it like me, you can snag one for yourself!
I decided to wear it this day with a dark brown faux leather skirt that I got last season from Forever 21+. By wrapping the sweater around and then securing it with a belt high on my torso, I created a unique look for myself. I kept with the all neutral color palette by slipping on the Myla Oxford Booties that I got from Avenue.
More tan accessories through the satchel and wood necklace give variety in the shades of brown so I am not all one color. The necklace does add a lot of whimsy too. I did use some color through the use of red nail polish and lip color for a little pizzazz. This is my second “Out of My Comfort Zone” post and I am really enjoying putting them together. It is keeping me on my toes when it comes to my wardrobe and gives me a chance to put what I already have in my closet to work for me. It also keeps my outfits feeling fresh as I never want to fall back into a wardrobe rut. With the exception of the thrifted leopard cardigan, this entire look are pieces I have had in my closet for a while. I hope that these posts give you some inspiration to go out and try new things out of your comfort zone.
- Leopard Print Cardigan: Mossimo
- Faux Leather Skirt: Forever 21+
- Belt: Merona
- Wood Necklace: Anthropologie
- Satchel: Avenue
- Myla Oxford Bootie: Avenue
SHOP ANIMAL PRINT SWEATERS
Today’s Postivity Note
This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, unstoppable, and this year I will be FIERCE.
CURRENT PROMOTION AND GIVEAWAY
Are you ready for the holidays? From Friday, November 4th to Friday, November 18th I am offering the Avenue Get Ready For the Holidays Styling Services. If dressing for holiday events feels overwhelming to you and you feel you would like a helping hand to put together a personalized look for you from Avenue (sizes 14-32), the Get Ready for the Holidays Styling Service is perfect for you. Click here to find out details about the service.
Each person who purchases a Styling Service from November 4th to November 13th will be entered into a giveaway to win the three piece outfit pictured below that I already pulled together. It is a great casual look that can be easily styled and I will be announcing the winner on Monday, November 14th!