Happy weekend, my friends! It is hard to believe merely six days ago, I was wearing this outfit, surrounded by palm trees and hibiscus flowers…it feels like worlds away, a little trip back to the future brings that sense of warmth from with in. Spring, even summer, is not too far away!
The challenge today is mixing animal prints. I’ve talked about pattern mix, including animal prints of the same kind, however, having two different animal print in the same outfit, this is the first time. What I’ve learned, as long as one of the prints is muted, mixing two different animal prints is totally acceptable. For example, this silk dress has large-scale zebra print in army green and dusty pink strips on dark beige. These mild colors make it an ideal piece for print mix because you can almost regard it as being neutral. When I bring in a modest dose of yellow python, there is no competition between the two.
One other consideration of the dressy sandal instead of flat ones is age issue. Because of its mini-skirt length, the dress stand alone is quite youthful. I can wear it as is and pair it with sneakers and backpack, but that would make me look like I lost my suitcase and had to borrow the niece’s clothes. ;D Those 4″ heels and python print “aged” the whole look to right where I supposed to be.
Why the army blouse? Additional sun shield! 😀 Jokes aside, it adds emphasis to the casual, resort vibe, and when need, wrap it around the waist or tie the ends like I did here to give more definition to the waist. ^^
Thank you so much for reading! Until my next post!