Look of the Week – The Urban Jungle

Look of the Week – The Urban Jungle

What do you think when I say animal prints in fashion? The Kardashians or Dolce & Gabbana? While it can go either way for me, a good piece (or two) of print easily takes any look to the next level; and in some cases it may even be that of a leopard or a tortoise. Today’s look of the week proves one of these trends that never quite goes off the radar right: the tortoise print is back (or still here?). This season, think animal prints in softer tones and dreamy cuts. Often the key to creating an effortless looking outfit when in reality you rushed out the door after getting changed five times, is to pick a shade that reappears in one way or another in every piece you wear. Then, take a new twist on it and pair opposites (i.e. preppy blouse with boyfriend jeans). In this instance, I picked out a feminine and flowy skirt and topped it off with a loose-fitting t-shirt. A leather backpack and tie-up ballet flats kept it practical, but, once again, tied the different tones of black together without making the look boring.

Lily Tomlin, an American comedian, once said

There’s so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.

And while in fashion, leopard and tortoise prints would be referred to as the neutral prints, in the end it’s all up to how it makes you feel. For my part, changing it up with a fun and somewhat quite chic print on a floating skirt is the ideal way to embrace summer. There is nothing better than a modern, feminine and cool look all in one, right?

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I am wearing

Frilled to Bits Top by COOP for Trelise Cooper
Superior Pleated Skirt by CAMILLA AND MARC via Mrs Smiths Loves
GIA III Flats by Senso via Andrea Biani
People Like Us Backpack by Status Anxiety via the Collective

What do you reckon, would you wear it?

PS. Thanks a ton to the wonderful Lieselot de Brauwer for shooting this look with me. Find her on her blog The World is a Circus.

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