Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Unless you've been hiding under a rock lately, you've certainly noticed the explosion of the animal trend in fashion - both in animal prints as well as animal images.  While I haven't gone too animal crazy yet (unless you count leopard print), I thought I'd share some ideas on how you can work with those pieces you find interesting.

Personally, I am finding myself oogling over all things Zebra, Giraffe & Owl - thus the following sample ideas :-)
Zebra Print & Patterns

Its classic black & white pattern make Zebra print & images not only fun, but versatile too!  Apparently Express has some great Zebra options right now since over half of this board is from there.  And you can also see this zebra portofino (on the right) in action with Carylee here.

Giraffe Print & Images

Um, I'll take one of each of these please! :-)  Seriously, this sample board makes me super happy & while it could technically all go together to make an outfit, it *might* be overkill all at once.  This Giraffe print/pattern can be just as versatile as Leopard print, which is just one of the reasons I've fallen for it.  

Owl Images

While there really isn't Owl print/pattern, there are plenty of accessories & clothing options out there with Owl images.  I thought these PJ pants were adorable & I actually really love the scarf too!  For me, I am more likely to have jewelry & accessories with the Owl image & not so much the clothing - but to each their own I say!

What would be an ie-style post be without some inspiration/examples on how to incorporate some of these prints/patterns/images into your wardrobe...try these on for size!  

Wildlife Options

I liked the mix of patterns with the Zebra Tee & the Aztec print skirt.  Yes, it's all black & white, but the patterns make it fun & interesting.  On the Giraffe side, can I just say that I absolutely adore this skirt!!  I also love the mix of the mustard & turquoise colors for some contrast as well!  And Kendra Scott jewelry is currently on my wish list, so I chose to accessorize both outfits with her line :-)

While I adore all of the above, from my own closet the only wildlife I can show you currently is this Seahorse dress I picked up from Target last year on super clearance.

Dress Target  (old); cute option & option // Denim Jacket // Necklace J.Crew Factory option // Sandals

Now it's your turn - how's your Wildlife collection?  I'm always curious to hear what others are fond of & see favorite ways to style such items.

p.s. In case you didn't already know, you can click on any of the sample boards above & be taken to where you can find a link to each item.


  1. Hee hee, I love your p.s. just because I JUST did that to see where the red strappy heels came from in the 4th set! I have "red heels" on my wishlist and I usually prefer the strappy sandal variety. Anyway, GREAT inspiration boards as always. Zebra print totally calls to me. I'm thinking maybe I'll end up with a zebra handbag. Love your seahorse dress and WOW, you have great eyelashes! I need to go back and see which mascara you use- I think you did a couple of makeup posts...
    Gina -On the Daily Express

    1. A zebra handbag would be awesome!! I'm sure I do have it mentioned in previous posts, but just to save you the hassle, I use "They're Real" by Benefit mascara :-)

  2. I'm seeing so much zebra print lately! Love your wildlife picks! Your seahorse dress is super cute too!


    1. Thanks Jill! Yes, Zebra seems to be everywhere right now, which is a good thing! ;-)

  3. Adorable seahorse dress! So cute and looks great with your denim jacket and pretty necklace. I so love little pops of leopard in my wardrobe - a shoe here, a belt or scarf there and I'm good.


  4. That seahorse dress is so cute! What a great target find! I firmly believe that a little leopard can make my outfits better.

    Nicole to the Nines

  5. I love animal print but don't have too many items other then a leopard cardigan & bracelet. I just saw so many fun animal prints for fall in H & M! You look adorable in your seahorse dress!
    Marta, xo

  6. I love it all!! Especially the giraffe print - so adorable!

  7. I am a huge lover of animal and ethnic/tribal prints and stuff that has with animals. Your sea-horse dress is gorgeous. I love wearing denim jackets over my dresses, as well.

    Welcome by to see my latest. Thanks and Happy Hump Day Kellie!!

    Ada. =)

  8. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the giraffe and owl print! I haven't found very many items like that... and your dress is so fabulous!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Tremendous Tuesday! Hope to see you again next week!!!

    Hugs! Amber

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