you would think as much as i love animal print, i would’ve featured it more this summer. well, i’m correcting that “wrong” today and showcasing one of my favorite tunics so far this summer. we’re also revealing our next top summer blockbuster, so stay tuned for that. but first, let’s talk how to wear animal print this summer.
we preach it all the time here on the blog: animal print is a neutral that can be paired with other neutrals for great visual effect. today, i pulled together this sleeveless animal print tunic and these slim ankle pants. they’re both from Chicos. (i’m loving their summer line this year!) animal print is fun. it’s exciting. and it puts a little pep in my step. if you’re looking for a little mid-week pick-me-up, then add some to your wardrobe.
animal print pairs well with any neutral base. for my base, i’m sticking with white, as i’ve done much of this summer. (but if white isn’t your color, try anything from an olive green to black.) this slim ankle pants from Chicos are crisp and comfortable. i’ve gotten a lot of use out them already this season—they’ve become a real go-to. in fact, it’s hard to imagine what they won’t pair perfectly with. they certainly go great with this bucket bag, one of my favorite accessories this year.
we’re continuing on with our favorite summer blockbusters today. in case you missed it, yesterday i chose Jaws. my oldest son picked today’s, and he’s going with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.
based on Michael Crichton’s novel, it’s hard to think of a “bigger” movie than Jurassic Park. to see full-scale, fully animated dinosaurs on the silver screen in the summer of 1993—there was nothing quite like it. i think it took all of our collective breaths away. the sheer spectacle of it puts the movie in a class of its own, rivaled only by movies like Star Wars. mr. style took my son to see a late showing of it—a real privilege for a then third-grader. my oldest loved the movie so much that he had a Jurassic Park themed birthday party that year. it was his first real experience with a summer blockbuster, and that’s why it topped his list.