Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
today, we’re talking about how to wear animal print this fall. it’s safe to say leopard print has been an iconic wardrobe staple for years. think of Audrey Hepburn wearing a leopard pillbox hat or Grace Kelly sporting a one-piece leopard swimsuit. Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Queen Elizabeth were all spotted wearing leopard coats. fast forward to 2021, when animal print takes center stage, whether it’s a leopard scarf, zebra print blouse, or snakeskin booties. give me all the animal print! but my favorite will always be leopard.
last weekend i zipped up to NYC for a wedding. i can’t tell you how thrilled i was to celebrate this special day with the happy couple who had to postpone their big day not once but twice. three times a charm as mother nature delivered the most spectacular weather for the outdoor event. blue skies, sunshine, and temps that were crisp. not only was i invited to the wedding but the rehearsal dinner after-party on Thursday evening and brunch Saturday morning. the entire weekend was loads of fun, and it was so lovely to see NYC back in action! what a perfect time to trot out a simple yet chic outfit with an animal print skirt as its base.
Banana Republic strikes again as this entire outfit sans booties and handbag are from BR. a leopard midi skirt is a lovely alternative to pants that can go from work to the weekend with ease. the best news is this skirt has an elastic waist. who doesn’t love an elastic waist especially when it lies flat?! today, i chose a black ribbed turtleneck (available in five colors) that’s a dream to wear. sometimes turtlenecks can feel constricting but not this one! and my black double-breasted blazer is back in action (and back in stock) as the perfect third layer adding sophisticated polish to this outfit. black pointy-toed booties, black croc-embossed belt (old, similar here), and a trendy leather top handbag from Coach keep this leopard skirt tamed and ready for the office or rehearsal dinner. take your pick. and that’s how to wear animal print 2021 style