how to wear animal print

  1. Diane Dale says:

    I love it all! You look fabulous!

  2. Lynn Boysen says:

    I love your blog and your style. One thing I’m wondering about though is all the horizontal striping of your body with this animal print outfit. I feel like the high booties just don’t work with the midi skirt. There’s so many break points that my eyes don’t look at your beautiful top half. Help me understand why the hotties are the choice.

    • Lynn Boysen says:

      Booties. Not hotties.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      we’ve been told that booties cut off the legs when wearing a skirt. or as you put it “so many break points.” today’s ootd is a very sleek outfit with black being the base. without the leopard print skirt, it would be a monochromatic outfit. so why not add a break to the eye especially with a pair of trendy booties? for some reason, women of a certain age haven’t taken to booties and skirts. if that’s you then add a pair of knee-high boots instead. footwear is the easiest thing to tweak to your personal preferences. but i happen to love booties and skirts no matter the length. it’s a chic alternative that’s modern and fresh.

    • Anon says:

      Black tights are my choice when I wear my leopard skirt with booties and a black sweater.

  3. Anne says:

    Stunning outfit! I’m wondering how the blazer fits as a fitted blazer is often too tight around the chest for me. Should I size up?

    • Beth Djalali says:

      the blazer is a very slim fit so if you typically find blazers fit snugly then size up. it’s a gorgeous blazer that i’ve had on style repeat for the past month.

  4. Very sharp and elegant, I have to repeat the word elegant, like you because can find any other way to describe it!!

  5. Nancy says:

    Good morning,
    I love this look and actually own a Michael Kors knit leopard skirt which is very similar. I would be tempted to try on a pair of thigh high textured stockings with this outfit. What do you think, Beth?

  6. Katherine says:

    Hi Beth,
    You look FAB U LOUS, love your entire look. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in New York, and it’s so nice you were included in all the wedding festivities.

  7. I have the short leopard skirt that I just bought from Talbots so I am going to make this work with the black knit top and blazer. This is so cute on you!

  8. Sandra says:

    Hi Beth
    Love your OOTD! It’s spot on (heh he heh I couldn’t resist). This leopard print looks really nice. You look so chic! I am happy to hear that NYC is still NYC – busy, bustling, happening.
    Take care

  9. Kathleen McDermott says:

    An all (mostly) black outfit is usually chic and expensive-looking. This one is no exception! You wear black so well. The leopard skirt is an absolute treasure. Oh, the places it can go!

  10. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    You look classy with an edge! This is another great look. Thanks for helping keep me current with your ideas. That wedding and surrounding events sounds like so much fun!
    It’s nice you’ve been traveling a bit.

  11. Frances Schleien says:

    I think the outfit is very nice however, I find the boots to be very unflattering….on anyone. I probably would have preferred a pair of black tights or stockings that would give a more streamlined look.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      then that’s exactly how you should wear the outfit. isn’t it great we have choices in the 21st century? what a dull world if we all liked the same things.

  12. Nancy says:

    Very chic Beth! Love this outfit on you.
    I’d buy it in a minute, but I’m currently getting my “colors” done and I’ve been told that black is too harsh on me; at least close to my face. Is there another color you might have styled this skirt with? I’m in the summer color palette. Looking for suggestions? Thanks…

    • Beth Djalali says:

      ha ha! actually, the experts tell me that black is too harsh. but i receive so many compliments when i wear black. not certain if red or orange would work with a dark leopard print but with a lighter leopard print those are my go-to colors. try it! even emerald green might work.

  13. Nancy B. says:

    You look classy as always, Beth! I just recently bought a leopard print midi skirt from J. Crew outlet and absolutely love it! I’ve dressed it up with a pair of ballet flats and I’ve dressed it down with sneakers and a denim jacket. You’re always helping inspire my wardrobe. Thank you!

  14. Prue Batten says:

    Love animal print. Will wear till cows come home.
    Su ch an elegant look.

  15. Pat says:

    Love this outfit !You always look so “put together ” Always beautiful…you and the clothes

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