Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Speaking of Black and Brown



As many of you pointed out in the comments yesterday, one of the easiest ways to wear black and brown together is to wear leopard print.  I’m a huge fan of leopard print, believing it to be a neutral that pairs well with a variety of other neutrals as well as with color.  Like blue:



I have to admit, I am super-excited about this skirt.  I’ve been looking to thrift a leopard print skirt for ages, but they’re usually mini-skirts or pencil skirts and I needed something knee-length and full.  And then, about a month ago, I found this skirt and it’s perfect.

It has a high-waist, which I love, and, of course, the full skirt that I need to ride my bike.  It’s also a nice, lightweight cotton so I can wear it all year long.  Today I paired the skirt (Jones New York, thrifted) with a blue blouse (Old Navy (also, yes, I have this blouse in three different colors)), a studded, corset belt (v. old, JC Penney) and black, platform sandals (BP Shoes via Nordstrom Rack).   But, I can’t wait to start pairing it with tights and sweaters like my girl Ana did with her leopard print skirt yesterday.  I plan on pairing it with more black, charcoal gray and maybe some burgundy (or oxblood, if you must).  

Do you wear leopard?  If so, what is your favorite pairing?

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Gracey

29 comments:

  1. Fantastic thrift score! Ladylike leopard. Looks great with blue.

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  2. ohhh fantastic.. and I love those shoes tooo... you look fab my friend xoxo J

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  3. That is a great skirt! I have a pair of leopard-print peep-toe mary janes (tres chic, of course) but haven't really gotten into the print for clothing. I think it's because, like you said, skirts are usually minis or pencils. But I would definitely wear a skirt like that! I wonder if I need to forage for fabric and make my own.

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  4. Oh I need this skirt! You look so fabulous, so I won't be coming over to swipe it from you. But I'm on eBay tonight, hunting one down : > Your belt is wow too.

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  5. Thanks for the shout-out! I have got to try my leopard print with a bright soon. That blue blouse has convinced me. You look terrific, and I love the swishy fullness of the skirt. Like I need another skirt, but drapey leopard print is awesome.

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  6. Of course! This is the perfect example of black & brown working so well together! And I love it paired with this bright, bold blue. It is, indeed, a perfect skirt :)

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  7. Love this! Leopard works well with just about everything. Coral, blue, green and purple are my favorite colors to wear with animal prints.

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  8. That skirt is incredibly flattering on you. And the thousands of ways it can be styled...

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  9. so i LOVE this skirt. you look GREAT!!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  10. Amazing thrift find. I'm a huge fan of fuller skirts. Your tiny waist is terrifically highlighted with the wide belt. The deep, rich blue is seriously lovely. I'm wondering if I can wear my bright blue tights with my leopard print dress? Um, without my sis calling me Smurfette. Very traumatizing that :p

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  11. You know, I actually like the skirt! Not a big animal print fan, but that is cute, in a bohemian sort of way! :D

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  12. I have a thrifted leopard print belt, but leopard print pumps would be fun to wear.

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  13. That is an amazing skirt! What a score. Love it with the electric blue. Animal prints don't work for me personally, but look incredible on you! I'm digging your thoughts on colour pairings, and look forward to a burgundy mix.

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  14. Love that skirt!!

    Amberly
    asliceofglam.com

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  15. That full skirt suits you perfectly - and the blue really pops with the leopard print. :)

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  16. That skirt is so perfect on you! Or... you look so great in that skirt! I can't remember which is the correct nice way to say it, but I mean it!

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  17. You look great!!! I found a leopard print skirt once but I didn't buy it. I regret my decision so much. Now I'm looking for something else. I hope I get it soon!!!
    xo
    Audrey
    http://inches2style.blogspot.com

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  18. Gracey, You did such a great job styling this skirt! I love full skirts with a high waist line and knee length and the leopard is such chic and a great year round print! I recently picked up a leopard print dress on the cheap and I am excited to wear it with boots and tights this winter!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  19. This is fantastic! I'm a complete wuss, and usually wear leopard with black, but this blue looks so good I'm going to have to rethink that.

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  20. very cute! love this look and that skirt! xo

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  21. Everything about this outfit is STELLAR!

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  22. LOVE the outfit!!
    As the proud owner of 3 leopard tops and a grey leopard jacket--I pair it with red, chambray, brights, tweeds, neutrals--you name it!! I NEED leopard ballet flats and now that I've seen your fab skirt-I NEED a full leopard skirt!!

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  23. i think i have this same skirt...just wore it on the blog on monday. i love this outfit on you. leopard and blue are so great together and you look fabulous in a high-waisted skirt!

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  24. Oh, oxblood. I love/hate that word/color/thing. But I do love your blue with leopard print. I'm always looking for a new way to wear leopard. Cute!

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  25. Oh i love this! And your waist is so tiny and no hips!

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  26. Love how your paired these two colors/ prints together! And it's thrifted. Love it!
    Katherine
    www.jagstyleblog.com

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  27. Love the combo! I don't wear leopard print very often, but now that I've seen it on you I remember I actually own two pieces, and I will wear the other one tomorrow! Thanks for inspiring me to shop my own closet! xo

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  28. You love amazing in this outfit. Can I call dibs on your skirt if you ever ever ever get rid of it?

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