In my world, Animal Print is a neutral/staple, Animal Print is a friend and Animal Print is a lover. The day that I took these pictures was noteworthy in that I was not feeling at my best. I was at the tail-end of a fierce breakout and someone thought that my hair the way you see it here was a ‘don’t’ as in “So you woke up this morning and left the house like that. You really serious about this natural business huh?”
There was simply no better day and I mean that seriously. Your best accessory with any bold look—CONFIDENCE! or as my aunt (thank God!) taught when I was a pubescent teen—heads high and shoulders back. And so, I let my confidence bite back.
I didn’t intend to separate Day and Night but I have 15 animal print pieces and counting in my closet! That was more than I had imagined. Also, when I began, I had all intentions of strutting in various pumps. But I had lived it up in church (in heels) already, and with all the negative energy post that, I just wanted to be cool and me and as close to the goodness of God’s green as I could get.
Here is my Animal Print Look Book for Daytime. I hope you do enjoy.Look #1: Skirt as dress — ROSS. Cropped Jean Jacket — WalMart Look #2: Dress — ROSS, Gold flip-flops — Old Navy Coral Tut necklace from Peace Images Jewelry.
Look #3: Dress, Butterfly hair clips, ring — H&M, Tote — Victoria’s Secret, Jelly flats — My sister’s closet
Look #4: Reversible Dress — Midnight Velvet, Cropped Jean Jacket — WalMart
Stay tuned for my take on Animal Print in the Nighttime. Do you like/love Animal Print? Is one touch enough for you? How do you wear it?
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Hi there, I’m Tynisha C. Leon, writer, West Indian, mango-lover, founder and Editor-in-chief of DASHEEN magazine — the online destination where culture feeds imagination. Join the culture chat on Facebook and Twitter! If you’d like to contribute, drop me a line here, I’d love to read/see your unique views! Bless up!