07 April 2013

A Dose of Animal Print

How much of animal print is considered too much?  

Happy Monday, everybody! Hope your weekend was a good one.  For us here it was a blessing!  It was raining here in Dubai which is rare and with that the temperature has gone down a bit.  Nice and fresh!

Back to the topic, how much of animal print is too much?  In my opinion, a dose goes a long way.  How much is a dose, is the next question.  Well, I personally think one item at a time is just nice.  Be it a bag, a pair of killer heels, jeans or in my case here, this light top. Keeping everything else to minimum is also important so not to create the unnecessary clash between patterns or colors.  I chose to pair this top with a simple pair of leggings, shoes and bag in dark color for a more subdued effect and the gold hardware from the belt and bag help compliment the color pallet of the whole ensemble.  

What is your rule on wearing animal print?  






I am linking up with other fabulous ladies in Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style and Monday Bloom over at DC In Style

:: Outfit ::

Top : Oasap c/o
Leggings : Zella
Belt : Mango
Shoes : ZARA
Handbag : Chanel Vintage








77 comments:

  1. Well this isn't too much animal print...you look fabulous!! I love that you live in Dubai and can share the experience with us. Have a great week!!

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  2. You wear your animal print so with much style!

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  3. Beautiful look! Kisses.
    http://www.solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. Love animal print - and certainly this is not too much! Adore your sunglasses. X

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  5. Love this look - and it's certainly not overdone! I usually wear one animal print at a time, but sometimes I'll double up with a scarf or belt. Thanks for sharing with VisibleMonday!

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  6. Animal print has been a long time favorite of mine, so I really want your top! You really know how to rock it with those leggings and amazing shoes :) Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  7. I love a bit of animal print....agree just one piece at a time. But i do think it looks so much better on dark hair girls, somehow more exotic! xx

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  8. p.s. would you like to follow each other? xx

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  9. Visiting from Visible Monday. I love the animal print. I'm a big fan...I wore my zebra shoes this morning! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  10. Beautiful, stylish, classy.

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  11. Just the right amount of animal print. I like the print, but you are right, it must be handled with care!

    Blue Hue wonderland

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  12. Popping by from Visible Monday...this outfit is very sexy on you. You wear animal print well.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  13. Ah, so beautiful! I love this pop. I would've thought an entire animal print top would be a little much, but you prove that theory wrong! You look fabulous and oh so chic.

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  14. I really like your style. It's chic and tasteful and you always dress to complement your fantastic figure.

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  15. I agree, a splash is fine. I do have one rule though. I try to never go to Walmart in any type of animal print. :-)

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  16. This is not too much at all! I say, as long as you feel confident, go for it!

    Sequins&Stilettos

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  17. you look so chic! I love your look..

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  18. I really like how you are wearing it:) I don't really have rules, generally I would tend to agree with you, but at the same time some people just can pull off " too much". You know those people- some just manage to be stylish while breaking all the rules:)

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    1. I agree! But unfortunately I am not one of them lucky ones!

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  19. One of my style rules is just one piece of animal print per outfit. I totally agree with you! This is a very classy look.

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  20. I love this look on you, the leopard print is subtle and sexy. You look amazing!

    xx Kelly

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  21. You look great! I love that blouse, so pretty!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  22. You look absolutely fantastic!!! leopard print looks fab in combo with black!!

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  23. One of my fav looks from you! I adore leopard print but I do agree, one print item per outfit.
    I heart your bag and shoes!!

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  24. Love the print, specially in a feminine soft fabric like this one! You look gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  25. Oh my, but I love animal print and that top is divine on you! I do agree that a little goes a long way.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  26. I personally can't wear animal prints...but you look absolutely stunning! I think that your idea of wearing just one piece is perfect, as it's always a bold statement...let it shine!

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  27. You looks great and I love animal prints. Have a nice monday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  28. i usually stick to one piece of animal print in my outfit but sometimes if its done the right way you can do more!! ps to answer your question im 5'3 :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  29. I try and limit it to one piece of animal print per outfit. However, I think there might be the rare exception if it's subtle.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  30. Hi there! thanks for stopping by with your lovely comment, I am going to follow you if you'd like to follow me back. I love leopardprint- I wear it in shoes, bags scarves and clothes. You look really lovely in this outfit, that's a great blouse!

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  31. Love the shape of the blouse. It looks comfy and chic

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  32. Black with leopard is so classic!! Love it!

    Kisses

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  33. Such a sexy outfit.I don't ear it often but then depends on the mood.Generally animal print is the focal point.

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  34. You look amazing! I just love that sheer animal print shirt. I think in moderation is key which is exactly how you're wearing it. I'm also dying over your vintage Chanel! So so pretty.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  35. This top is so fabulous!! Love your heels too. Great look.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  36. Love this look! Simple and elegant :) And those shoes look like a million bucks - are they recent?
    XO ~Kim @ popcosmo.com

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    1. Got it about a month ago from Zara's new collection. Come in nude as well :)

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  37. Exactly my style! I love everything about this look. Gorgeous, dear!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  38. Great outfit. Love the top!!! Visiting from the link up. I'm also hosting one this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite Spring Trend. HOpe you can join. I'm also doing a giveaway for a $300 gift card to Gap. Check it out.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  39. Love that top, gotta love a good animal print!

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  40. I love your outfit, I thinks is perfect!!
    You have a great sense of style.
    ❤ lots of love.
    -Johanna

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  41. Your dose of animal print is just the right amount of chic & class....love your understated style all time. I'm finally posting my Wallis outfit for the competition...hope you could check it out & put again another vote for me until April 9!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  42. Love this outfit. The animal print is perfect!

    http://lazymazei.blogspot.com

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  43. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Your outfit is so cool and edgy. I think wearing two different animal prints at once is not good and would have a tendency to clash.

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  44. Nice and chic outfit. I love anything leopard. Looking lovely as always, Mrs. C!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  45. You look so elegant! I love animal print too but would not wear it from head to toe, too much for my taste. But I can combine a top and shoes, or shoes and a bag.

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  46. You can never have enough animal print!! well u can but... never enough pieces :) love this top btw!

    francesca
    www.frankvinyl.com

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  47. I'm loving the fabulous dose of animal print! It looks great with the skinny jeans, ankle strap heels, and your gorgeous vintage Chanel bag;)!

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  48. I absolutely love this look! The relaxed look with the low belt is SO CHIC and fabulous!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  49. very cool!

    Hope you'll have time also to say hello on my blog :)
    have a nice day!
    xx
    www.ireneccloset.com

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  50. That leopard print top is so chic! I totally agree that just a little leopard looks classy!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  51. I completely agree that a little animal print goes a long way. Too much and you risk looking like a cougar (and not the one in the animal kingdom). You look fab in yours! I love it paired with simple black pants & heels.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; it's great to meet you!

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  52. Great outfit! Beautiful top!

    You want to follow each other in the GFC and Bloglovin?

    Best wishes,
    http://vgolove1.blogspot.ru/

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  53. I have one item that is animal print. I fondly refer to it as my cat vest. Faux fur, expertly made, and I love it. For me, one piece in my entire wardrobe is enough, LOL. I do agree with your choice of one item of clothing per outfit. And yes, when I think of Dubai, the last thing that comes to mind is rain. It must feel so fresh and cooling when you do receive it, yes?

    Sue xo

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    1. Oh, surely.. we crave for rain :)

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  54. You look great, and your "dose" seems just right. You look cool and pretty in this sheer blouse ... tasteful hint of dark beneath it. However, a "dose" for me is never been more than a Spy-inspired bag I have. I just can't get over feeling that I look a little "Peg Bundy" in animal prints. My loss, I think.

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  55. Amazing post!
    So sweet this photos, I’m surprised because your sense for feel the fashion It’s so amazing.
    Would you like follow each other? Let me know =)
    addictbeiconic.blogspot.com

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  56. Great outfit! I love animal print and it never goes out of fashion which is another reason to love it. This is an outfit I would totally wear! Love the ankle strapped heals!

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  57. Hi... been your silent reader... Love looking at your styles :)

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    1. Thank you, Naddy :) Appreciate it!

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  58. Animal print in moderation is just glorious - you have styled it perfectly! Animal print in excess ... is my granny haha.

    Love this look!

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  59. Oh wow! Amaaaaazing bag, dear!!! Love vintage! :)

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  60. I love this leopard top on you, SO cute! I agree, I like animal print in doses, but I think there are plenty of people who can pull off more. It can be such a chic print!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  61. Lovely look! I adore your printed blouse and heels!
    awesome styling, Nice pictures!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  62. You are wearing the perfect amount of animal print. Very chic.

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  63. I'm much the same as you. I prefer to keep it minimal too

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  64. Just lovely! =)

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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  65. Very lovely outfit. You look amazing!
    www.impromp-two.blogspot.com

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  66. i don't really have a rule. i love leopard and would wear it head to toe if it worked, haha! i love the blouse.

    [oomph.]
    mobile morsels

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  67. Wear it proudly!!! Love the animal print.

    -ileana

    ps. now following!!!!!

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