Vogue a Trois: Hello Kitty

Posted on July 02, 2013, 8:00 am
4 mins

L'Agence Leopard Print Blouse

L’Agence Leopard Print Blouse

If there is one thing that doesn’t go out of vogue, it is animal prints. Leopard, zebra, or cheetah—with a little python thrown in for good measure—appear every season on the runways and in the stores, often slightly reinvented. The liquid print of Roger Vivier’s leopard shoe, for instance, can be described as both retro and modern because of its gorgeous, almost camouflage effect—a fashion sleight of hand so to speak. I love the versatility and chicness of the L’Agence blouse, and it is the perfect thing to style for this week. There is much debate about leopard—and animal prints in general—being considered a neutral, and I believe that they are. Adding an animal print element to your look can do the same thing as a pop of color. It is surprisingly subtle yet super cool. Answer the call of the wild with the L’Agence blouse worn with the DVF Marta Leather Pencil Skirt in Deep Cherry. This elegant match has an edgy feel with the leather’s unexpected color and would be fabulous tucked in or belted with this Brooks Brothers Suede Belt with a Tortoise Buckle. I love all the texture to this outfit, so adding the Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Print Patent Leather Pumps completes the look.

DVF Marta Leather Skirt

DVF Marta Leather Skirt

Brooks Brothers Suede Belt with Tortoise Buckle

Brooks Brothers Suede Belt with Tortoise Buckle

Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Print Patent Pumps

Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Print Patent Pumps

 

 

 

 

 

LNA’s Isaac Zip Pants make this blouse ready for a night out on the town with the modern look of cuffed jersey pants with zipper detail. Add a black camisole underneath the chiffon blouse and open up an extra button to add a bit of sexy elegance. This definitely calls for heels with an edge, so go for the blue and metallic combo of the Veronique Branquinho High Heeled Sandal and you won’t disappoint. I think that the gold tone of this shoe is complimented by these Di Modolo Rose Gold Triadra Hoops. One of the great things about this chiffon leopard blouse is that it is year round chic, and can be dressed up or down.

LNA's Isaac Zip Pants

LNA’s Isaac Zip Pants

Veronique Branquinho High Heeled Sandal
Di Modolo Triadra Rose Gold Hoops

Di Modolo Triadra Rose Gold Hoops

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pair of distressed cropped denim would make the look more casual, or you can wear a more summery feel with cropped white denim. Wear the True Religion Lizzy Cropped Skinny Jeans with these Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Espadrille Wedges in silver for a warm weather ensemble that can go from day to night. And adding this Mackage Hidi Distressed Leather jacket in yellow will make you one cool cat. Animal prints don’t really fall under the category of trend to me, but are more of a classic with an exotic edge. Whether this look is in the forefront of the season or a more subtle enchancement, animal prints can always help you find your purr-fect look.

True Religion Lizzy Cropped Skinny Jeans

True Religion Lizzy Cropped Skinny Jeans

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Espadrilles

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Espadrilles

Mackage Hidi Distressed Leather Jacket

Mackage Hidi Distressed Leather Jacket

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.