Sheela kindly asked me to participate in her Sister Act series featuring bloggers from their teens, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and their interpretation of wearing animal print.
Sister Act is a brilliant concept illustrating different variations of the same theme based on our personalities rather than our age.
Age shouldn’t define the way we choose to dress. Personal style and body type should be the only deciding factors when we choose our clothing.
Sheela persuaded me to do something online that I normally would never do in real life, agree to age before my actual birthday.
I am only just over a week shy of my 50th but I’m standing in for the 50’s here.
You just know that up until midnight the night before my birthday I will be yelling out,
“I’m only in my late forties!”
I’m not lying!
I’m hoping that my 50th year will be the year for positive change in my life. I’m making a conscious effort to let go of past hurts and move forward with an open heart. It is much easier said than done but taking that additional baggage into the second half of my life is only weighing me down.
I own so much animal print in my wardrobe it was hard to choose one piece for this feature but my 1980’s leopard print kitty cat jumpsuit pretty much takes the cake as far as Bitch-Be-Crazy-But-I-Like-It style.
Doesn’t this remind you of something Pat Benatar might have worn?
It was still quite cool when I took these photos so I paired it with a new thrifted item, a tapestry bolero from Italy. This is the kind of amazing and weird stuff you can find if you thrift.
The brilliant thing about this jumpsuit is that it is like wearing PJs. I can kick box or do yoga without fear of ripping a seam.
I know most people will tell you that wearing leopard print from head to toe when you’re over 40 (okay almost 50) is cray-cray. I will say this, on the day I wore this out my neighbour’s son, a twenty something commented how great I looked, and no I didn’t have to pay him. So there.
Without further ado we start in the teens for showcasing Animal Instinct…
Eve from The World According To Eve
Chichi from The Style Tune
I think this is my favourite. Such wicked pattern mixing.
Brandy from Authentically B
Sheila from Sheela Goh
You can see how easy it is to add a bit of animal print your daily outfits. Personally I love animal print, I think it is sexy.
Are you a fan of letting your inner animal out via your clothing?