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Born to be Wild

June 10, 2011

I realized that I’ve worn three outfits this week that have at least one item in animal print. One being the one I wore yesterday (as seen in the previous entry), another is the one I wore this morning to school for our Fashion Fridays and last is this one featured in StyleBible’s Blogger Challenge for the week. 🙂

and here’s the feature in StyleBible.ph 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

Alyssa Lapid
Blog: My Beautiful World

What made you want to try this trend?
I adore animal prints! It can make you fierce and feisty or fun and quirky depending on how you wear the print. It takes your look to a whole new level.

How do you build your outfit around it? 
If you’re wearing a loud animal print piece, then build your outfit around that and just add to that. You can glam it up with accessories or tone it down with casual pieces. If you have an outfit that you want to make more glamorous, then you can easily add small but noticeable doses of animal print as accessories.

How do you make the look your own?
Since I’m really girly, I like animal prints on dresses, skirts and heels. I also can’t resist buying animal print accessories in pink. I usually pair my animal print pieces with more neutral items–a leopard print dress with a denim polo, a snakeskin skirt with a grey top, or zebra print heels with a basic dress. I personally don’t accessorize much so this trend works well for me because it stands out on its own.

How do you balance your outfit to avoid making it look over-the-top? 
If you’re wearing a loud animal print piece, then try to make that piece pop by complementing it with neutral and more basic pieces. Conversely, if you’re wearing a simple outfit, you can easily add spice to it by wearing an animal print accessory like a pink leopard print scarf or sunglasses. If you’re already wearing animal print from head-to-toe, try not to wear other prints or over-accessorize. You can also tone your look down by wearing neutral makeup.

How do you accessorize animal prints?
It depends on what you’re wearing. If the garment is loud enough, you can opt for simpler accessories or those in basic or complementing shades. On the other hand, if you are only wearing a small animal print piece, you can accessorize it with another animal print item.

Can you give tips on how to wear this trend?
For the adventurous, this trend is perfect for going all-out. Try wearing a cheetah print jumpsuit or a zebra print dress. For the more risk-averse people, you can try injecting animal prints in small doses like a scarf, or a pair of sunglasses. It also really depends on your personal style. For girly-girls like me, you can rock this look in dresses, skirts, tops and heels. Not-so-girly girls can try them in oxfords, shorts or bags. This is such a great trend to play around with. Just have fun with it and be fearless.

How would you wear it during the day, night, to the beach, to a party, to work?
During the day, you can try toning the piece down by wearing it with denim. For a more casual look, you can try wearing a basic outfit with leopard print oxfords. For formals event you can opt to wear more interesting prints, like snakeskin or zebra, and make that piece the focal point of the outfit. At night, you can opt to wear an animal print dress that you can wear with or without a blazer.

Alyssa wore a dress from Stylebreak, a polo from H&M paired with heels from Aldo and a Mango bag.

Click here to see the whole article. The other bloggers were Aisa Ipac, Camille Co, Joanna Ladrido, Kookie Buhain, Kryz Uy,Mandi Garcia, Reg Rodriguez and Shai Lagarde. 🙂

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