Happy Friday Kittens!
I cannot believe that it’s December, I mean I don’t know about y’all but this has felt like the longest year of my life. Then BOOM, it’s December…Christmas decorations and music are everywhere and Christmas is two weeks away. I think we can all agree that the year 2020 has been a bit of an unpredictable and wild ride. In this post, I’ve decided to take a little walk on the wild side with one of my all time favorite pieces and something that I’ve never worn before on the blog.
Animal prints have been huge in 2020 and they’ll continue to have longevity and they’ll only grow in popularity. Leopard print has always been a hot, there’s no secret about it. It’s always going to be in style, because it’s just one of those classic prints that has staying power. Although I’ve always loved it, I don’t really ever think I’ve been able to pull it off. I cannot tell you how many leopard print pieces that I’ve purchased over the years, that I’ve either given away or thrown away.
I have legit been blogging on and off for a few years now and even though I’ve always loved this print on other people. My relationship with it has been a 100 percent love/hate. I love it but I often times hate the way it looks on me. I know some of y’all can relate, to loving a print, that sometimes does not love you back.
** Some of the items I’m wearing have sold out, but don’t worry I’ve found similar options**
How I’m Wearing Leopard Print
I have learned over the years that sometimes it just takes the right piece of a certain type of print that will work for you. In my case it was a leopard print hat, now I’ve had to realize that perhaps an outfit in head to toe leopard won’t work for me. However, I do know that I can rock a hat, like no one’s business….lol! So that’s exactly what I did, I made this leopard print work for me. I feel that’s what fashion is all about taking something and making it work for you.
Now I’m obsessed with this leopard print fedora. I realize that I say that about every single piece that I blog about, but y’all I really am obsessed with this hat. Although I love this hat, it took me a minute to figure out what to wear with it. I didn’t want something that was going to compete with my fedora. I wanted something to complement it.
The Cape Coat with the Leopard Print
I just couldn’t seem to find the right piece, usually when I see something that I like. I can already envision in my mind what I want to pair it with. It certainly was not the case for me with this look, I had to recruit my mom. She always gives me her honest opinion whenever I need it. She took one look at that hat and was like “Jennifer you need a cape.” 🤦🏽♀️ Well duh I need a cape, I needed something that offered a little drama and chicness to my hat.
I’ve always been a fan of capes, I wore my very first cape in high school. It’s an item I’ve tried to keep in my wardrobe, but living in South Carolina it can be hard to find one. A cape is by far one of the most dramatic and fashionable pieces anyone can own. I feel like the fiercest of the fiercest fashionistas rock capes. A cape is a long sleeveless garment that fastens at the neck. Sometimes they have pockets and sometimes they don’t, but the one I’m wearing has pockets and I couldn’t be more in love with it.
I don’t know about y’all, but when I discover something that has pockets it instantly becomes one of my favorite go to garments. The cape, I’m wearing is a combination between a cape and a coat, so it’s simply called a cape coat. Which I am incredibly thankful for because these pictures were taken outside and it was freezing.
Now rocking a cape can be a bit difficult, because it’s easy for the cape to wear you. So it’s imperative that you have the confidence to wear a cape. You literally have to wear this cape, as if you’re on a runway. I know, I know we’re not supermodels, but you have to have the mindset that you are or the cape will wear you.
What I Wore Under My Cape
I’m wearing a black turtleneck if you’ll recall from my last blog, which can be found here. A black turtleneck is definitely a Fall/Winter staple. They always come in handy, especially with a cape, because even though it’s thick enough to be a coat it’s still sleeveless. Which means you will need a really warm turtleneck.
I paired my turtleneck with a black suede skirt. A black skirt is a must have, it can be worn throughout the year, but it’s especially essential in the fall and winter months. Since the weather is a little cooler I know for myself I always opt for darker colors and bolder prints. Therefore, a simple black skirt can really pull a look together.
Of course I’m wearing tights, because it’s unseasonably cold in South Carolina. I’m definitely not complaining, because I adore Fall/Winter fashion and I love when I can wear a pair of black tights.
I chose to carry a colorful yellow bag, because it would’ve been super easy to go for a black one. However, I wanted to be a bit more adventurous I mean I’m walking on the wide side with my hat. I couldn’t play it safe with my bag. Besides in the fall and winter months, we tend to reach for darker clothing, so a pop of color will look great against more muted tones.
This bag is perfect because it can transcend all seasons. I always like to look for accessories especially bags that I can carry year round. I used to collect bags, but as I’ve gotten older. I realized that I personally like to have my go to bags. I think that happens once you realize your own personal style. You start understanding not only what you like, but what you need in your wardrobe.
Lastly, I’m wearing my faux python snake skin boots. They’re six inches, which can be a a lot for some people so I’ve included a similar pair in this post. Well that’s it for me and I hope y’all enjoyed this look. It certainly was fun and a bit challenging to put together, but I always love a good challenge.
Don’t forget to wear your masks….
Always remember to be Fierce, Fabulous, and Fearless! *Muah*
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