Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jungle Fever

Would you buy a dress that was leopard print on top and zebra on the bottom? I certainly would, so this outfit passes my pattern mixing test.

Sweater, INC (one of my February purchases). Dress, Jones New York. Tights, Danskin. Oxford pumps, Isaac Mizrahi for Target.

A pattern mix like this isn’t to everyone’s taste and pushes the limits of acceptance in a professional workplace. A classic silhouette, though, ensures that the pattern mix is the only (!) wild element. Imagine how office-inappropriate it would be if the top were a bustier and the skirt a mini.


Yeah, this is my favorite pose.


With all the pattern and an embellished neckline, I didn’t need any jewelry.

25 comments:

Erika said...

Ohmigosh you just totally, totally rock - the mix of animal prints looks AMAZING on you!! :)

Rosie Unknown said...

I love! I think it would work better as a skirt and shirt though, that way you could wear them with other patterns and colours, not just together.

Kristin said...

you are a force unto yourself. Fierce, fabulous, and fun! Love it!

ShyGirl said...

This is so incredible! I would have never been brave enough to try this but you make it completely amazing! Gorgeous :)

DaShannon said...

Oprah said the word Shobotties today... i so thought you made that word up... i enjoy the blog!

Lauren said...

ohhhh i have this cardigan and LOVE it - it goes with EVERYTHING, seriously... i've kind of been using leopard as a neutral lately (bad plan?)

lauren

Sheila said...

I'm not sure that I would do this, but you rock it! I wore leopard shoes today. :-P

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Wow! You look fantastic, lady! Thanks for the inspiration!

maryeb said...

I'll add my compliments too. You look really great in this. I love the embellishment on the sweater.

Tanya Patrice said...

You are totally rocking this look!

Sal said...

Now THAT is some bold pattern mixing!

KayeStar said...

Awesomely ferocious predator/ prey pattern mixing!

something in me wants to see a big red belt or something in the middle.

Kim said...

You have balls.
And I say that with all due respect.
Also, your hair looks amazing right now - love the length and coloring.

Janni said...

I thought the same thing about shobooties, lol!

Girl you are brave... Gotta say, not my fave. To each his own though! I'm curious as to what your co-workers said?

Kasmira said...

DaShannon - I must credit Shabooties to Hillary (http://www.byhillary.com/)

Janni - there was very little reaction. One person complimented me, another said "wow!" and the rest just stared.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Hilary is wearing cheetah today too! I am wearing a cheetah cardi but not in a blog post... I missed the memo.
Love the print mix. Should you claw with one hand and hoof with the other though? Just to be fair?
:)
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Lemondrop Marie said...

Hilary is wearing cheetah today too! I am wearing a cheetah cardi but not in a blog post... I missed the memo.
Love the print mix. Should you claw with one hand and hoof with the other though? Just to be fair?
:)
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

hellojellogoodbyepudding said...

I would never think to do this, but it looks really good.

Megan said...

It might look nice with a wide black belt to break up the patterns.

Divine Rondeurs said...

the one time I don't like what you wear in ... forever!!!
but I think it takes a bold personality and quite the confidence to try such a bold look.
in fashion, sometimes you win, sometimes you loose.
fail for me.

Frenchette said...

I have been doing this for years... love the bold look of layered animal prints with my gray hair... I love to throw in RED and it all works together... I agree, it's a fabulous look!

kct said...

I love your skirt! I also must admit that your legs look SO Sexy in with that skirt and in those tights!

Lorena said...

Hi Kasmira
I was seeking inspiration and remembered you had done this look some months ago...
I am totally inspired by this look!!!
Would it be ok to use your picture and link accordingly ??
Please let me know :)
Muchas gracias -

Kasmira said...

Lorena - feel free to use the pic and link!

Lorena said...

Thank you for the heads up !
http://myeverydaywear.blogspot.com/2011/02/kasmira-inspired.html