Hot Pink and Leopard

preppy with leopard socks

I really seem to be on a leopard kick lately, and I’m not sure how it happened…I think it’s because leopard is neutral in color and can go with anything else color-wise, but it’s a little more exciting than just a plain neutral skirt, cardigan, or in this case, pair of socks. I really love how the magenta twitter blouse plays with the print, and I had a fun time putting this outfit together, even though it does seem pretty simple.

How you can mix up a basic button down/cardigan/jeans outfit:

  • Try some higher-waisted pants, and tuck your top in. It works for more people that you’d think, and it gives the outfit a sort of ladylike/70’s kind of vibe. I love that!
  • Add print. Wear a floral cardigan instead of a navy one, or wear some crazy printed or textured socks (not Halloween socks, though, please).
  • Use accessories to add some kick. If you still feel kind of basic, try some big earrings or a bangle bracelet to add a little extra girly flair.

You probably don’t need to do too much after you’ve tucked your shirt in, though. It’s amazing how far a waist will take you!

preppy with leopard socks

preppy with leopard socks

Blouse: via Kara @unusualform, Cardigan: Madewell, Jeans: JBrand, Socks: UO, Shoes: Ferragamo (via goodwill), Earrings: Kendra Scott

preppy with leopard socks

December 21, 2011

4 Responses to Hot Pink and Leopard

  1. Jennifer K. says:

    I love the hot pink with the navy! And I’m loving your hair color!!! Must hang out soon!

  2. Looking good in the twitter blouse. I’m glad the stars aligned and I was able to pass it on to use. Better loved by you, than languishing in my closet.

  3. Magenta top + animal print socks? LOVE. So fun!

  4. Jamie Rose says:

    Those jeans look great on you. I really love the mix of pink and navy too. And the leopard print socks are an awesome touch of print.

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