Animal print skirt look number 2.

Here’s a secret about this skirt. It began life as a dress!

And, it was fabulous. However, it was one of those dresses you wear once and the second time, everybody goes, oh, it’s that dress again.

Plus, it’s a whole lot of animal print! I’m tall and I could pull it off, but, I’m also small-framed, so I felt like the riot of leopard took me over.

The print is definitely in my color palette though, so I wanted to make use of it. I decided to have a tailor cut the top off the dress and make it into a skirt.



For this outfit, I wanted something I could just throw on, like maybe if I’m in a hurry to go to the grocery or something.

Searching through my rack, I found this top I recently bought at a consignment shop and haven’t worn yet. At first blush, it looks like it really doesn’t go with the skirt.

I popped it on anyway, then pulled on these funky boots I got in the same resale splurge as the top.

What I noticed is, the small blotches of black in the top coordinated with the black in the skirt. Also, the patterns were about the same size, so it blended well. I love that it looks more like a funky, I-didn’t-try-too-hard outfit, rather than something I pained over for hours.

By the time I went outside later, it was cooler, so I slipped on an acid green, zip front Athleta hoodie. Remember, most shades of green will go together, just like in nature. 

Plus, the comfort factor here is off the charts while also looking pulled together without too much effort.

Style Tip: Animal print is a neutral, however, a little goes a long way! Don’t be afraid to mix color with animal prints. Pairing them with black can dull the fun of the animal magnetism!


Outfit Number 2 goals met:

  • High impact comfort level
  • Outfit can be layered for warmth
  • Very casual, easy vibe
  • Easily packed items for travel


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