It’s looking like a jungle out there and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Animal print is everywhere right now. Typically not something we’ve seen so much of in the warmer months but I AM NOT COMPLAINING.
I have honestly talked myself out of buying at least 3 animal print shirts (not saying I won’t sneak in at least one at some point), but I feel as if my closet already has a good amount. So how else can I stock up on one of my favorite prints? In asking myself that question I thought I’d help you out as well and give you three fresh ways to do animal print…from pieces I found at JC Penney!
JC Penney in West Town Mall is one of my favorite places to pop in and get something good for a great price. I especially love walking up to the register while searching for coupons on my phone, knowing that I’m about to save even MORE.
And with Memorial Day behind us to kick off the official start to summer clearance season, I feel as if we’re going to be swimming in discounts. Let’s talk about these pieces…
Go for it in a Blazer:
When you first see this guy on a hanger, you think (at least I did) Ooo that’s too much going on. But honestly, when thrown over a white t-shirt and jeans (or in this case workout pants), it’s just right. I’m a huge fan of blazers with the cinched sleeves because I know I’m going to be cinching them anyway, if that could be built in that would be great. Also the length on this one is long but gives it a modern edge without being too oversized looking.
This would work both for a “feeling spiffy” day in the office over a simple black dress, or thrown on with a white shirt and distressed jeans to punch up a casual look.
PS: The white tank I have on underneath that I grabbed just to make this outfit look normal (the shirt I came in wearing was lavender) is a wonderful shirt. I’m totally going back for it. They also have it in black. I’m wearing a small in both the tank top and jacket.
Take the print to your bottom half:
Please note: I am not a shorts girl. Don’t like them, don’t wear them, but I almost sold myself on these. They’re light weight, have a very comfortable elastic waist and are flowy without the fear of flashing someone. Also, they would give all your solid tees a great companion. And one word: POCKETS.
I’m wearing a large in these, but could probably have gotten away with a medium. They’re so flowy I was okay with a little extra room.
Try animal print in a different color:
When it comes to wearing an animal print that’s outside the colors you would actually see on an animal – tread lightly. I know I’m contradicting my headline with that sentence, but as I typed it I realized that your outfit can veer down a tacky road if you don’t keep your hands on the wheel so to speak.
However, I’ve seen this emerald green combo a couple times now and I think you can stay on the fashionably straight and narrow with this while still doing something fresh…
This top is a bit cropped with wider sleeves. Wear it with some high wasted jeans or even over a maxi dress for a fun new twist.
I hope this gives you some summer style inspiration!