After a few extra bright outfits, I decided to opt for a look in neutrals. Yes, neutrals a la Huntress definitely means animal print. Toss in a pair of skinny dress pants, heels, and a Carrot bag, this look feels very classic. As one of my favorite fashion icons, Jenna Lyons, says, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” A woman after my own heart. A google image search of “animal print as a neutral” pulls up some amazing looks, by the way. I’ll be back…I’m going to be busy with this image search for a while…
Top: vintage St. John’s via Savers ($4, retails for approx $300+)
Pants: Banana Republic ($20 marked down from $90)
Shoes: Qupid via DSW ($25 marked down from $50), here
Necklace: Vera Wang for Kohl’s ($5 marked down from $44) (cannot stop wearing it)
Bags: c/o Carrot
Fashion Huntress tips
1) Personally, I like to invest in very “wearable” bags and purses. I wear so many prints and colors, I like having neutral purses to pick from when going out. Neutral definitely does not need to mean boring, however! There’s some great neutral, classic, and vegan bags via Carrot. I particularly liked the tote bag as a stylish option for carrying around my work shoes (versus my confusing “shoe bag” ie “whatever I can find in my closet to carry my heels in.”). Additionally, If you’re looking for a stylish and fun backpack, Carrot is the place to go. Look for my upcoming post for a peek at some of their fabulous backpacks.
2) I don’t have many rayon fabrics, so I had to do some research regarding the care and cleaning of rayon. Despite being a synthetic fabric, rayon requires careful care and washing. One of my absolute live-by tips in the shopping world is “be cautious with your cleaning!” My sweaters, cardigans, and dress pants almost never go in the washing machine. Dry clean only really does mean dry clean only if you want your nice pieces to truly last you years. One of the ways I try to reduce my dry cleaning cost is by using layers. I always wear a long sleeve tee shirt or tee shirt under my sweaters and then just wash the tees after every use. Sweaters really don’t need to be cleaned every time you wear them if you are layering and don’t spill on them (that’s the big trick for me!). If you want to know more about the care of rayon, you can read this interesting article.
Anyone else have animal print tips? Rayon feedback? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!