My dear friend and super talented designer, Mojan, is here with you today. She is so stylish and sweet and I'm so lucky to know her!
Hi everyone! Mae and I (and many of you) share a mutual love for leopard print. It’s definitely well-represented in my tiny closet! Wearing leopard print has become so normal for me that it’s basically a neutral—I no longer associate it with the tacky, over-the-top fashion of the 90s.
Zebra print, on the other hand, I’ve never really embraced, and I’m not sure why. And judging from the fact that leopard print is on every girl outside my apartment but not one of them is in zebra, I’m guessing that I’m not the only one. Designers are doing zebra print right now—but people? Not so much.
So I posed the question on my Facebook page. Why leopard, why not zebra? Most of my girlfriends responded with the same two gripes about zebra print: too bold, too difficult to pull off. One girl said, “Two words: horizontal stripes.” Another said, “Leopards inspire curiosity. Have you ever heard the sound a zebra makes? It doesn’t inspire much more than laughter.”
But I’m the type who always roots for the underdog, so I really want to give zebra print a chance. In my search for inspiring examples, I came across this one of Olivia Palermo—my favorite find, not surprisingly—whose zebra print scarf and crazy stripe sweater are perfectly mismatched and effortless-looking.
And then I found these examples, which my friends might nix solely based on the horizontal-stripe issue, and others might nix on the head-to-toe-boldness issue, and yet, looking at these, I’m starting to feel like maybe I can do zebra after all!
Now I’m on the lookout for chic, zebra print pieces suitable for a kinder, gentler budget, and so far, I’m not disappointed. Check out these finds:
So, are you convinced? Will you be one of the few people wearing zebra print this season?
Or… have I inspired not much more than laughter?
Thank you, Mae, for inviting me to guest post today!
I hope you all have a chance to visit my blog on design, décor, and style.
Have a great day!
I'm ready to embrace zebra, Mojan! You won me over with that photo of OP!
I'll see you soon lovies,