Leopard Stripes

One of the hardest trends to master is animal print, in my opinion. If you wear it wrong you’ll be catalogued as worst dressed; yet, if you master it you’ll be best dressed. I’m not a fan of animal prints, but I do wear it in accessories. If you are like me, that is the best advice I can give you. Following trends for us fashionistas is a must, but some trends are hard to master. It is up to us to find the proper way to incorporate them in out style. Like I said, for me animal print is hard, but I incorporate it in accessories and shoes.

This time, I decided to buy this leopard and black pointed toe flats from Target. I thought they were the perfect statement flat shoes everyone should own. To make the outfit a little riskier, I combined the animal print with this stripped shirt from Forever 21. You know that when it comes to very striking trends I go for the affordable options. We wear them a couple of times and then we toss them, so why spend extra bucks on them? So my point is: if you don’t feel comfortable with trending prints, such as animal, go for shoes, scarfs, bags, etc. Accessorizing is the best way to incorporate these types of trends without going overboard.

I also love the versatility of this outfit! You can wear it during the day, but if you make the switch to heels it becomes the perfect night out outfit. The skirt is super comfortable (you can see other outfits with it here) and the color is trending as I write this.

P.S.: While I wrote this post, I was baby-sitting my nieces. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MOMS DO IT. It was so hard to keep them entertained, while I was wrote and edited the post. Seriously, I applaud all mommy bloggers, specially the ones with running toddlers!

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 Una de las tendencias mas difíciles de usar correctamente, en mi opinión, es el estampado animal. Si lo logras puedes ser la mejor vestida, pero si fallas puedes ser la peor. Yo no soy muy fan de ese estampado, pero trato de incorporarlo en mi accesorios. Si eres como yo, ese es el mejor consejo que les puedo ofrecer. Para nosotras las amantes de la moda, seguir tendencias está en nuestras venas, pero a veces no todas son para nosotras. Es ahí cuando debemos salir de nuestra zona de comfort y encontrar maneras de llevar estas tendencias que no nos hacen sentir tan cómodas. 

Para este post decidí mostrarles como llevar un look sencillo a otro nivel. Usé unas zapatillas de leopardo de Target (noten como incorporo la tendencia sin exagerarla). Para darle ese toqué de fashionista que todas buscamos, incorporé en el look esta blusa de rayas de Forever 21. Como lo pueden ver, tiendo a obtener productos mas económicos cuando se trata de tendencias pasajeras. Porque, para qué gastar de mas en cosas que no usaremos todo el tiempo? En fin mi consejo es: si el estampado de animal no es lo tuyo, úsalo en accesorios como bufanda, zapatos, o carteras. De esta manera te sentirás mas cómoda y a la moda. 

Otra cosa que me encantó de este look es que lo puedes usar de día pero para una salida de noche también. Lo único que debes hacer es cambiar las zapatillas por unos tacones y poner accesorios mas llamativos. 

P.D.: Mientras escribía este post estaba cuidando a mis sobrinas. NO SE COMO HACEN LAS MAMAS BLOGGERS. De verdad las admiro demasiado. No lograba mantenerlas ocupadas mientras editaba el post. Tuvo que posponerlo y dejarlo para la noche. Una locura.

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Photography by: ML Marthinsen Photography

XOXO Ana Cristina Mariño

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Diana
    September 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    That’s my struggle, too! But loving the subtle detail of the animal print. It’s perfect!

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    Rebecca Bryant
    September 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Wow super cute shoes adn outfit. I like how you style things together. Very classy and pretty.

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    Vicky
    September 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Such a great look! I love the hint of animal print. You are right, it can be overpowering if you use too much of it. This is just right.

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    Debra
    September 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    What a great look and I love the yellow purse, what a great pop of color!

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    Lisa | Garlic + Zest
    September 20, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I love those shoes. I don’t have the confidence to pull off animal prints in a big swath – but as an accessory it will work — even for me.

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    Kimberly Pfaehler
    September 20, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I love the shoes, bueno todo! bella amiga.

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    Laura Sgroi
    September 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    What a great idea! I am not a fan of animal prints either. This is a great way of incorporating those prints in our outfits. Also loved your candid note about mommy bloggers!

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    Lynnette Joselly
    September 20, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    all the colors match perfectly! The mustard yellow bag, the cheetah print shoes. love it!

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    Christine - The Choosy Mommy
    September 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I can’t remember the last time I even wore animal print because it is so hard to get it to go with other things! You did great with your shoes though!!

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    OurFamilyWorld
    September 21, 2016 at 4:23 am

    You look so gorgeous! Your outfit looks very comfortable. I love how you matched the colors.

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    Kim
    September 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    That’s such a fun combo for Fall. I love the pop of color with the bag too. Love the look.

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    Rachel at The Everyday Mom Life
    September 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I have a hard time with animal prints. I feel like it so easy to go overboard. I love your touch of it in the shoes!

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    Heather
    September 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I’m not big on prints for shirts, but shoes, absolutely! Those shoes look so cute!

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    Amanda Love
    September 21, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I agree, animal prints are risky business when it comes to fashion. I think it will always depend on where and how you wear it, but no matter, it’s so much better in accessories than on your clothes.

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    CourtneyLynne
    September 21, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Omg just loving this look!!!!! I’m obsessed with animal prints so I’m loving your shoes! So need a pair like those.

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    Blythe Alpern
    September 21, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve never been a big animal print fan myself, but I totally agree with your styling tips. I like the idea of adding just a hint of print with flats or even an accessory.

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    Robin Rue
    September 25, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    This is such an adorable look! I have never been able to pull off the prints myself, but this is so fun.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    September 25, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I am loving those shoes! So cute and put together with this outfit. I need some of these.

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    Krystle Cook
    September 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    This is the perfect outfit as we head into fall. I need to get some shoes like this to add something special to my outfits.

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    Stacey
    September 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    What adorable shoes! I don’t wear animal print a lot, but your outfit is so cute! I love how it looks with the stripes too!

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    katrina gehman
    September 25, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    i love those shoes, they are so cute

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