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!


 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.








Photography by: ML Marthinsen Photography

XOXO Ana Cristina Mariño

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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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