Dress: H & M
Pumps: Chinese Laundry
Black Top: Victoria Secrets (strapless bra)
Bangles: (purchased years ago, different places)
Earrings (two pair): Beauty 4 U (green, oval shaped, crackled earrings), Forever 21 (long, gold, leaf accented, dangles)
So this is what I decided to “throw” on for my “FIRST TIME IN A LONG WHILE GOING OUT” outfit. I was definitely inspired by the fall trends of big, animal prints and chunky accessories. You can either accessorize by throwing on a wide belt, thick bangles, chunky/ funky neck piece or large geometric or organically shaped earrings. Remember don’t over-accesorize! Less is definitely more! I chose three chunky bangles; two black and one ombre cream and gold. All three bangles have different sizes and finishes (from shiny, semi-glossy, to matte) but the choice of allow one of the three bangles to bring in the “pop” of color still balances the look.
With such a bold print it’s easy to want to go the other way and be a little more conservative with your accessorizing. Don’t be deterred. It’s all about the hue choices that would take a look from abstract to mismatch. For this look I stuck with one formula; add a pop of contrast with greens, bronzes and golds. It will give you a pop of color, without being too electric…unless that’s what you like 😉
Inspired by these trends and trendsetters:
Jessica White, model
Though I’m not a fan and is not often inspired by the beautiful model’s fashion choice, it’s something about a sexy animal print, hugging a womanly shape that’s always inspiring. Sure, I would’ve made different shoe and clutch choices but as a whole, she’s got the look.
Kim Kardashian, reality tv star Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Shapely Kim K knows how to work form fitting dresses baby! With more curves than a bottle of Coke and a super plunging, sweetheart neckline, she’s spot on for using very minimum accessories. I mean, what more do you need to set something like this off?!
Khloe and Kim Kardashian
These chicas accesorized these fits in different ways that both anchored this look conservatively, yet made it fashion forward and super sexy; tights and belts! Both ladies rocked solid, black, opaque tights, but Khloe rocked it out with thigh high boots while Kim wore a wide, patent leather belt and peep toe suede ankle booties. FAB!
Although there’s an overload of prints, you get the general idea. There’s an inspiring, animal print piece that you can take from each of these looks and add to your existing wardrobe. Now unleash the Animal DIVA you have inside and WERK!!! lol
Makeup Look/ Products Used:
Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation
NYC Translucent Powder
MAC MSF “Dark”
MakeUp by Sparkle “Hot and Spicy” blusher/ bronzer
Black Opal Spot and Scar Concealer
Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Palette
Colorful Online 88 color Mirage Palette
MakeUp by Sparkle eye khol pencil, Onyx
Too Faced Size Queen mascara
Milani lip/ eye pencil, coffee
MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss, Spiritual
I wanted to bring out the greens that I had in my earrings because I didn’t think they were showcased enough amongst all that HAIR!! LOL! Plus I just love greens and golds on brown skin so any excuse to rock it, I’m takin’ it!
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