Trending This Fall: Animal Print + The Season's Must Have Accessory
We all know how fashion trends start; some big-time fashion house decides that pink and red are the new "it colors" and suddenly you see it popping up everywhere. This fall it seems like we’re going to be seeing a lot of tweed, plaid à la 90s, and --my personal favorite-- animal print.
Animal print started popping up over the summer, from handbags to shoes to every piece of clothing you could possibly think of, so when I saw Harry Styles sport the look back in April at his second night in London, a little light bulb went off in my head -- this look must be recreated. But, I wanted to add a little twist to my normal outfit recreation and accessorize just a bit -- it’s definitely something I do in my everyday life (I don’t leave the house without earrings and an array of rings) and --now that I have a new accessory to add to the list-- I thought I’d show off my more creative side just a bit!
Shall we get on with the get on?!
Harry donned this Alexander McQueen custom suit at his show at the O2 Arena -- where he performed two nights in a row. It’s easy to think Harry got a little inspiration from his favorite, Shania Twain, with this look. I mean, who can forget her iconic head to toe leopard print look from the “That Don’t Impress Me Much” music video?! And he looked every bit impressive in the double-breasted suit with flared trousers. He completed the look with a black button down shirt and black boots, giving the otherwise eccentric suit a classic tough.
So how did I interpret this?
I’ve already recreated a previous leopard print look of Harry’s back in the early days of my blog so I wanted to make sure that this re-creation didn’t look too similar. This dress from ASOS really reminded me of this suit -- the same all over animal print that's just as eye-catching, but I wanted to make it my own. So, I added Vans sneakers to make the dress feel a bit more urban and casual, which differs from Harry’s dressier black shoes that he wore with his suit.
Also, the print on my dress is a little different -- leaning more towards leopard while Harry’s suit leans more towards cheetah. I do love the fact that the dress has a cowl neck, which led me to wanting to leave off any necklaces and instead opt for rings for my accessories.
THE MAIN EVENT
I didn’t, however, want the look to feel too casual, as Harry is --after all-- wearing a suit, and so I opted for an accessory that really adds a formal sense to the look -- my beautiful ebony and copper watch courtesy of the wooden watch company, JORD!
There is something about watches that automatically makes me feel more put together than if I didn’t have one and I think this one really works with the outfit; the gorgeous ebony wood brings out the black in the leopard print while the copper face beautifully complements the tan color of the dress!
I also love the fact that it is a wooden watch! One of the main reasons I hardly wore watches in the past is the fact that they’re always leather and --when I accessorize my looks-- I want the pieces to be both unique and eye-catching and this watch definitely hit those bases.
HOW CAN YOU GET ONE?!
It just so happens that I’ve partnered with JORD for a little GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive a $100 credit to use towards any watch of their choosing -- and with JORD’s huge selection of both men’s and women’s watches, I am almost positive you’ll find something you like!
Even though there can only be ONE winner, every person that enters the giveaway will receive a 10% off gift code to apply towards a purchase of their choice, so it’s impossible to lose!
The contest will close 23 September at 11:59pm CST. Both the $100 and the 10% off codes will expire on 21 October.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?!
After you enter to win a JORD watch (* 😉*) be sure to browse their website -- the watches make a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations.
By the by -- is there any content that you’d like to see?! Leave any requests --plus questions or comments about to giveaway-- below!
All the love!
Photography by Shakala Kyle
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