Giraffe print makes an unexpected look
Ruby tartan jumper, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, giraffe print cashmere sweater (all own)

Giraffe is a nice animal print that is not associated with sexy like leopard often is. It’s an often overlooked option to wear the animal trend. This post shows that giraffe is as versatile as leopard and provides styling tips and easy to copy outfit ideas.

Contents
  1. Giraffe prints Are a Neutral and a Classic
  2. How to Style a Giraffe Print
  3. Can You Mix Giraffe with Other Prints or Patterns?
  4. Just for Fun: Giraffe Facts

Giraffe prints Are a Neutral and a Classic

I love animal prints. Animal prints are great neutrals and look interesting. Moreover, these prints are so versatile to style you can find a guide how to ageless in animal print at the link. Well, when I saw this giraffe cashmere sweater, I had to have it. I am fascinated not only by the nice pattern, but also by giraffes as animals.

How to Style a Giraffe Print

Giraffe is a not so often seen animal print, but it is easy to style. It for sure turns head and gives you an entrance. Of course, it is a unique style statement! Try it with a solid that picks up colors of the print. When you are daring wear it with a leather skirt like in the photo below.

influencer in leather skirt with giraffe
Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, GNW tight, giraffe print cashmere sweater (all own)

Can You Mix Giraffe with Other Prints or Patterns?

Sure you can. It’s a neutral that looks great with floral, stripes, plaid in all its variations. My regular readers know that I love mixing prints and patterns.

Why does this outfit work?

The trick is to stay in the color family and ground the mix with black. The latter, I did with the tights, booties and the long sleeve T-shirt worn under the sweater. The plaid vintage skirt picks up the gray and dark brown of the giraffe print. The Gucci belt repeats a color in the skirt too.

midlife fashion blogger wearing a business casual outfit with giraffe sweater and tartan skirt

influencer donning the mixed pattern trend with giraffe print and plaid
Giraffe cashmere v-neck sweater over layering top with smoky quartz statement necklace, tartan skirt, Gucci belt,  Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tights, Bulova watch and plateau booties (all own)

 

This combination also works with a sheath dress as is show in the outfit idea below.

fashion blogger in black and gray outfit mixing giraffe print with plaid
Ruby Belle, giraffe cashmere sweater, GNW tight, Harley Davidson booties, Festina watch, DIY brooch, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own)

 

I even think it is more easy to wear than the leopard print trend. You can seen another plaid skirt outfit idea in this post.

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Like these outfit inspirations, it would help me if you pinned them to your own Pinterest board. It’s a great way that your friends, family, and others can see them too.

Just for Fun: Giraffe Facts

As a kid I always was fascinated by the long neck. I always felt sorry with them because they had such a long neck. As a first grader, I had the idea that it must be terrible when the have neck pain. They are the tallest animal currently on Earth and only have seven cervical vertebra. This means that each cervical vertebra is over 11 inch (0.28 m) long for the nearly 79 inch (2 m) long neck. This fact gives a whole new dimension to the saying “I have a stiff neck”. LOL.

Do you like animal print? What about giraffe print? Do you have an item in this print? If so what and how do you wear it? Let me know, I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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