I love the great look of leopard mixed with plaid
Burberry plaid blazer over Jeanne Pierre sweater, Forever Twentyone skirt with GNW tights pearl necklaces (all own) and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source

Mixing leopard and plaid in one outfit

It seems that I jumped the band wagon on fall’s mixing prints trend. O.K., plaid is also a fall trend this year or every year or an evergreen? Who knows? 😉 In this post, I show you an example of an eclectic style inspired business casual look.  Mixing prints and patterns is only one way of  many how to style non-boring outfits in all neutral colors.

over 50 years old fashion blogger looking posh in an outfit with a mix of leopard print and plaid

street style blogger in eclectic combination of plaid blazer and leopard print skirt

eclectic fashion blogger in business casual outfit with leopard and tartan
Outfit details: Burberry plaid blazer with GNW Luxe sweater, Forever Twentyone leopard pencil skirt, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, pearl necklaces and brooch worn as belt buckle (all own), and Akoya saltwater pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source

Why this tartan and leopard look works

In this OOTD, I mixed plaid and leopard print. It works because the blazer and print have both various shades of brown. You can think of leopard as a neutral. Thus, the same colors are not as important in this case as when mixing other prints and patterns. However, to get a professional look neutral colors that occur in both separates are best. Ground the look with one solid color. In this example, black.

Stylist tip: Mixing leopard prints are other animal prints is tricky. When not done right, you may look like a walking ad for the zoo. 😉

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Do you like mixing prints and patterns? Would you mix animal prints? What is the fall trend that you jumped on?

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Look at these posts for further inspirations on looking great in animal prints or styling plaid.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Thanks to all of you who joined the party and linked up last week. Your outfits were awesome! Obviously, every fashionista likes when guys know how to dress. 🙂 The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most which was Terry’s OOTD from The Style of Terry. Jen from Fashionably Employed became My Fav OOTD of the last party. If someone had said that orange and burgundy look great together, I would have made a skeptical face. Her outfit proves that this color combination can look awesome. <3

collage of Terry and Jen in their outfits that were the Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav and My Fav
Terry and Jen became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and My Fav, respectively. Photos from these bloggers’ posts

Now let me introduce you to my co-host Tania from 50 Is Not Old. Tania likes to blog about lifestyle, family and, of course, fashion and style. Young at heart is her motto. She says “If you only act your age, you will miss out on a ton of fun. Live life to the fullest, and look good along the way.” Please stop by her blog to say Hi and follow her.

Co-host Tania mixing stripes and leopard print in one outfit
Co-host Tania mixing stripes and leopard print in one outfit. Photo from her blog

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their outfit posts.
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