How to Look Cool by Mixing Stripes and Leopard
Back view of golden Burberry leather trench coat with GNW tights and Steve Madden sandals (all own)

In the last Century, it was a fashion rule to have no more than one pattern or print in an outfit. Furthermore, the cat print was for night time only. It was preceived as overly sexy. In the 21st Century, leopard became an everyday daytime trend and neutral. The designers damped the old fashion rule. This post covers how to style leopard with stripes the new way.

  1. Pick a Grounding and a Common Color
  2. What Outerwear to Wear with Leopard and Stripes
  3. Further Readings
  4. A New Top of the World Style Linkup Party

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Pick a Grounding and a Common Color

Yesterday, in my Ageless Style series, I wrote about how to mix prints and patterns, and that I rarely wear just one print or pattern in an outfit. Here I did it again mixing leopard and stripes in one outfit. While in yesterday’s OOTD I used blue as the grounding color that occurred in all prices of the outfit, this time I used black to ground the colors and taupe as the combining color. The taupe color of the sweater picks up the light colors of the leopard prints background.

influencer in mixed prints outfit of anumal print and stipes

fashion blogger in sweater and pencil skirt with different patterns

blogger Nicole of High Latitude Style in leoprad print skirt with striped sweater and lace-up sandals
Forever 21 leopard print skirt with Jeanne Pierre striped sweater, pearls, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tights, Steve Madden lace-up fall sandals (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord

What Outerwear to Wear with Leopard and Stripes

The look is best with a neutral color classic coat. In this mixed prints and pattern outfit inspiration, I added my golden leather trench coat. It is a real statement piece. I like that the shade of the color is sort of muted and not right in the face gold like my golden shorts that I wear when I we go out dancing.


over 50 years old woman in a golden leather coat
Burberry leather trench coat over OOTD with Jean Pierre taupe striped sweater, GNW tights, and Steve Madden sandals (all own)


Further Reading

You can find more on how to wear metallics at day over 40 in the guide at the link.  When you want to learn more on the secrets of stylish mixing of prints and patterns take a look at the linked guide.

Do you wear metallic colors for day or night? Do you like to mix and match prints and patterns? Show me how you style your metallic pieces and/or mix your prints and pattern. Just link your examples up in addition to your OOTD or send me an email.I am curious.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Many thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most which was Alm’s OOTD from The Style Cheapskate with her geometric print colorful dress. I would wear this dress too, but with black tights underneath. My Fav OOTD at the last party was Irene’s floral print on black background dress. I wish I had this dress in my closet! Irene is the blogger behind The Daily Lace.


Winners of the titles Top of the World OOTD of last weeks Top of the World Style linkup party on High Latitude Style
Alma and Irene who became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ and My Fav, respectively. Photos from these ladies’ posts


I am honored to introduce my stylish co-host of this week’s party to you. Jessica Jannenga is the blogger behind Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. She is an over 40 fashion blogger who dresses in what she likes, preferably a classic and romantic style. She believes FIT is the key to having a great looking outfit. She loves the style of other eras as well, the 20s flapper girls and dapper guys, the 50’s and 50s circle skirts and cat eye glasses certainly appeal to her. She writes about trends, how to dress 40+, interviews women over 40, and hosts a Fashion Party called Turning Heads Tuesdays all about style, beauty and showing “fashion can be fun”. She believes that fashion should show off one’s personality, as she doesn’t believe in many of the silly “rules” imposed on dressing over 40. Please stop by her blog to say Hi and follow her.

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 Co-host of Top of the World Style Jessica Jannenga
Co-host Jessica Jamenga from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. Photo from her blog

Now let’s get the party going. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
Top of the World Style linkup party logo

  1. Please follow your Host via wordpress and your Co-host via twitter.
  2. Linkup any of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
  3. Please stop by your linkup-fellows’ blogs, introduce yourself to them, and make new friends
  4. Please share the post with your friends so they can join too.

As you know, I pin photos from this party’s post to the Top of the World Style pinterest board. I made this board a group board. Thus, if you want to pin all the photos of your linked up posts to the board let me know and I will send you an invitation.

Photos of me: G. Kramm

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