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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. Stripes were for blouses or shirt- and house dresses, but not women sweaters or tops. 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 mixing stripes with leopard, i.e. wearing stripes the new way.

Updated: October 2021

  1. Mixing Stripes with Leopard: 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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Mixing Stripes with Leopard: 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 pieces 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 print’s background.


influencer in mixed prints outfit of anumal print and stipes
Back view of mixing stripes with leo print outfit inspiration


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Side view of example outfit for mixing stripes with leopard print


blogger Nicole of High Latitude Style in leoprad print skirt with striped sweater and lace-up sandals
Outfit details: 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

Do you like to mix and match prints and patterns? Why not stylying stripes with other prints?

Do you wear metallic colors for day or night? You can find more on how to wear metallics at day over 40 in the guide at the link. Show me how you style your metallic pieces at the top of the World Style Linkup party.


Top of the World Style linkup-party

Many thanks to those of you who linked up last week. You are all so stylish! I am honored to introduce my stylish co-host of this week’s party to you. Jessica Jannenga is the over 40 fashion blogger behind Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. She dresses in what she likes, preferably a classic and romantic style. Her believe is that FIT is the key to having a great looking outfit. Jess loves the style of other eras as well, the 1920s flapper girls and dapper guys, the 1950’s circle skirts and cat eye glasses certainly appeal to her. On her blog, 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. According to her, fashion should show off one’s personality, and many fashion rules imposed on dressing over 40 are just silly. Please stop by her blog to say Hi and follow her.


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.

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

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