I never shy away from animal print and in this outfit, I’ve mixed it up a bit. I’ve swapped my usual leopard for zebra with a side of tiger. You could say I’ve changed my spots. Zebra print and tiger print are a match made in heaven. Fundamentally, they’re just different coloured versions of the same thing. By this I mean I’d find it difficult to distinguish one from the other if I saw them in black and white, as demonstrated in the photo below.
This therefore is a print cohesion, rather than a print clash.
This zebra print organza midi dress comes with a separate knee-length black slip which could be swapped for one in a different length or colour.
The self-tie sash is detachable, so it’s easy to ring the changes with a different belt- cobalt blue or a neon would look stunning.
I have a pair of black and “pearl” Ancient Greek sandals which will go beautifully in spring or summer. But in the meantime, I’ll be switching it up with ankle boots, chunky or otherwise, knee-boots flat or otherwise. Or heels. For more animal print mixology, I have a pair of grey patent leopard heels or black and white zebras with a bright blue heel. The possibilities of animal print mixology are endless.
The tiger print kitten heel boots fall usefully, into the day-to-evening category. They’re as good with cropped jeans and a knit for coffee as they are with an LBD for cocktails. They’ll get plenty of outings when lockdown’s over.
A statement dress like this needs statement earrings for balance. And what better to go with this zebra print ensemble than my gorgeous Karioko Handmade Nea earrings in golden zebra.
Zebra print organza long sleeve midi dress: Coast, current, (gift). Half price at the time of writing.
Tiger print kitten heel ankle boots: Coast, current, (gift). Half price at the time of writing
Beaded earrings: Nea in golden zebra by Karioko Handmade, current, (gift).