I was going through my back-catalog this weekend and realizing that . . . there’s a lot of good advice buried in there. I’ll be writing a post in the next couple of weeks that will bring some of those old posts to the fore.
Among the weighty topics previously covered were animal prints.
They are as important today as they were in 2015.
Then, I told you that my favorite is leopard and advised you to use animal prints regularly, but in small doses.
I stand by that advice, but when I saw this trippy zebra-print sweater, I had to have it.*
It’s kind of mind-blowing, isn’t it?
Psychedelic even though it’s black and white.
Do you notice any difference between these photos — other than that I appear larger in one than the other?
This fitted sweater doesn’t need a belt, but I felt that the outfit wanted a belt. Definition at the waist is key to balancing the proportions of these wide-legged pants.
As always, you are the jury. You can decide whether you like it better without a belt.
I would never presume to tell anyone what to think.
I can appreciate that some may even think that the belt is too much given all the activity in the sweater.
This sweater is a special knit of a basic cardigan JCrew has been selling for years: the Jackie Cardigan. It’s a fine cotton knit with little stretch. I particularly like how high and fitted the neckline is.
We’ve moved into real fall weather and so I put on a wool jacket before heading off to work. You’ve seen this one — a favorite that’s at least 10 years old — a few times before.
Clothes, belt, and shoes are JCrew; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
* The sweater is currently available in Zebra (cotton) and Leopard (wool). When I bought mine, the leopard was not on offer. One idea for these cardigans: I think these would look great under a blazer — black for the zebra, navy blue for the leopard.