Friday, April 10, 2015

Fashion Over Fifty: Zebra Print

My daughter purchased this zebra skirt from a friend who was selling some of her clothes.  It's originally from New York & Co.  Ashley decided she didn't want to wear it anymore, so she passed it off to me.  I have yet to wear this skirt out of the house.  I like it a lot, but it's a bit too formal for my taste, so I'm still trying to figure out other ways of wearing it to bring the formality down a bit.  I really like the white tee shirt and denim jacket idea I pinned from Pinterest (pictured at the end of the post) and I also saw a graphic tee worn with the skirt that I could try (except, I don't own any graphic tees that would match this skirt and the style gods say no one over forty should wear a graphic tee--HA! your rules, not mine).  I'll keep playing with it, and maybe someday soon I'll find a way of wearing it that I really like and I can wear it outside of the house and not just for photographs. :)  In the meantime, here is how I styled the skirt for today's post.

 I paired my zebra skirt with a solid black Dolman sleeve top I received from Stitch Fix over a year ago.  I know, so creative.  But it's a hard skirt to style!  The top is by 41Hawthorn and has a unique back zipper.  I have previously shown you this top styled with a mustard pencil skirt  HERE.
 Since the print in the skirt captures enough attention, I kept the jewelry simple by sticking with a solid silver necklace and bracelets.

 My shoes are black suede wedges I picked up at Famous Footwear.

 Here is the exposed back zipper.  I really like it when clothing items have these little extra details that make the apparel special.

And, here are other, more creative ways to wear a zebra skirt.  First up, the denim jacket pin I mentioned in my first paragraph.

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Here is a zebra skirt with a more colorful top:
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And here it is still paired with a white top, but the color is brought in with a cardigan.

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And finally, the skirt paired with a graphic tee and white blazer.  I really like this look.  I already own a white blazer, so maybe I need to keep an eye out for a cute graphic tee shirt to go with it.
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Which look is your favorite?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Wow ! Love this skirt ! Zebra, loooove print zebra !
    Ma favorite look ?...with the blazer, cool with the t-shirt and chic too !

  2. Amy I think you can easily wear the zebra skirt to a lunch or dinner the way you styled it. I also would wear it with a colorful solid top maybe in fuchsia or yellow and pair it with fun chancy heel sandals for a less formal look. Super cute skirt! <3 XOXO, Elif

  3. Great look ... the skirt and the blouse are so cool and pretty! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy


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