#OOTD Crazy Cat Lady 3.0

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Now here’s an oldie but a goodie! A blast from the past, if you will. I’ve not seen anything animal print grace any of my go-to stores and online shops in a couple of years now, but it looks like 2016 is the year for it to make a roaring comeback. Accompanied, quite obviously by a plethora of delightful animal / cat puns.

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I remember back when I started my blogging career and strongly believed in the ‘power of excess’, where leopard print was considered a basic, a staple, and, (dare I say it), a neutral. It seems crazy to think about now, but this outfit from 2012 is a strong example of what I mean, where I team it with magenta, cobalt AND orange (cringe!)
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{Photography: Lima Khan}

{OUTFIT DETAILS} Trousers, shirt, coat, bag, shoes: All Kaleidoscope.

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As I grew (both sideways and in age) and my style evolved, I tried to make it so that my beloved animal print pieces worked harmoniously with feminine seperates in a 50/50 partnership. Hence this more polished outfit in a jewel toned skater dress with a gold chain necklace and classic bag circa 2014.

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This year, at 27, I’d like to think I’ve matured. Complex and fruity like a fine wine, with a smidgen of wisdom and a smattering of style sensibilities under my belt, I’m treating this stunning statement coat with the respect it deserves by letting it have its moment in the spotlight.

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By complimenting the coat with not-so-basic basics and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them details that are subtle enough to not distract from the look, but special enough to look polished if I took the coat off indoors, I think I’ve finally come full circle with my love of leopard. And that, in itself, is pretty freaking pawesome. I’m not even kitten.

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Oh, and speaking of pawesome, do you ever sometimes watch an advert on the telly and wish all the amazing clothes would magically appear in your closet? I do it ALL the time, only this time, Kaleidoscope made my wish come true. All the gorgeous pieces in this walk-on-the-wild-side outfit feature in their glamorous new A/W16 TV advert – watch it here now! Which of the pieces in my outfit can you spot? I see the bag, coat and shoes!

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1 Comment

  1. Yasmin Rebecca
    October 31, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Love this OOTD! I love adding a touch of leopard print to give a pop to any outfit, and I’m obsessed with anything with pom poms on right now! The slouchy trousers are lovely too, great for work or the weekend.

    Y x | The Sweet Seven Five

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