I’ve never been a huge fan of animal prints for clothing or decor. Can’t really explain why. I know lots of people who can pull them off, but for me they either look really retro and cool or really trashy… and it’s a fine line I’ve never felt brave enough to walk. Thinking about it, my aversion makes no sense. Why is making a print inspired by the coats of animals any stranger than say flowers or fruit or paisley?
But shopping a while ago I was desperate for a new top that was not too casual but not too dressy and tried on this bright blue and black top in a haphazard kind of polka dot silk. It fit (miracle). The colour was good on me. I liked it. It was on sale. I knew it looked animal printy, but couldn’t pinpoint which animal so I decided it didn’t fall within the parameters of my personal animal print boycott.
Then a day or two later, I spotted a giraffe on TV.
It’s a giraffe print. I bought a giraffe print top. I’ll bet most three year olds could have spotted it (no pun intended). I didn’t. LOL.
But seriously, does it make me look taller? (I could really use a longer neck.)