Wild Animals at Your Local Mall

Cat-skin prints are lurking in many department stores and women’s specialty stores this fall.    Here are a few that looked interested as I was shopping with  clients this week … as well as some tips on the most flattering ways to wear them.

Chico’s had some lovely coordinates in a barely-warm sand-color background:

Of course you’d never wear the top and bottom together.  My client (inverted triangle figure) did the print pant with a camel shell and long duster sweater.  We added a bold gold-tone necklace to keep primary attention anchored near her face.

If an entire skin-print garment feels like too much for you, Chico’s also has some print pieces that mix skin look with other motifs.  Although the actual scale of the print is large – that’s their trademark look – the fact that the motifs are broken into smaller segments of color keeps them from being overwhelming for medium to larger-scale bodies.  The tank on the right actually reverses to allover animal print on the back.

Ann Taylor has an assortment of garments in this skin print.  The cooler colors, more high contrast version comes in the cardigan (shown), matching shell, camp shirt and T-dress. The warmer versions comes in the flounced skirt (shown), tunic and short trench.

Jersey dresses are one of the easiest ways to look polished and be comfortable at the same time.  These three are from Macy’s. The two on the right are Michael Kors (in petite and misses sizes) and the left one is NY Collection (plus sizing – limited quantity, amazing bargain).

With such a variety of options, how will YOU add this fun look to your fall wardrobe?







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About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.

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