Giraffa Camelopardalis

olivia_palermo_fur_and_giraffeAnimal print can be tacky and it can be tawdry.  Especially when it comes to the bolder patterns such as giraffe. This motif is neither subtle nor muted.  In fact, it is more difficult to wear it well than the unfortunate reverse. There are several things to keep in mind in order to make this happen.

Since it is a bold print, keep the focus limited and mix it with great basics. Be certain the clothes you are wearing are not ill-fitting. Do not mix and match patterns, keep it simple. And never go for colorful animal prints, certainly not with giraffe. Keep the color palette neutral and natural.  These tips will keep you looking and feeling top notch and keep the respect for the animal from which the pattern was born intact.

I have family in Tanzania. I can’t even explain the joy of riding through the Tanzania national park and seeing giraffes run across the road and elephants over in a pond and baboons running.


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