I got a Saturday off and the last thing I wanted to do was spend it at home. The heat wasn’t so bad today, so I spent the day out and about.
In my opinion, leopard print isn’t going anywhere. It may disappear from the runways and fashion mags every now and then, but it’s always a classic staple and best presented with a retro twist. So I got to playing around with styling a dress I’ve been coveting and decided to do a Day to Night post.
I absolutely, completely adore Trashy Diva. Their clothing has the most flattering fit, perfect tailoring and is the best combination of modern and retro.
For day, you want to choose simple accessories and really let the dress do all the work. A simple cropped black cardigan or shrug (unbuttoned to show off the neckline) and black oxfords keep it relaxed and casual. Minimal jewelry like a leather wrap bracelet work well with the shoes and bag. I chose a structured brown leather bag to contrast all the black and play off the brown in the dress.
I went absolutely retro glamorous for the night look. Red and Leopard print are a classic combination and one that I couldn’t avoid. I chose a retro red pump and black stockings. For jewelry, I intentionally chose House of Harlow 1960, one of my favorites and I think a perfect compliment to this dress. Grab a vintage or vintage inspired clutch or evening bag, a beige trench for that wonderful modern/retro edge, a glorious updo and you’re good to go. Even better than the trench would the be the black velvet Bustle Jacket from Trashy Diva.
The Kills are one of my favorite bands ever. I have no idea how many times I’ve listened to their albums and I have yet to get tired of them. Of course I’m going to choose Alison Mosshart as one of my style idols. I had never paid much attention to how she dressed until The Kills were on the cover of Nylon. Immediately I was in love with her rock star style. Well, not only does she have rock star style, she is a rock star. I don’t think it gets any better than that.