UPDATING THE LEOPARD PRINT JUMPER

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Do you own a leopard print jumper or top?

Probably you do, it’s one of those items most of us have in our wardrobe. It’s likely you wear it with blue denim or perhaps black jeans? Well how about updating the leopard print jumper by wearing it with a white skirt? If you don’t have a white skirt take a look at this post for a similar combination using white jeans instead.
I balanced the colour weight of this leopard print jumper & white skirt pairing by wearing black knee high boots. Do you see what I mean? Dark at the top & bottom, white in the middle – balance.
I added the over-sized charcoal grey snood for warmth but also because it acts as a heavy collar to the lightweight mohair cardigan adding another layer of interest. If I had a fur stole that would’ve been even better however I’m still on the hunt for THE ONE. It needs to be suitable to wear with all my jackets, coats & cardigans. I’m thinking bright-ish blue, have a look at this one as an example.
This heavy weight cotton skirt has some interesting detail at the waist with large white metal buttons in the manner of sailor trousers. These are utilitarian as well as decorative, there it has another flap underneath with small buttons to fasten the skirt making a zip unnecessary.
The whole outfit is given a crisp contemporary update with one simple colour change. And a cheeky high slit at the front is a surprising seductive wink to an otherwise rather genteel skirt length. At this point you may be wondering where this interesting skirt is from? Well Acne Studios of course! Take a look at this post for another example of my love for this Swedish label.

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

acne studios white canvas skirt

Where did I find these flawlessly fitting knee high boots?

I explain all about them in this post.
While I was shooting todays outfit a very attractive lady asked me what I was doing exactly. After I explained that I have a fashion Blog for women she exclaimed “Women like me? I’m 72!”
Naturally I replied that in fact my Blog is aimed at women over 40 because I’m over 40 & I don’t see much realism in the media for us girls past a certain age.
She told me I was “perfect & so positive” then promised to check out RetroChicMama when she returned home. Guess what? She bloody did! Yep, I woke up this morning to a new comment left by Allie on my Every Day Make Up tutorial post. This has absolutely made my week!
Drawing near to the massive milestone of blogging for one whole year I do indeed feel positive & excited & ambitious about the future of my new life chapter. When women support women magic happens & that’s not sentimental rubbish, that is fact!
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AllSaints grey wool snood | Isabel Marant ring | 3.1 Phillip Lim sunglasses

Ted & Muffy black knee high boots | Prada deerskin bag

Ted & Muffy black knee high heel boots

Acne studios skirt | Whistles leopard print jumper | Ted & Muffy knee high boots | Isabel Marant mohair cardigan |AllSaints snood | Prada deerskin bag | Isabel Marant ring

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  • Comments ( 9 )

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    And rubbish it isn’t! I can confirm that! And emphasise how fortunate I am to have found some AMAZING women on my blogging journey, like you Michelle. Back to the post, I love leopard everything! I almost bought the leopard Prada moccasins last year, except they didn’t have my size because they sold out with the speed of light. Loved the post:) xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      You’ve been really supportive to me too Abby, Mwah Mwah!
      Not sure about moccasins though 😉 teeheehee
      X

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    Love the skirt, and love the fresh spin on a leopard print. Big thumbs up, RCM! xx

  • avatar
    Trudi Coyne

    Is that The Marius knit Isabel Marant Cardigan? Love the look as the winter white skirt is genius.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Trudi, No it’s much lighter (mohair) & more fitted than the Marius which is a mid weight wool cashmere mix & more of a boyfriend fit. The Marius is rather lovelt though isn’t it? 😉
      Mx

  • avatar
    Petite Silver Vixen

    Love the idea of this. I have many leopard print items but not a jumper but I really like the alternative way of wearing it as you’ve done. So if I did, I’d definitely wear it this way. I especially love the snood with it.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I am so surprised that you don’t have a leopard print top of some kind Jacqueline! I can really picture you in one actually.
      x

  • avatar
    alliebarnicoat

    Michelle – thank you for your kind words – and yes you are positive and beautiful inside and out! When you met me I was in my walking the dog/exercise gear. I walk Angel every day in a park then I go on a hike or Nordic Walking in Trent Park but I do also love fashion on other days. I love the leopard print skin theme with the white skirt. I have a leopard skin blouse I love which I wear layered as I feel the cold. As for the snood I have two cashmere ones bought at John Lewis last year. As for a leopard skin coat whenever I wear mine I get so many compliments and mine is just an inexpensive one bought last year from M & S Limited. Love the site especially the make up tips. Allie

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Why doesn’t it surprise me that you have a leopard print coat? I can imagine you look amazing in it! M&S Ltd are pretty stylish these days aren’t they/ I think the range has really been brought up to date recently & the quality is outstanding especially for the price.
      Lovely to have you on RCM Allie xxx

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