I've been told recently that all animal print is tacky.
I happen to disagree, but I'd like to get a consensus.
You see, I have this zebra print rug. And shower curtain. But that is about the extent of the home decor. I don't have fuzzy picture frames, satin bed pillows, or stemware.
And I have 1 zebra print belt. Not a drawer full of unmentionables, a dress, or a pair of heels.
Besides, I for one believe that animal print is a bit overdone. I'll be one of the first to mention it's trashy reputation. And really, can it be new in fashion this season if it never really went away?? The answer is no. And in all honesty, I'm not a fan of the leopard print for that exact reason. It's waaaaaay over done.
But mine is a classic black and white zebra print. Class with an edge? Possibly. It's black and white, not brown accented with a cheap piece of pink lace or a red sole.
Besides, I'm a fan of a well placed accessory no matter the pattern. If it's done right, it's hot.
So if you would please leave a comment, let me know what you think. Tacky or not?
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……ok. FIRST of all, whoever told you this blasphemy CLEARLY has no idea of style. Yes, animal print can be over done (see: my college dorm). BUT, a little leopard goes a long way. As an accent, accessory, living room rug;-), it adds flair and sass. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stylecaster/street-style-leopard-and-_b_811193.html
It sounds like your friend has been a more frequent observer of the head-to-toe monstrosity of print blending.http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/09/paz_de_la_huerta_wore_head-to-.html
NEVER WEAR MORE THAN ONE PRINT AT A TIME! That's just plain tacky…. and might induce an epileptic seizure. http://www.examiner.com/galleria-style-in-houston/animal-print-just-how-much-is-too-much
I prefer leopard, but deep inside, I wish I had giraffe print boots. Kimora Lee Simmons has orange ostrich skin boots. And for what it's worth, I feel zebra is a quieter print. So you're still safe.
Have fun and good luck with your prints…..rawr!
I think your rug is perfect!
I love the rug! totally not overdone. And this from a person who doesn't prefer animal print. I love your rug!
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