MCLV Style: Animal Prints & Stripes

One of my favorite combinations is a classic stripe paired with bold animal prints. It’s fun, filled with promise, and immediately takes a jeans-and-t-shirt type of look to the next level.


Striped Top – Vince

Jeans – Jolt {From Nordstrom Junior’s Department!!}

Boots – Vintage {Similar here, here & here}

Bag – FarFetch

Jewelry – Sasha Maks Vinatge


{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Log into Facebook to view}


{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

This Summer my dear closet has seen a number of fashion trends on repeat – Including printed suits {shorts suit here, cropped suit here} and traditional striped looks in a number of reiterations {casual daytime here, nautical & navy here, nighttime ready here}.

Another trend I just can’t seem to get enough of? Denim!

Not only did I sing the praises of this style recently in my Looks of the Week – Denim Edition post, I’ve also worn everything from monochrome denim-to-denim to chic white jeans to the perfect slim fitting jeans in the last few months.

And continuing in this grand tradition I’ve been wearing the new zipper jeans pictured above non-stop lately. I love how the little zipper details add a bit of an edge to a classic striped shirt. And lucky for me they look equally cute with flats and heels.

What’s YOUR favorite kind of denim right now?


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45 Responses to MCLV Style: Animal Prints & Stripes

  1. That plated necklace you have looks like one I have kickin’ around on my jewelry stand! It’s very Versace, no? But seriously, I love your style – if I were a girl I think I’d be trying to emulate you, ahaha.

    • You’re too sweet Jake – So glad you like it. I was really drawn to that piece as well, its vintage.

  2. Striped t shirt and animal prints is definitely a rocking style and you’ve showed us great :).

    I’m most a kind of denim person. I can’t live without a pair of skinny jeans – not too dark – to wear with everything from a pair of ballerina flats to black patent Louboutin; combined from a white t shirt with a nice necklace to a white silk long sleeved shirt…everything, but don’t take my denim :).

    tanti baci amica

    • You sure know how to make denim work – So many styles to try! 🙂

  3. The pendant in the first picture made me think Versace! And I want the everything you are wearing especially the très chic zippered jeans!

    • Isn’t it fun Blair? It’s a Medusa head and the History major in me just had to have it! 🙂

  4. not a fan of the bling, but lovely outfit esp the boots/stripes/ skinnies 🙂

  5. Love how edgy this look is lady! You’re so versatile, love it.


  6. I really like animal prints in small doses, like you have done it here. I saw a woman in head to toe leopard print the other day, and while I admire that she stepped outside of the box and did something different, I think animal prints look so much classier when styled like this.

    As for my favorite kind of denim right now, I’m currently looking for a slim-fitting bootcut style to wear with the cute oxfords and booties I’ve been obsessing over! I have so many pair of skinny jeans already, so I need to stop buying them. 🙂

    • I like slim fitting too – Cigarette pants are my favorite style! 🙂

  7. Favorite denim is my skinny stretch jeans from Mardou&Dean

  8. Fantastic! Love the prints together, and of course the jewelry :).

  9. I’m the same – even a stripe top with a floral skirt is a great combination, and slightly unexpected! Love your bag 🙂

  10. The slight details on the denim are to die for! Yet again, love! 🙂

  11. Love the jeans!! been looking for a similar pair! great look

    • Thanks – Who knew the Nordstrom’s juniors department would have such a great style! 🙂

  12. My favorite denim right now is waxed denim! I’m eyeing a dark green pair that I think will pair perfectly with cashmere sweaters for winter 🙂

    Your upcoming event sounds fun! I’m actually southern Cali, but have a great time 🙂

    • Thanks Quinn. And I agree – Waxed denim is awesome, I just got a pair that look like leather!

  13. love the outfit.

  14. I love denim too! But i am kind of confused, as always, about exactly which kind I am in love with right now 😛 …I don’t like super skinny ones, but I like the normal fits. Right now, my favourites are 2 pairs of nydj jeans, they call those models as leggings but they fit so perfectly on me and that’s saying something 😀 I just love their fit and fabric. Very comfortable too!

  15. Ileana

    Love ur top!!! This is such a beautiful look 🙂


  16. Animal prints? I Love animal prints <3 And lovin your top too and sunnies <3

  17. The bag is perfect! It’s so chic and fashionable, yet very functional! I could carry my library there! 😀

  18. Caity I love your style! Its a huge risk to mix prints, but you pulled it off with great ease 🙂

    xx Chaicy – Style..A Pastiche!
    International Giveaway by Romwe! 3 More Days to go!

  19. Your necklace is AMAZING! I want! And hopefully in the not too far future (a few years) I’ll be living in Sacramento, and I can come visit one of your events 🙂

  20. I can not see details on the boots but they look great

  21. Love this outfit! You always dress so nice!

  22. I love the way you’ve mixed prints here, it works so well! Toni xxx

  23. LOVE the outfit and the mix of prints.

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