What I Wore: Leopard Print & White Pants

June in Atlanta has been strangely…80s.  As in hovering around 80 degrees and lots of rain.  I can tell it isn’t really “summer” yet (as Hotlanta defines it) because I can still get away with wearing these lined white pants without my lower half sweating to death:

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Leopard print blouse: Banana Republic Heritage, thrifted
Pants: Banana Republic, thrifted
Belt: J. Crew, thrifted
Cuff bracelet: Monet, thrifted
Sandals: Clarks, retail
Necklace: heirloom (the dove is by James Avery)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Costco (post on these coming soon)

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Styling: I paired bright white with more muted leopard to tone this whole thing down a bit – we’re not talking beachfront BBQs just yet. For a footwear alternative, this outfit would have been great with my champagne Trotters flats, but I still haven’t doctored them up yet and I wanted to show off my toes (hard to see but they’re painted a surprisingly lovely, warm shade of beige). Rolled up sleeves, of course – and a bracelet to showcase the resulting forearm. Clubmasters to top it all off, because it’s sunny out and the colors go great with the leopard. (And yes, I am one of those annoying people who uses sunglasses as a headband.  At least they’re not my beach-scavenged purple and yellow wayfarers!)

Thoughts: this outfit is a total win for me. The subtle leopard print brings some funk while the lines are clean and classic. It’s summery chic, with a definite nod to the Inès de la Fressange-inspired side of my style.

Closeup on the jewelry:
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Are you wearing straight-up summer clothes (for your neck of the woods) yet?  Southern hemisphereans, are you in your cold-weather duds yet?  Scroll down to share.

 

2 thoughts on “What I Wore: Leopard Print & White Pants

  1. Leah, the white and leopard print outfit looks fantastic on you. I’m impressed that you’re able to find thrifted clothes that fit so well. In Virginia we’ve been having the same weather as you. I’ve been wearing my summer shorts and tees since March . . . but I’m a shorts and tees kind of person, so if the thermometer says 50, I get out summer gear!

    1. Thank you Priscilla – it’s an outfit I love! As for fit, the truly fantastic selection at Goodwill of North Georgia (due in large part to how well that organization is run) has spoiled me – there’s something for everyone and I’ve been looking long enough to have built up a good collection. E.g. I’ve had those white pants for at least five years.
      It’s funny, I think our climate/clothing barometer changes depending on where we live. I grew up in the Midwest and you better believe that as soon as it crept up to 45, kids were wearing shorts to school. A long winter will do that to you! Here it gets much warmer so our relative sense of hot/cold is several degrees higher – we don’t break out the truly HOT weather clothes until it’s consistently in the 90s. (My kid’s teacher was saying yesterday that it was too cold for their popsicle snack and the high was 81!). Plus there’s a tendency to keep the AC on high starting in late April; as a person whose inner thermostat runs cold, I’m always chilly at work. In fact, these pants are GREAT all year long at work; it’s only when I’m outside trying to get my kid in/out of the car or going for a walk that I start sweating.

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