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HOW TO WEAR ANIMAL PRINT WHEN YOU ARE OVER 40

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt with black knee boots, and a black camisole and blazer

Since I am going to be showing you how to wear animal print when you are over 40, I thought that I would start off by talking about my cat. My cat is at least 10-12 years old, and she has recently decided that she wants to become a housecat. She still likes her independence during the day, so she wants to stay outside. However, once it gets nighttime, she is sitting at the door waiting for me to let her in. She has always reminded me of a dog, and she has now added another “doggie” trait.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt with black knee boots, a black crossbody handbag, and a black camisole and blazer

My cat will come to the door when she wants in. She will sit and wait for you to open the door, and if you don’t see her fast enough, she raises up on her back feet and tries to reach the handle to open the door herself. Then, when she is ready to go back out, she repeats the process until you let her outside. She has never had a little box, and she goes outside to use the bathroom. BUT, I’ve noticed a couple of times recently, that the dog’s puppy pad is all wadded up into a ball. I was confused the first time, and by the second time it happened, I started to figure out that the CAT was using the pad. It happened again this morning, and I walked into the room to see the pad all wadded up, and the dog looking at it confused. I quickly put down a fresh pad for the dog before we had an accident. Does anyone else have a cat that thinks it is a dog? I had a rabbit once that thought it was a cat and used the cat litter box. Maybe it isn’t the animals that is the problem, maybe it is the humans inside the house that makes the animals crazy. Lol! I blame it all on Joe, it couldn’t be me.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a black camisole and blazer with gold jewelry

For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of black clothing, I sure am wearing a lot of black clothing lately. Lol! If black is not your color, then choose red for this look. A lot of times I will choose navy over black, but with this skirt, I would go with red, hot pink, or maybe even a white. I’d have to see how the white looks first, but my point is to just experiment with color and see what works for you.

I am wearing one of my favorite camisoles, and even though it is one that I’ve had for over a year, it is still on the website. That tells me that the camisole is very popular or they would have discontinued it by now. I think this v-neck crepe camisole is very flattering, and it looks great worn casually or dressy. It does have adjustable straps, and that is a must for me when I am buying a camisole. I think this runs true to size, and I am wearing a medium.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt gold jewelry from Kendra Scott, and a black camisole and blazer

Have you seen me wear this drape collar blazer before? If not, then you’ve not been reading my blog because I’ve worn it here and here, and I just bought this a couple of weeks ago. It is gorgeous, it is flattering, and it is versatile. It runs true to size, and I don’t know why you are still reading this instead of ordering this blazer. Lol! I am wearing a medium and I think that it fits perfectly.

My jewelry is gorgeous, and I’ve chosen all gold for today’s look. Here are the links to my jewelry.

Ryder Statement Earrings // Ryder Multi-Chain Necklace // Eliza Gold Vermeil Necklace // Gold Vermeil thin chain and cross charm // Fallyn Cuff Bracelet // Beckett Link Bracelet //

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt with black knee boots, and carrying a black Tory Burch crossbody bag.

Let’s talk about animal print for a minute. Animal print is timeless, it is a classic print that has been worn for years, and it will be worn for many more years to come. Some people don’t like to draw attention to themselves when they are over 40, and since wearing an animal print will draw attention, they choose to dress more conservatively.

The funny thing about me is…as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten less conservative. I think that I am more like the poem about wearing red and purple as I get older. Lol! So, I love animal print, and I love this tiger print sweater skirt that I am wearing today. This skirt is chic, polished, and classy. I love that you could wear this look to a party or to church, and it would look great either place. The skirt runs true to size, and I am wearing a size medium.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt with a black Tory Burch handbag

A smaller handbag seems to be the trend this year. This is something that I have been trying to get used to since I love carrying everything but the kitchen sink around with me. I have gotten used to carrying a medium-sized bag, but I am still a work in progress when it comes to a small bag. However, I do like a crossbody bag’s convenience, and I don’t worry about losing my bag when I carry one. This pebbled leather Tory Burch crossbody has a removable shoulder strap so that you can carry this as a clutch for a dressier event.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing black knee boots

Because of my bright white legs, I decided to wear knee boots. These pointy toe knee boots by Vince Camuto are a pair that I bought through the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I loved how they had the brown sole and the black upper, and I thought they looked great with the black and brown print of the skirt. They are very limited in sizes because they have been on sale, so I’ll also find a few other pairs that are similar for you. These do run true to size just in case your size is still available.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt with black knee boots, and a black camisole and a black drape collarblazer

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Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing an animal print sweater skirt with black knee boots, a black crossbody handbag, and a black camisole and blazer

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36 Comments

  1. Linda Mack. says:

    I just received my Caslon drape blazer & I love it. It will be very versatile. I’m buying solids now, as I find prints difficult to match. I’m just wearing prints in scarfs and/or shoes. Thanks for the try on tips!

  2. falkchris says:

    I’m so excited you wore this knit blazer today. I bought the burgundy-red one over the summer but each time I would check, the black one would be sold out in my size. Well, today I went to Nordstrom’s site and they must have had some returns or restocks because it was in stock! I’m doing a happy dance! Thank you for that reminder! I do love how the zebra striped skirt, your boots and the blazer look on you! What a perfect fall outfit! 🍁🍂🍃

  3. Love Love Love that outfit !! Looks great on you as always.

  4. Your cat is getting older and might need a litter box for nighttime when she is inside!
    Love your blog!!!
    Molly

    1. She goes to the door when she wants to potty. She will only be gone for a minute, then she wants back in. Lol!

  5. Melesa Garrison says:

    We used to have a cat when my girls were still home. That cat liked to ride when I was driving the golf cart, he would get on the passenger side and enjoyed the ride. He loved to get praised for bringing us prizes, mice on the front door step. We lived in the country.

    1. Cats can be so crazy. I love how independent they are.

  6. Nice outfit! I think your cat is asking for a litter box Lol! My cats will pee on a towel left on the floor or in the bathtub when their litter box is gone. For some reason the Shop my posts does not load. The little thing a ma bob just goes round and round…

    1. That silly cat can go all night long and all day long too without going to the bathroom. I’ll open the door and she just says, Nah!

  7. Charlc Green says:

    You look so classy & sassy in this outfit! And I agree..as we get older, let’s get bolder and not go quiet into that gentle night, but light up our world wherever we go!!
    My kittens sit up at the sliding door trying to get in too, but then run when I offer to let them in!

    1. Classy and Sassy! Woohoo! I love that.

  8. Belinda H Kenley says:

    This outfit is perfection on you! Love love the skirt!

    1. It is such a gorgeous skirt!

  9. I think this may be one of my favorite outfits! I’d wear this in a heartbeat–with a purple top though! 😉

    1. I bet that would look awesome!

  10. Love this outfit – maybe they should change the poem and use “animal print” instead of purple !

    1. Haha! That would be great!

  11. Wholly, I had to quickly scroll down to the comment section, before even reading a word. You are absolutely stunning and rocking this look girl! Wowzer!!!

    1. Sandi, I love this comment!!! Thanks so much.

  12. Absolutely darling! Love this WHOLE outfit! 🔥🔥

    1. Yay!!! That makes me smile from ear to ear.

    1. I am glad that you like the outfit.

  13. Wendy Baxter says:

    Love this look! So slimming!, we down at the bottom of Africa, animal prints are our go to outfits – On Safari everyday!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Wendy. It is great to hear from someone from Africa. I can imagine that animal prints are definitely your go-to look there.

  14. Lynne Voncannon says:

    Love your posts. We are about the same size etc. I’m 58.
    Did you list some other black boot options?

    1. Yes, I listed 3 more black boots. They are below the photo, and the name of the brand should be under the picture of each boot. Simply click on the picture of the boot that you like, and it should take you to the website.

  15. Teresa Hill says:

    Love this outfit. Thank you for sharing.
    It looks great on you.

    1. I’m glad that you liked the outfit, Teresa.

    2. I can relate. We had a stray cat wander to our yard. I’m pretty sure he was a housecat previously, but definitely acts more like a dog except for the purring. Love this look. Looks very classy and even professional. I enjoy your posts. Thanks!

      1. My cat purrs loudly too, and snores!

  16. I am 78 years old and have been wearing animal print for years and hopefully many more.

    1. Way to go, Brenda!!! Keep it up, and try wearing red and purple together. Lol!

  17. Love the skirt…..but it’s not available in the uk! Jealous!

    1. That is the hard part for me, I have no idea what is available in other parts of the world.