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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a colorful animal print tee, ecru wide leg pants, and mixed metal jewelry

  This colorful animal print top is perfect for Spring, Summer, or Fall. What I need to be styling is a rain trench, waterproof boots, and a cute umbrella. The rain is pouring here and doesn’t show any signs of stopping any time soon. The 10-day forecast shows rain EVERY SINGLE DAY! I’d start building an Ark, except that building materials are sky-high right now. Lol! Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a bold persimmon duster with a colorful animal print tee, ecru wide leg pants, and mixed metal jewelry


Going BOLD with a Colorful Animal Print!

  But, I am not going to complain since many people would love to see rain falling from the sky. Instead, I will talk about this gorgeous, BOLD fall outfit that all started with a colorful animal print.  


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a colorful animal print tee and mixed metal jewelry


Colorful Animal Print Tee

  Since I already styled this colorful animal print top with a denim jacket and jeans, I thought I would style it a smidge dressier today. Animal print is always in style, and this colorful animal print is a leopard of a different color. The colors in this top look like fall to me, and I think it will look great styled with caramel.

This top is one that you can style for the rest of the summer, and it will transition into fall easily. Simply adding a layer of warmth like a jacket, blazer, or cardigan will keep you warm when the temps start to drop. The top is a size 1, and it fits me great.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing ecru wide leg pants and neutral flats


Pull-On Style Pants

  I’ve recently started to embrace the pull-on style pants. The brands have gotten better at making pull-on pants look stylish instead of frumpy. But, I was on the fence about ordering these pull-on wide-leg pants because they also had pleats. Pleats aren’t a friend of someone who carries their weight in their tummy area. I have the tee untucked, so you can’t see the pleats in this photo. But, if you scroll down to the bottom, you will see a couple of photos where I have done a half-tuck with the tee.

I was pleasantly surprised; I didn’t think that the pleats looked bad at all. The Ecru color is a soft version of white, and it is great for wearing even in the wintertime with sweaters or cardigans. I am wearing a medium, and they fit me great.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing mixed metal jewelry with a colorful animal print tee


Mixed Metal Jewelry

  This mixed metal jewelry set is one that I find myself reaching for a lot lately. I love wearing gold and silver together, but mixing them doesn’t come naturally to me since I was always taught to wear one or the other. So, when I find jewelry that does the mixing for me, I am a happy camper.

The 18″ multi-strand necklace, the multi-chain bracelet, and the mixed metal hoop earrings take the work out of mixing metals. You can literally wear this jewelry set with anything since the metals are bound to match! Here are a few more styles that you might also like in mixed metals:


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is wearing a bold persimmon duster, a colorful animal print tee, ecru wide leg pants, and mixed metal jewelry  

When I bought this long persimmon duster cardigan, I thought to myself, “I’ll order the bold orange color instead of the gray because it won’t sell out as fast.” LOL!!! Funny story…the persimmon is all sold out, but the gray is still in stock. Would you have thought that?
The lightweight, long duster is super soft, and I love the open-front relaxed fit of the cardigan. Neutral gray is a color you can often wear without people noticing that you are repeatedly wearing it. But, the bright persimmon color will get lots of attention, so it is a statement cardigan that you might not get to wear as often, but it is a showstopper when you do wear it. I’m wearing a medium, and I’ll link to some other cardigans in a similar color in case you want to be a showstopper yourself.



Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens, is waving at someone while wearing a colorful animal print tee, ecru wide leg pants, and mixed metal jewelry


  The funny thing about living in a small town is that you’ll run into people you know all of the time. They will also look at you like you are crazy when you are wearing a cardigan, and it is 90 degrees outside. Lol!

The last part of my outfit is a pair of neutral shoes. The bold cardigan and the colorful animal print tee were enough color, so I didn’t want to draw attention to my feet. These neutral pointy-toe flats are a pair that I wear a lot because they go with anything. The pointy toe elongates my leg and makes me look taller and thinner than I really am. These shoes run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9.  



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  1. Oh, Tania. I’ve been keeping my eyes on your Pinterest pins for years. Thank you for styling this colorful animal print T. It’s pretty and will go w/most of my jeans like the orange ones, the green ones… You get the idea! Thank you, Tania. I love colors and sales! God bless you.

  2. Love the outfit!! You look terrific! And your mini me is so precious!!!!!! Enjoy your blog so much…..especially that you are a sister in Christ. ❤️

  3. Love your inspiration.

  4. Ginger Hiller says:

    I just bit the bullet and ordered the top. I don’t want to risk my size not being available when it goes on sale.

  5. Ginger Hiller says:

    I love this outfit and you look fabulous in it! I still have my eye on the animal print top, but haven’t pushed the button. Cute picture of your mini me. Tropical storm Fred gave us 6” of rain, but we have sun today & tomorrow, which will give our country dirt roads a chance to dry out some. Have a great day!

  6. Love the outfit. I am waiting for the top to go on sale!! LOL

  7. Need the deets on the cardigan please 😊

  8. Mary Sparkman says:

    Where did the long cardigan come from and what is the color

  9. beth byrd says:

    Gorgeous outfit! Those colors are great on you!

    Where is the cardigan from … I love the long length!!

  10. Now that’s a great way to ease into Autumn. I love the color. I’m so happy to see the wide leg, pull on pants. Comfortable clothes back in style.