A couple of years ago, anyone who wore head-to-toe animal print (or to be honest, animal print whatsoever) was either deemed a rockabilly chick or given a firm slap on leopard-clad behind from the fashion police.
Cut to 2011: Animal print, specifically leopard print is the new “It” print. From actress to pop stars like[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Keri Hilson[/lastfm]–everyone has hopped on the animal print jungle safari van and straight into the wild of the red carpet.
Animal print can be a little overwhelming and we think Hilson does it perfectly with a leather miniskirt, a classy long-sleeve leopard blouse and a some sassy doorknocker earrings.
Part of the problem with past animal print is that it could come off as, well, a little bit trashy.
This is easily solved with this classic Oxford cut and long skin-covering sleeves. Hilson’s has some cool studded cuffs but this top from Nika Butik is a near replication!
There are plenty of leather mini-skirts on the market. They are the go-to piece for the long-legged fashionista.
Leather can be kind of pricey though, so pleather alternative like this skirt from Top Shop keep the price down while the price is still AMP’d up.
Woooo, we love laced-up heeled boots like Keri Hilson’s for a plethora of reasons.
First of all, they had an intrinsic cool factor to even the daintiest of outfits; second, they transition from season to season effortlessly; and last, they are super comfortable to wear! This pair from Overstock.Com is cheap, easy, and so similar to Hilson’s pair.
We are always excited by Keri Hilson’s jewelry because she always wears designs from one of our favorite, funky modern jewelry designers–Melody Ehsani.
We don’t know if Hilson’s decadent doorknockers are Ehsani, but they sure do look similar. Plus, they are rhinestone’d and awesome!
Hilson is rocking the coveted kitten-ish smokey eye and pink bubblegum lip combo. We all pretty much know how to slather our lips with gloss but the dramatic eyes can be a little more difficult.
To help, here is a fabulous YouTube tutorial with a full product-list from MakeupByEman.
Another incredibly random physical accoutrement that the “Pretty Girl Rock” pop mistress boldly dons? Vicious bruises, apparently.
- What do you think of Hilson’s bangin’ No Boys Allowed animal-style? Is this a look you could pull off? What other looks would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!