‘Irr’elephant

Whomever said elephants were irrelevant in fashion, never met a fashionista with a liking of elephants on clothing.  I posted a picture of my #ootd (i.e. ‘outfit of the day’) on Instagram, which included an elephant print top, and people went bananas!  This happened one other time when I posted a giraffe-print top, and now again with the following elephant-print top:

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Unfortunately, the top appears to be sold out, so I took to the ‘internets’ to search for some suitable alternatives!  Here are some of the ones I found:

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.comDetails: Elephant Print Top, $25.99, here

 

 

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.comDetails:  Boho Elephant Print Top, $23.80, here

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Elephant Print Crop Tank Top, $12.50, here

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: White Elephant Print Tshirt, $18.91, here

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: Elephant Print High-Low Tank Top, $24.99, here

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Elephant Print Tank Top (also comes in black and white), $8.99, here

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: Off-shoulder Elephant-Print Top, $26.90, here

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: Crew Neck Elephant Top, $10.27, here

Let me know if you happen to find any other options while searching for other tops yourself.  I will also make sure to update this post if I happen to find any identical to mine. 🙂

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

 

 

 

Mixed Prints

It’s not uncommon for me to try something new.  After all, what is fashion about if not to try new things!  Today, I tried mixing a bold graphic print with a horizontal, black and white pencil skirt.  When mixing prints, black and white is a pretty easy palette to work with.  Here are the two items I decided to pair together:

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Asos Monkey Print Dress, $18.34, asos.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Women’s Striped Ponte Pencil Skirt, $22.99, target.com

I tucked the dress under a pencil skirt (I also wore the dress backwards!), threw a statement belt and blazer over it and finished the look off with some red pumps.

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Other outfit details: Earrings, Lisi Lerch // Blazer, Zara, similar here // Belt, Lotus Boutique, similar here // Sunglasses, Emblem Eyewear

Some photos shot by Styled by Ale and others by Chic in Academia.

What do you think??  Did I print-mix successfully?!  Be sure to leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought.  Also, follow me on Instagram to find out where I wore this outfit today!

Until next time! Stay ‘Chic’!

Menswear Inspired Look for the Office

One of the things that I envy the most about menswear is its simplicity.  A crisp white shirt, slacks, and belt often are enough to make a man look ‘put together’.  I don’t own too many crisp white shirts, often because they don’t seem to be made well for curvy, petite women like me.  That is, until I spotted this white shirt from Target:

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

I love the length because it can be worn with leggings or skinny jeans (as shown), or tucked into slacks like I have done below.  I also love the fact that the buttons are covered.  I just feel like it makes the shirt look polished.  Exposed buttons aren’t necessarily bad, but I definitely prefer the look of hidden buttons better.

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Outfit Details: Shirt // Slacks // Belt, similar here and here// Bag, similar here

Photos: Chic in Academia’s Hubby

If you love the shirt, be sure to use the Cartwheel app in store to get an additional 25% off.  If you use your Target Red Card, you can save up to 30% on the purchase of the shirt!  Promo ends today, however, so be sure to scoop it up while you can!  The slacks are also on super sale at the moment and I believe sizes are limited online, but you may still be able to find them in the stores, so keep an eye out for them!  One caveat about these slacks: They are actually meant to be cropped slacks!  So, if you’re petite like me, they work wonderfully because you don’t have to have them altered.  😉  Finally, both the belt and bag are sold out (actually, C Wonder went bankrupt, so the belt will likely never be available again), but I linked some alternatives above.

That’s all for now!  Happy shopping and hope you all have a wonderful week!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!!