It’s wild how often I embrace leopard print these days. A couple of years ago, you couldn’t even get me to look at leopard print or even consider it. But I guess that’s how fashion goes; one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out. And while that may seem a little harsh, it gives every style, pattern, color, and trend the chance to reinvent itself and come back better than ever. Styles and trends are never really “new,” fads are recycled decade after decade and they are interpreted in a way that makes sense for the current times. Throughout my 27 years of life, I have seen leopard—and other animal prints—reinvent itself multiple times.
And I guess this outfit and these photos are proof that leopard has made its way back into my life. I was on the hunt for a ruffled mini skirt for this summer. For some reason, I flashed back to my senior year of high school where I used to fund the cutest ruffled mini skirts, and I always felt so confident in them. So it’s almost like we are taking a trip back to another decade for two trends—yeah, I said a “decade,” as it’s been about 10 years since I have been out of high school. WHEEWW. Anyways, let’s get back to the clothes. I didn’t really have much luck finding the ruffled mini skirts I was looking for, but I did find this Leopard Print Tiered Layer Skirt at SheIn, and I felt like I may had found exactly what I was looking for. However, I was extremely apprehensive about ordering from SheIn because I heard that the sizing was way off and the clothing wasn’t great quality. However, I decided to risk it all and order this outfit and a couple of other skirts. I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything fit me, and I will definitely be ordering from them again. When ordering from them, I really paid attention to the reviews and the photos that customers posted—it really helped me make the best decision on what sizes I should order. The crop top is no longer available, but I found similar options here: Plus Solid Flounce Trim Cami | Plus Solid Cami Crop Top
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 1X in the Leopard Print Tiered Layer Skirt, which is one size smaller than my usual size, and it fits perfectly. I sized down because the reviews from other customers told me this skirt ran a little big and a little long. I am happy I sized down, but I do think that the skirt would still fit me if I had ordered my usual size. It would have been just a little looser.