Dress challenge: Zebra edition

Inspired by Angie’s dress challenge and her zebra fabness post, this is what I wore to church today: an old zebra summer top, tucked into an EF black tube skirt, black zipper necklace from an art show, black and white-ish pointy flats, an old black and white bag. EF long black jacket ( it is cool and raining).
I tried without the jacket (#1) and breathed a sigh of relief when I put the jacket on (#2-4). Less pattern visibility.
#5 is a zebra scarf I own. I also have a zebra print belt but no photo.
What do you think? Styling suggestions?

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22 Comments

  • Vildy replied 4 months ago

    Love it with those shoes! Help send the eye up and down and around the outfit entire.

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Vildy, I will be very sad when these shoes are too worn out to wear. It is hard to find a selection of black and white flats. I used to have some Chantelle style white with black toe caps but they wore out years ago. I keep looking for something like that in my price range but have not seen them.

  • Runcarla replied 4 months ago

    What Vildy said! Great outfit top to toe. One of my greatest lessons from Angie is: never buy boring shoes!

  • Sal replied 4 months ago

    What a gorgeous outfit - very chic.  The shoes are perfect - I like it both with and without the jacket.

    Scarf would be fun with an all black outfit with these shoes again.

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Runcarla, that is a great lesson from Angie. Actually nearly all her essential pieces are not boring but have a little extra design feature. It took me awhile to get used to statement shoes like shiny metallics, but now I have two pair of sequined flats that I love to wear.
    Sal, that is a great idea to wear the zebra scarf with a black outfit and the same shoes. I may do some pattern mixing with black capris and/or jacket with tiny white polka dots.

  • shevia replied 4 months ago

    Love this outfit! The shoes work with it perfectly too. I think the scarf would easily work with any monochrome outfit or solid dress.

  • lisa p replied 4 months ago

    Very chic and timeless Joy - great styling here :)

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    This outfit was very easy to adapt for playing with grandchildren on the floor by changing the skirt fit pants (photo 1).
    Thank you, Shevia and Lisa. I am thrilled that such stylish women approve!

  • Jane replied 4 months ago

    It’s a super outfit and the shoes are gorgeous!

  • suntiger replied 4 months ago

    Love it! I could see that top paired with your new yellow pants too!

  • kkards replied 4 months ago

    this is fab! both verisions are great...love it without the jacket, but i understand what you are saying...and the shoes are just the icing on the cake

  • Bijou replied 4 months ago

    Beautiful and so very striking. I love the black and white shoes, so perfect with the black suit and zebra top. You wear monochrome so well with your beautiful hair.

  • Brooklyn replied 4 months ago

    Gorgeous Joy. Love the black and white colour block mix.
    Do you have any florals that you can pattern mix with the scarf? I would treat the scarf like stripes (which tend to look good with florals).

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Suntiger, I will try the zebra top with the yellow pants. I wore the yellow pants this week with a yellow top and white jean jacket and white sneakers. DH refer to me as a little banana! Maybe the zebra top would help de-fruit the pants.
    Brooklyn, using zebra with a floral is a great idea. I will have to look at my tops but florals are in short supply.
    Thank you all for your supportive comments. I need to work at freeing the zebra from a jacket if you think it looks ok on its own.

  • Angie replied 4 months ago

    KILLER ALL ROUND. I especially love the dress outfit.

  • catherine replied 4 months ago

    Joy, you look really elegant, as always. I love how you always show us an example of Angie’s outfit suggestions. It’s inspiring.

  • JAileen replied 4 months ago

    What a fantastic top on you! And I agree with Vildy and Carla - awesome shoes!

  • anchie replied 4 months ago

    I really like this top - no need to cover it. And great styling with the skirt - you selected perfect bag and shoes. It seems there is no challenge you can’t do ;)

  • Barbara Diane replied 4 months ago

    I like your styling. But you have so many options. Break up the black and white with a red or almost any other color cardigan or jacket, same with skirt or pants, crops, etc. Also a denim jacket. Or no topper but a scarf or necklace with color would also break up the zebra a bit (if that’s your goal).

  • ChristelJ replied 4 months ago

    Really sharp! You are a zebra natural. All the outfit details are perfect but that top is terrific on you and could be worn many ways.

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Thank you all for your consideration and suggestions. Angie a KILLER definitely means it’s worth repeating.
    Barbara Diane you are right I do have many options. I found a new-to-me blush and grey zebra print silk Cabi silk summer top that could be worn with the same black skirt and jacket.

  • rachylou replied 4 months ago

    Yep! Killer! :)

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