I love animal prints, but zebra has always been a tough one for me. It always seems to bring forth memories of horrible neon zebra patterned spandex pants worn by '80s hair band entertainers and their brethren. Cheetah, leopard, giraffe, python-- they've all earned themselves a spot in classic fashion distinction that has eluded the zebra...until now.
I was on the Intermix website, browsing as I always do, when I saw Geren Ford's X Back Silk Empire Cami. My initial thought was that I loved the print, followed by "oh! it's zebra". The genius of this zebra print is that it contrasts cream against a palette of watercolored neutrals, a much softer and more subtle presentation. And in a lovely silk v-neck cami with a softly gathered empire waist, this top is so far away from the '80's hair band uniform! Hard proof that zebra can be glamorous, elegant and sophisticated.