• Tartan vs. Cheetah

    By fashion contributor Ashley

    Prints have been a big hit this year and for this versus post I thought it would be fun to put some fall prints up against each other. On one side we have the tartan (or plaid) print, usually seen on flannel button ups and P.J.’s this print also has a sophisticated preppy side that is perfect for pattern mixing and bold colors. On the other side we have the cheetah pattern. Cheetah can be found on all sides of the spectrum, flashy and sexy or elegant and refined (depending on the piece and how you style it). It’s great as an accessory print to bump up an otherwise mundane outfit.  So what pattern do you pick?

    I bought the plaid blazer seen here and I LOVE it. It has beautiful red-orange, details but I will admit… I’m itching to get my hands on a little bit of cheetah. I’m thinking a scarf or a belt.

    cheetah                      tartan
    loafers | blazer           loafers | blazer


    1. Emily said… October 19, 2012 9:51 am

      I am a cheetah girl, 100%! Of the elegant and classic variety, though!

    2. erica said… October 17, 2012 6:10 pm

      i’ve been known to put them both on at the same time! with mixing patterns so popular right now i say why not. i am also more partial to a red tartan than a green/blue when mixing with cheetah. love both looks so why choose 🙂

    3. Sara @ Beautifully Contained said… October 17, 2012 5:23 pm

      I am dying for an animal print cardigan! I have yet to find one that I (and my wallet) love though. Hopefully I find something soon!

    4. Elyse said… October 17, 2012 12:52 pm

      oh, i love cheetah. I definitely don’t think I could do tartan at all….but cheetah. yes. definitely.

    5. Elena @ Randomly Happy said… October 17, 2012 10:33 am

      I am having the same dilemma at the moment. I wonder if it speaks to different sides of our personality. Cheetah for the fun, party-loving extrovert. Tartan for the traditional, preppy book-worm.

      x Elena @ Randomly Happy

      • Ashley Aikele said… October 17, 2012 10:50 am

        I think you are exactly right! Makes me wonder if we can mix the two prints…. hmmm.

    6. Mary said… October 17, 2012 9:09 am

      I don’t think I could pick! I’m not a fan of big cheetah print though – like the blazer, don’t think I could do that. Love the shoes though and J.Crew has a to-die-for leopard scarf in stores right now…may have to make a stop there this afternoon!

      • Ashley Aikele said… October 17, 2012 10:57 am

        I was looking for that exact scarf online! Glad to know they still have it in stores. Maybe I’ll stop by this weekend when my husband is out of town….

    7. Taryn said… October 17, 2012 7:54 am

      I’m Team Cheetah! I had the cheetah flats that Old Navy was selling this summer and loved them. Not sure I’d be brave enough to wear the blazer though. 🙂

      • Ashley Aikele said… October 17, 2012 8:15 am

        I agree! I think cheetah in small doses is best for me too. I’d love to see someone rock this blazer though 🙂

    8. Emily said… October 17, 2012 7:15 am

      I LOVE tartan, but leopard too. Sorry, I am not help. I couldn’t pick! These are all so cute!


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