Wearing Animals 1 – Butterflies!

One of my favorite trends these days is animal motifs which takes “animal print” to a whole new and delightful level.  This of course appeals to me as a biologist and serious animal lover!  I find it sort of funny the way different animals seem to be in style each season or year, because to me, they are all pretty awesome.  Previously birds and cats were all the rage (both of which appear to maintain some appeal), and for this season butterflies and horses seem to be the latest thing.

This post is the first in a series and I’ll start with butterflies for those of you who want to be at the forefront of the latest trends 😉  plus it puts me in the mood for spring!

Butterflies

Butterflies are easy.  They are actually a recurrent staple though most of the last few decades and it is a snap to find gorgeous vintage prints.  The best thing about going vintage for the butterfly trend is that you can get very unique pieces made from high quality and artistic patterned fabric.  You can get skirts, dresses and tops quite easily.

Here are a few beautiful options on Etsy:

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For something a little different but so beautiful and organic, look for butterfly wing prints:

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& try going for large butterflies for a truly striking look:

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* get 10% off this dress ⬆ or any other items at jdbok with this code: JDBOK10  !!

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Finally, there is always the quintessential sequined butterfly top of the 70s to 80s.  There are so many of these available on Etsy, you can find them in any colour!  These things are all the rage and have been selling like hotcakes these days at La Gaillard.  Be sure to get a vintage one… there are many newer versions out there and the quality does not compare.  Look for ones made of silk and in India. Here are a couple to show you what I am talking about:

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I have listed a few more clohing finds in an Etsy Treasury: Butterfly prints!

Last but never least, butterfly accessories are also tons of fun.  Pins for example allow you to go butterfly with anything that you already have… I suggest wearing a couple at once for an instant flock!

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And etcetera!  I coud go on forever but I’ll stop after these 🙂

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Wearing Animals 1 – Butterflies!

  1. Beautiful and inspiring as always! Will be looking for some butterfly prints this spring.

  2. Jessica

    wow…some of these patterns are really lovely!

  3. Wonderful article and collection of beautiful butterflies!

  4. Claudia F.

    I am tickled pink that you included my vintage red butterfly scarf to this beautiful feature! Thank you so much!
    I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t like butterflies!
    Please visit my vintage etsy shop for lots more beautiful vintage items:
    http://www.brixiana.etsy.com

    Thank you so much, and I wish everybody a very happy weekend!

  5. Love it! I’m not usually a butterfly-on-clothes person but I love’em all!

  6. Pingback: Wearing Animals 2 – Horses! | dandy lioness

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