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Behind the design: Moosin' Around
One of our favorite fall critters now takes center stage with the new Moosin' Around novelty print. Whether you want to add some fun-loving spirit to your home, to your tote or to your holiday gift-giving, this season think moose!
Moosin' Around is a fun new seasonal print that will lighten your step and brighten the days of those you meet. After all, who can keep from smiling at the sight of our beloved friendly moose?
Beyond the print's playfulness, Moosin' Around is where fun and fashion meet. The trendy red coloring pairs great with black and white, and the subtle distressing gives it texture and more dimension, says Michelle Holden, a senior designer at Thirty-One Gifts.
“It’s a fresh feel on a classic critter that people everywhere are loving,” Michelle says.
“Critter prints” are now seen everywhere, in every part of our lives. Look around! They’re showing up on stationery, art and even cell phone cases. Open up your closet – you might even own a few of your own pieces of critter-inspired clothing or jewelry.
The popularity of such prints, along with the fall/winter season, convinced our designers to take a closer look at woodland and forest creatures like owls, bears, beavers and squirrels. Thirty-One Gifts Founder and CEO Cindy Monroe personally chose the moose both as an Icon-It and for a print.
Take a close look at the background. The subtle buffalo check is made of Chevron Squares, Michelle points out.
If just a touch of moose is more your style, check out the new Moose Icon-It for your tote, bag or accessory. “The moose icon is also a great way to personalize any other print if you aren’t ready to go full moose,” Michelle says.
Moosin' Around can make your around-town outfit a little sassier. With the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote or Zipper Pouch in hand, the print's red background will pop against a classic black sweater or wool coat. Throw on a warm red scarf to pull the look together.
Moosin' Around looks terrific with a variety of other black, white and red prints. Choose Charcoal Crosshatch for a more solid option, Michelle advises. Chevron Squares and Check Mate are also great choices.
Want your personalization to blend? Go for a burgundy or white thread. If you are looking for a little pop, choose black, dark purple, golden yellow or kelly green. Up the merriment with a fun font, like Blackboard or Fun Dots.
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