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‘Tiger King’ style: Outfits inspired by Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin

You’ve binged the present. You’ve seen the memes. Now it’s time to convey a bit of “Tiger King” style into your work-from-home, coronavirus-lockdown life.

Who higher than Joe Exotic — along with his Lisa Frank-leopard shirts, tight white pants, inexplicable EMT bomber jacket and that runaway eyebrow ring — to information us by way of our sartorial time of want?

Or Carole Baskin? A queen of catleisure kaftans and holier-than-thou flower crowns will be the type icon we deserve proper now.

And when you’re not secretly coveting considered one of Doc Antle’s harem “uniforms” (stolen straight from the “ThunderCats” wardrobe trailer), I don’t suppose we might be associates.

Carole Baskin (left) and Barbara "Bala" Fisher from Netflix's Tiger King.
Carole Baskin (left) and Barbara “Bala” Fisher.Netflix

Even Jared Leto is letting his interior Tiger King run free, whereas followers are freaking out over Miley Cyrus and Joe Exotic sporting the identical ‘do.

Look, we’ve been by way of loads. With loads worse set to come back. Let’s simply go forward and embrace some Huge Cat Power. Proper meow.

Sequin of occasions

Very like Joe Exotic, we’ve bought cat-scratch fever for ombre sequins. An ideal choice for filming your personal revenge-plot music video at residence.

Amen sequin top at Farfetch

Amen cropped sequin high, $243 at Farfetch

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Keep pawsitive

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens — stay your finest Carole Baskin life in a billowy Persian leopard look.

Camilla Ziba Ziba robe

“Ziba Ziba” kimono, $699 at Camilla

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Fringe component

Get armed and harmful with an Oklahoma-chic tasseled topper.

Zara fringe denim jacket

Fringe denim jacket, $70 at Zara

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Kitten with a whip

What to put on in your subsequent Zoom date and/or exotic-animal park job interview? A meow-velous mini costume, naturally.

The Attico mini dress from Farfetch

The Attico mini costume, $729 at Farfetch

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Battle royal

Should you’re not sporting a flower crown when you rule over your pack of housecats, you possibly can’t sit with us.

Icing flower crown

Flower crown, $13 at Icing

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Workplace cougar

Present your work-from-home type stripes in a bow-bedecked bodysuit.

ATU Body Couture bodysuit at Farfetch

ATU Physique Couture animal print bodysuit, $439 at Farfetch

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Boot-scoot boogie

Overlook these boring #stayhome slippers, it’s time to kick up bother with boots that scream “I may nonetheless be a rustic star!”

Jeffrey Campbell "Looney-2" boots
Jeffrey Campbell

“Looney-2” boots, $220 at Jeffrey Campbell

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Throw shade

The right accent for a bleach-blonde mullet and a conspiracy idea? 4 phrases: wrap-around mirrored shades.

Oakley "Radar EV Path" sunglasses

Oakley “Radar EV Path” sun shades, $150 at Macy’s

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Buckle up

Roar into your subsequent work convention name with crystal-encrusted fangs.

Gucci belt at Saks

Gucci “Animalier” belt, $650 at Saks

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Keep fierce

Whether or not you’re Netflix-and-chilling or internet hosting a catsquerade ball in your kitchen, that is the purr-fect tee.

Lisa Frank "Forrest" t-shirt
Lisa Frank

“Forrest” t-shirt, $25 at Lisa Frank

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Queen of the jungle

Throw your enemies to the lions! Or, um, simply lead the style pack with a 14-k yellow-gold, diamond-studded pendant.

Retrouvai loin pendant at Five Story
5 Story

Retrouvai lion medallion necklace, $2,590 at 5 Story

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Eye of the storm

Within the profound phrases of Twitter’s @abygrrl189: “I don’t understand how you guys are doing, however I’m barely hanging in there. Like Joe Exotics eyebrow ring.”

Rebel Bod "Animal Lover" eyebrow earring
Insurgent Bod

“Animal Lover” eyebrow ring, $13 at Insurgent Bod

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Tina Sanders

Tina is the mind behind, and she ideated it when she was working for an online magazine company where she used to cover US-based headlines news. She holds a degree in journalism and has more than 4.5 years of experience in an online magazine company. She had the idea while working there but when she was quite sure about starting something on her own, she took the risk and left the job to start Gruntstuff. Since then she added a few team members, and along with them, she creates General US news content on the site.

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