I’ve had my fair share of animal print moments (see below for proof). I love it simply because it’s such a fun and lively print that can elevate an outfit and give it a bit of edge. I’ve incorporated it into my looks both clothes and accessories-wise and have found it to be equally as effective. However if you’re after a subtle nod to it then a great bag or a beautiful scarf is the best way to incorporate it into a look as it acts as an accent piece that won’t overwhelm. It’s also the kind of print that is surprisingly versatile. Whether you’re going for a polished neutral feel, embracing bold and vibrant or something understated and casual I can guarantee animal print will work with all of them. To help you dip your toe into this trend I’ve rounded up a few animal print buys below that will surely allow you to take any ensemble for a bit of a walk on the wild side.
A few animal print style rules to remember
- Don’t wear it from head to toe. It can look chaotic and just a bit overwhelming.
- Use it as a highlight piece. You can keep the rest of your look quite pared back and just add a touch of boldness with an animal print accessory.
- Stick to one animal print at a time. It can be a little tricky to work two animal prints in a single look and have it look cohesive so best to choose one and run with it.
- Consider it a way to add a bit of interest to an outfit. If you’re feeling that what you’re wearing is lacking a little something don’t be afraid to introduce a little animal print.
Now, here are a few ways to add it to your next look…