5 Ways To Wear Animal Print


To the uninspired or the fashionably challenged (guilty as charged), animal print can seem like a rash introduction to the world of runways and street style. Designers create and models wear this trend so effortlessly and confidently, how can we fashion nobodies stand a chance? Alas! No need to worry because there are subtle ways to integrate animal print of all species into your wardrobe for a chic yet understated look. No longer is animal print only for the daring! Read on for five ways to embrace animal print no matter your experience in the world of fashion.

Jewelry

Jewelry is an easy way to incorporate animal print into your everyday look. Tortoise shell is always in style (think the classic Ray Ban Wayfarers), and, as it’s become a trend, it is easy to find tortoise shell jewelry. The special thing about tortoise shell is that at a quick glance, it looks like any other type of jewelry. But when the light perfectly hits it, as you stroll along the sidewalk on your lunch break, it really looks fantastic. And even better still, jewelry can range from delicate to chunky, making the look really your own.

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Accessories

Rocking a leopard print purse or shoes is another way to integrate animal print into your wardrobe at low risk. Animal print accessories are the perfect companion piece to an otherwise simple outfit. Think black cigarette pants and a black sweater with leopard print flats. So vogue! Whichever accessory you choose will become the statement piece of your outfit, so whether it’s a purse or shoes or even sunglasses, wear the print with confidence.

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Bathing Suit

While an animal print bathing suit might not be the first thing you think of when you think high fashion, bathing suits are a fun way to embrace animal print. Can’t you see yourself hanging by the pool, working on the perfect tan, sporting a leopard print one-piece? When combined with a pair of denim cut-offs and slides, this is the perfect summer look: effortless but classically stylish.

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A Statement Piece

If you’ve graduated from jewelry and the occasional leopard flat to wanting to take bigger risks, then maybe a statement piece is what you’re looking for. Animal print pants or a jacket make an announcement that you’re here and you’re that girl. There are many directions to take when choosing an animal print jacket like the faux fur leopard coat or, dare I say, even a cow print motorcycle jacket. As for pants, a printed pant will always be in style. Animal print pants are like plaid pants’ more daring cousin…you get me, right? Approach a leopard print pant the same way you would plaid: with a neutral-colored blouse and shoes.

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When In Doubt…Go All Out

When you feel confident with your tackling of the animal print trend, step it up with multiple pieces of animal print. Double denim has a…certain reputation, so I can understand the impulse to stay away from doubling up on any material or print. But double animal print (like double denim) can be totally chic, and, when done correctly, it gives off the vibe you’re an off-duty model who just finished a fitting.

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Animal print can seem like it should be left to the fashion professionals. But as with any trend, with a little bit of guidance and a whole lot of confidence, anyone can rock the hell out of tortoise shell earrings or a cow print motorcycle jacket. Leave a comment below telling us your favorite animal print look!

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