Animal prints are always a key trend for Autumn/Winter. This season Tom Ford and Versace reinterpreted the print in monochrome pink, sequins and fur. No matter the season, this feline pattern remains luxe, glam, and timeless yet on-trend!
Some top tips on how to wear animal print… Team with bright colors. The key here is to go for only one single vibrant color. Pair with red tones for a bold statement look, combined they make for a timelessly chic duo. Another colour that looks great against animal print and is certain to stand out is green. Shades of pink, orange, purple and pastels work well with leopard print too. Opt for sepia or monochrome shades for a more elegant and refined look.
The golden rule for wearing animal print is to choose only one large part of your outfit to be the focus; it’s all about moderation. Stick to one piece at a time. If used in excess, it can veer into the trashy. It’s all about keeping it relatively minimal. If you opt for an animal print top, make sure the rest of your look is paired down. If you opt for a print dress, tone it down by teaming it with a block coloured cardigan in a shade that blends well with the print. If you feel the urge to match your prints, you can do so on your accessories provided, they don’t clash!
If you want to be effectively daring, you can try Dolce and Gabbana style. Playing with scale gives this pattern a new spin. Try layering smaller and larger prints for extra style status. If you really like to make a statement, be inspired by Kenzo who have almost infused a pop art element into the print, which makes it feel very modern.
In summary, if you don’t already own something that is animal print, it’s time to get shopping! This print makes the perfect alternative to black and navy. Pair with plain skinny jeans for a failsafe option. Look to classic designers for print pieces with longevity. Stella McCartney’s Resort 2013 collection would make for a great choice! Leopard print sits well against a tan and so perfect for the holiday season too. Always look out for unusual pieces to give you a unique distinguished look.
Try opting for some leopard print trousers; they are an on-trend way to rock the look. If you prefer something a little subtler, try a graphic print tee. Leopard is so versatile; you can simply work it in to your accessories to add personality to any outfit. A thin, printed belt instantly adds polish to dresses, jeans and trousers and pairing it with bright colors and contrasting patterns will add depth and dimension to your look.
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