Hello, beautiful. In the natural world, the markings on an animal are intended to help the animal blend into its environment. In the fashion world, however, animal prints are designed to attract the attention of all. If you dare to wear animal prints, proceed with caution. Animal prints can easily go from wildly chic to tasteless and tawdry. With a few simple style tips you can learn to tame those primitive prints hiding in your wardrobe. The key is to keep it simple, limit animal prints to one piece in your overall look, and offset the print with a neutral color. Here, I pair a pleated, animal-print midi skirt with a simple black sweater, black suede pumps, a cork clutch, a simple watch, and a tortoise bracelet. Each item is simple and classic, toning down the leopard print. A great way to introduce animal prints into your closet, is to start with accessories. From a snake-print clutch to a zebra print scarf and leopard pumps, these small touches will add a wow-factor to any outfit without going overboard.
Taming Animal Prints
- Keep it simple.
- Limit the animal print to one item.
- Pair the animal print with a neutral color.
Do you dare to wear animal prints? What’s your secret to keeping them tamed? Please share, I’d love to know.
Shop the look: Ted Baker sweater, Zara skirt (similar here, here, & here), J.Crew Pumps, J.Crew clutch (similar here), and J.Crew bracelet.