Brighten up any black outfit with the classic winter trend animal prints! But animal print doesn’t have to just mean leopard print. Think beyond the spots! Zebra stripes, snake skins, coloured spots are all great alternative that when done right can look classy, stylish and very fierce. For those of you finding your feet in the urban jungle here are some great pieces that can be mixed into any wardrobe without looking over the top. (Ru Paul’s drag race this is not.)
For style and subtlety , you cannot go wrong with snake skin it is a huge trend seen in all the high street shops this season. Check out this amazing snake skin bag from and top from. A statement snake skin piece can break up an black and outfit and is perfected to be mixed with other on-trend styles like velvet, leather and lace.
If you’re feeling more classic with animal print, then the leopard print is a timeless style piece that is a celebrity favourite year after year. As with the snakeskin the most effective way to wear your spots with the a mixture of other fabrics keeping it has the striking focal point. There are so many on-point and sophisticated ways to wear animal print without it looking garish or too much like Scary Spice circa ’97. (Although with the 90s rival maybe Scary Spice spots should make a comeback)
Bold, daring, jungle prints have always been a fashion favourite for the dark winter months so it was no surprise to see animal prints were all over the catwalk back in the summer for the AW16 line’s from Dries Van Noten and D&G.
For everyday wear the quick and easy way to work prints into your wardrobe is through shoes bags and accessories, like these great shoes from . But if you a feeling really brave then why not mix a collection of print with this amazing dress from – (not for the faint hearted). A piece like this needs little embellishment to keep accessories simply and elegant.
Whichever way you choose to wear this style, it’s all about confidence and staying fierce.
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