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CALL OF THE WILD – HOW TO WEAR ANIMAL PRINTS

Animal prints get a bad rep. Seen as more Jersey Shore than the pages of Vogue, leopard spots, tiger stripes, and even zebra-zigzags are often overlooked by followers of fashion for being outdated, overrated, and

Animal prints get a bad rep. Seen as more Jersey Shore than the pages of Vogue, leopard spots, tiger stripes, and even zebra-zigzags are often overlooked by followers of fashion for being outdated, overrated, and maybe just a little bit tacky.

pBut with fashion houses like Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein sending resplendently animalistic prints down the runway for AW16, we’re proving that leopards can change their spots and adding this forgotten staple back into our wardrobes.


JUST A WHISKER

You don’t have to go overboard to make a statement with this trend – sometimes subtle is the best way to make an impact. Take a leaf out of Olivia Palermo’s book and go for sleek & chic with just a hint of the animal inside peeping through. This Zara shirt, which is guaranteed to fly off the rails now that Olivia has been papped in it, combines elegance with a pop of print in a minimalist take on the trend.

 

LEAVE YOUR PAWPRINT

Kate Moss has always been a fan of the big cat print – her jungle jiving and regal appearance definitely makes her the queen of the pride in our eyes! Channel her rocker style in this SaintLaurent boots. These bold, Italian made leather and calf hair boots combine chunky heeled practicality with a purring print.

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Leopard was huge in the 1960s, with stars like Elizabeth Taylor making the print their own with luxurious fur coats and accessories. Although most of the leopard fur you’ll come across nowadays is fake (and rightly so) you can combine the print with the other lasting trend of the sixties – the mini skirt. Pair a black silk shirt with this spotted spectacle to make a roar wherever you go.

 

 

Cassie Doney is a writer based in the UK, too bad her accent can't be heard through her writing but we promise you, it's there and we love it. She loves to write and speaks her mind.

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