Animal prints have recently proved to be a ruthless fashion trend. Appearing in the form of leopard and cheetah spots, zebra stripes and reptile prints, these designs have transformed our world into an urban jungle. From shoes to clutches and even printed pants, the trend is a stampede.
Today’s Fashionista knows how to tastefully control that stampede. When wearing animal patterns, one must highlight the print and leave all else simple. Keeping her canvas basic with an oversized black sweater and sleek black skinny jeans, this Fashionista spotlights the animal craze with a leopard scarf around her neck. The juxtaposition of neutral black with a bold print draws appropriate, not overwhelming, attention to the trend.
For daytime, I suggest keeping the animal print subtle and using it in small doses as this Fashionista does. Here, accessories become your best friend. Scarves, ballet flats, belts and even jewelry are effortless additions to your current wardrobe. Toss them on with even the most basic pair of jeans and a white tee and you’ll appear fashion savvy in an instant.
Yet when daytime passes, let these animals come out to play. This season, a bodycon dress in leopard print is a must. By keeping the length just above the knee and the neckline rather high, one can channel this trend with the appropriate mix of sophistication and allure (the print itself suggests you’re on the prowl). Pair this sheath with black heels and a nude lip and you’ll be the cat’s meow at any party you attend.
So if you’re ready to pounce on this craze, follow one simple rule: keep all else basic and let the animals do the talking.
…You can be sure everyone will hear you roar.