When it comes to animal prints, people either skimp on the styling or they overdo it and end up looking too feline. A majority of fashion icons advise people not to mix too many trends at the same time; while I normally would agree with this motto, I believe that balancing patterns and textures is key. I spotted this Fashionista over the weekend sporting a pair of chic leopard print flats, perfectly balanced with a dark coat and fun colored jeans.
Color blocking is the easiest way to create this Fashionista’s simple and stylish outfit. First, pair your favorite colored jeans with a neutral tank top — I recommend black or white. With that as the base of your outfit, there is an ample amount of options of where you can insert an animal print. DVF is known for her fun prints and her Botswana Haircalf Flats are a perfect addition to a spring wardrobe. Because the lower half of your outfit is very bright and will attract a lot of attention, it is crucial for your top to be simple, but also complimentary.
This Fashionista topped her outfit off with a grey sweater with small metallic accents and a fun patterened oversized watch. This Soft Cozy Sweater is super comfortable and the high neck keeps the outfit conservative. The fun part about modern watches is that they come in so many different styles and colors, and they are also a great way to add another fun pattern into your outfit without distracting from the colored pants and funky flats. La Mer Collections has created the Turquoise Crystal Chain Wrap Watch which perfectly combines jewelry and a classic timepiece into a fun statement piece.
All animal prints can be treated like a neutral or as a pop of color, but no matter how you choose to wear it, it is important to balance it with your personal style and with your own wardrobe. Be fun, be outrageous, even be daring enough to try out a few animal prints at once — just be careful not to look like a cat lady a few decades too early!