Whether you’ve been keeping up with the runway shows or stalking the new fall trends from top retailers, fashion followers definitely know that animal prints are making a statement this season. From python prints to tiger stripe textiles, the trend presents itself in a wide range of options. Of these variations, leopard print is undoubtedly the staple pattern right now. In regards to the famous expression, “A leopard can’t change its spots,” I have to disagree. This season the spots have changed! Designers have taken the dated stereotype and transformed it into a cool current representation of the motif that’s anything but tacky. Some may go as far and even consider it to be close to a neutral in a woman’s wardrobe this season. Shown in chiffon blouses, textured jackets and trendy trousers, leopard print adds the purrr-fect punch of glamour to any look.
While summer is winding down I am constantly catching glimpses of the upcoming season’s trends in outfits still suitable for the warm weather. I was ecstatic to catch this spotted trend as a fierce Fashionista strutted past me. Her rendition of the print took a more contemporary turn with a pink undertone to the popular pattern in a paper-bag waist pant silhouette. She chose to coordinate the bold print with a simple black tank to let the pants be the focus of her ensemble. Her platform sandals in a warm chestnut brown gave her height, while maintaining a certain comfort level. They were definitely a practical alternative to heels for walking around the city all day.
Modern jewelry adorned her look for a keen fashion-forward approach. “How fun and bright is that ring!?” I exclaimed to the Fashionista when I noticed a neon Dannijo x Man Repeller ring in a quirky eye shape. It also seemed to perfectly contrast against the edgier darker vibe of her black stripped leather Alexander Wang hobo. Every item seemed to work cohesively with the dominant print in the pants.
Keep your animal instincts in check this season and try out the classic trend that’s certainly all the rage. Shoes, bags, tops or bottoms, the print will have everyone roaring in approval.