The animal print trend has made its way through fashion history in a variety of ways: accessories, bags, shoes; you name it! While everyone loves a good leopard pattern, it can be a really tricky trend to pull off correctly. One faux pax and your chic outfit can go from classy to trashy. So take cues from this Fashionista’s look and how she incorporates the wild trend into a perfect summer outfit for a girl’s night out.
The first rule of the animal print is to avoid dressing yourself in head-to-toe leopard, cheetah or zebra. While it may have been all the rage in the ‘90s to deck out an outfit with as many animal print pieces as you can find, it’s best to stick to one great item that can really pop among the rest of the look. This Fashionista’s silk high-waisted shorts are definitely a showstopper. The cut is flattering, the drawstring bow is adorable and they are, believe it or not, multi-seasonal. In the colder months, slip on a pair of sheer black tights and leather booties and you’ve got yourself a great fall look.
While her cheetah print bottoms are the main attraction, this Fashionista cleverly integrated another hot trend into the look: the crop top. It’s a love-it-or-hate-it piece among many Fashionistas. But once you find the perfect skirt or pair of shorts or pants to match it with, it will become your new best friend. Wear high-waisted bottoms to show only a sliver of skin.
Sticking to neutral separates to make the shorts stand out, the Fashionista rocks a white top, nude wedges (an instant leg-lengthener) and brown chandelier earrings. While this Fashionista’s makeup is natural with beachy waves and sun kissed skin, try adding a red lip to really make a statement.