Ever since the Cheetah Girls took to the streets of Barcelona during my most beloved Disney Channel Original Movie way back in 2006, I’ve been a big believer in the fierce print. While you won’t find me wearing hot pink, animal-print tracksuits a la Raven Symoné, I still have multiple leopard print pieces scattered throughout my wardrobe to this day. Thankfully, animal print is making a huge comeback this fall and I am here for it. From chic midi skirts to subtle neck scarves, our Community Members have already embraced the upcoming trend with open arms and I’m inspired to say the least. Keep reading for 10 ways to wear animal print this fall without looking like you’re the long-lost fifth Cheetah girl (unless that’s your vibe, in which case I support you 100%).
Shoot for Subtle Vibes in a Small-Scale Print
“Cheetah print” and “subtle” are two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence. However, a piece with a small scale version of the print (like this Community Member’s wrap skirt) is perfectly understated. Pair it with a distressed band tee and neutral kicks for a laid-back look that still packs a punch.
Look Work-Ready in Structured Leopard Pants and a White Blouse
Who knew leopard print could look so professional? Just opt for a tailored pair of pants decked out in this power-patter and pair them with a white blouse. From acing your presentation to killing it at a networking events, leopard print will become your new BFF for days when you have to be on your internship A-game.
Opt for Statement Denim with Cheetah Accents
I’m a lover of all things denim, especially statement denim. The leopard print accents on this denim jacket make the piece stand out but it’s still wearable with everything else in your closet. Pro tip: to make even more of a statement, mix your animal prints! This Community Member’s tiger bag and leopard-detailed coat are a match made in heaven.
Up Your Street Style Cred with an Animal Print Bodycon and Casual Accessories
Dress down an animal print bodycon by pairing with street style-favorite accessories. An extra-oversize denim jacket, chunky sneakers, and a fanny pack worn as a crossbody take this going-out staple dress from night to day.
Add an Animal Print Scarf to Any of Your Fall Looks
If you’re not ready to dive head-first into this season’s animal print trend, a patterned accessory may be the best place to start. Add a silky, leopard-print scarf to any of your looks for a fierce accent. Bonus: a scarf is super versatile as the seasons change. Tie it around your neck and wear it with a tank top during the last few moments of summer or weave it into your ponytail and pair it with some cozy outerwear as sweater weather approaches.
Make the Most of The Midi-Skirt Trend in Leopard
The midi-skirt movement has been taking the fashion world by storm and I am here for it. But a cheetah print midi-skirt? It’s a million times better. Even with a cropped graphic tee layered over the skirt, this take on cheetah is chic and refined thanks to stacked sandals and oversize sunnies.
Grab a Classic Cheetah Print Coat as the Weather Gets Colder
One thing I love about fall? (Faux) fur season! There’s nothing more classic than a leopard print coat and I love how this Community Member used hers to dress up her otherwise simple mom jeans and logo tee look.
Pair Two of the Fall’s Hottest Trends for an Unexpected ‘Fit
Candy apple red and leopard print are two fall trends that I never thought I’d see mixed, but now that I have, it’s safe to say I’m in love. Thow a red denim jacket on over your animal-print slip for an unexpected #OOTD as the weather gets chillier.
Wear Your Tie-Top Through Fall With Animal Print and Structured Denim
Carry the tie-top trend with you through fall if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere where the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing by mid-September. A leopard-print version of this breezy shirt is the perfect contrast to structured denim and sneakers. Overall, this laid-back look is ideal for an afternoon spent exploring your college town.
Channel Your Inner ‘90s Baby in Leopard Pants and a Graphic Tee
Calling all the ‘90s babies out there! This look is for you! Leopard print pants, a cropped denim jacket, and matching leather accessories channel one of fashion’s favorite decades. Not to mention that Friends graphic tee—this is certainly a look Rachel Green would approve of.
How are you wearing leopard print this season? Let us know in the comments below!
Opening image by Allie Sarachene.