If you haven’t fallen back in love with animal prints, NOW is the time. This season, leopard, tiger, snakeskin and zebra patterns are one of top Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends (again). But for 2018 the mix and match are bolder than ever. It’s “De Bon Goût” (Translation: stylish) to wear the animal spots and stripes with bold colours, head-to-toe and even combine them together. Here’s everything you need to know to help you style these alluring prints without anyone raising an eyebrow.
From classic leopard coats, snakeskin booties, tiger dresses and zebra-striped pants, there are many ways you can rock animal prints. I have spotted (pun intended) lots of different colours too.
If you only buy one piece this season, the classic topper is a good investment that you’ll want to wear through fall and winter.
Top it off with a statement coat
Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola –– Stylist: Dominique Nancy (3C Style)
There’s a reason the leopard print is timeless. It’s easy to work into your wardrobe. Wear your animal print coat with a striped or graphic tee for a retro-sporty vibes (see the outfit here). You can also approach this look by pairing it with a bright colour. Here, I have combined two of Fall’s top trends in one outfit – tangerine crush and leopard.
For an instant chic look, I also like to pair my leopard coat with a rich red turtleneck.
The mix of red and leopard brings luxe to any look. Uhmmm… I could go for this red leopard-print wrap dress that can take me from day to night. The Ganni’s patterned chiffon wrap dress cost $315 CAN and is available at net-a-porter.
This is the face I make when I’m thinking about buying new clothes: Should I buy it or not? I really like the cut and the pattern of this chiffon dress. I could wear it for work with booties. Oh, it would be soooo lovely for Christmas too… But do I really need it?
OK, let’s calm down and take a few days to think about this. Here’s what I do to prevent impulsive purchases: 3 Things to Do before you go Shopping.
Sorry. It’s hard to stay focus but I’m now back with the topic of this blogpost…
Step further into the jungle
Ever since I saw Richard Quinn’s coat the maximalist in me has been dreaming of wild things (I mean, more than usual).
Winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for british Design this year, Richard Quinn’s pairings are provocative. This animal printed coat will definitely take any outfit to the next level. Nope. You won’t blend, dear. But you will make some damage… With the Royal seal of approval.
Pair your wild-animal-print with solid colours to really let it stands out. This will also keep your look from feeling too busy.
Remember: What used to be consider a faux-pas is now a trendy thing amongst the fashion set. Your jungle and Sahara patterns act nowadays as neutrals in your wardrobe. They do mix well with floral prints and stripes and even with other animal patterns. Yes, I know, It’s not for everyone. But if Anna Wintour does it then It must be OK, right?
An easy way to pull it off is to distribute your prints, i.e. one on the top and one on the bottom.
Use neutral colours to calm things down and balance the outfit.
Put a fresh spin on your animal prints by combining your statement piece with a crisp white blouse or booties. Pastel hues such as blue, pink, yellow and lilac also mix well with these prints. Try it!
Style with powerful Extras
If print-on-print is just too much for you, just add an accent to your outfit for an edgy yet sophisticated effect. Think leopard ankle boots, faux-snakeskin bag, calf-hair pumps… These are perfect for those of you who prefer a more subtle look.
You can make most look fabulous with the right pair of shoes or boots and a nice handbag. Just trust your animal instinct! Mine is eying these two accessories below.
Add a dash of Zebra or Tiger Coolness to your wardrobe
Tiger pattern is THE new trendy animal print for Fall and Winter as evidenced by the street looks during Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. This pattern reminds me of Garfield and instantly triggers the playful side of me. I really like the Twin-Set’s dress below.
But between tiger and zebra my heart goes for the Black & White print. I particularly like it on dresses and skirts. There’s something deliciously cool about a feminine piece with zebra stripes… That can’t never be out of line.
Does the print-clashing work for you? Which animal print will you wear this Fall? Let’s stay connected: Bloglovin – Instagram @3cstyle_fashion
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