Animal print is in almost always in fashion, and this year is no different. Hollywood’s most glamorous stars are wearing animal print in a whole new explosion of this on-again trend.
Animal print dresses are on red carpets and on runways; they are likely in fashion no matter which cut or print you choose. Cheetah is making frequent fashion world appearances, so dig into your closet and see what kinds of animal print clothes and accessories you can find.
Accessorize an animal print dress with solid accents. If you feel the animal print is overwhelming, break it up with a waist belt. You can also cover some of the dress with a short jacket.
Say It with Faux Fur
One of the hottest ways to wear this look is with a faux fur coat or jacket — you know, something that still works for those chilly days. Animal print coats are available in a variety of completely ethical and animal-friendly natural-looking patterns, but you can always step outside of the box and look for a design in a wild color or print. It’s all about your mood that day and how many heads you’d like to turn!
Make It Pop
A little bit of animal print goes a long way. A great accessory, no matter how small, adds an eye-catching pop of fashion to an outfit. You can also sneak a little animal print in with your jewelry, hair clips or rings.
How Not to Wear Animal Print
The animal print trend is definitely fun to play with, but you can’t throw the rules of good fashion out the window. When you’re going to follow this trend, stick to just one animal print pattern. It’s fine to mix cheetah with cheetah and zebra with zebra, but you’re going to create an outfit that’s too busy and displeasing to the eye when you start to mix it up beyond that. Cheetahs and zebras don’t live together in nature in harmony, and they aren’t going to pair well in an outfit, either.
You also want to avoid dressing in animal patterns from head to toe. A leopard dress matched with a leopard purse and shoes is just going to be overwhelming, and you’re likely to disappear inside all those spots. The key to wearing animal print is not to wear too much animal print. Wear it well, and you can easily master this trend to capture a look that’s pure Hollywood glam and high-fashion style.