Leopard print fashions became all the rage in the 1920’s when the rise of mass-produced fashions made it possible for everyday ladies to emulate their favorite stars. This love for leopard opened the door for other beastly patterns and the fashion world’s on again, off again love affair with animal prints began. For AW18 it is definitely on again. But this time it’s about more than just throwing on a leopard, zebra, or tiger print coat. It’s about wearing animal prints in wild, exciting new ways. If you’re interested in going all in on animal prints this Fall/Winter, we’ve got a few ideas.
Try mix, not match: One of the biggest and most exciting trends is layering animal prints with unexpected patterns like stripes, fall florals, and plaid. Take mixing patterns to the next level for an over-the-top, up-to-the-minute look.
Go head to toe: If you like a bold statement, but prefer that it blend, give the head to toe, all over look a try. Simply pick your favorite beast and then commit to that print from your accessories to your clothing and shoes.
Play with scale: However you wear your animal prints, try playing with scale. An oversized zebra sweater pairs well with a trim pencil skirt. Tight leopard pants look great with a leather trench and baggy sweater. Or play with scale in a different way. Wear the same print on multiple pieces, but in a different size pattern on each.
If these all of these ideas are a little too risky, don’t worry. Anything animal goes. Simply incorporate a few key pieces, like bold leggings, a soft scarf or chic skirt into your wardrobe and you’re guaranteed to make it through this latest trend in style.