The animal print never seems to go out of style. While the context can change, from 80’s rockers to 90’s fashionistas to 21st century foxes to Jersey Shore copycats — the print itself remains the same.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by some animal print patterns but this motif can be chic and classy too. Leopard, tiger, zebra and snakeskin prints keep showing up on runways around the globe.
How to Wear Animal Print
Are you finally ready to “get wild” and bring some animal prints into your wardrobe?
If so, keep these style tips in mind:
One at a Time
The Golden Rule of dressing in animal print is to stick with one animal at a time; trying to blend more than one pattern in a single outfit is very challenging and often looks ridiculous. If you’re wearing leopard on Friday, save the tiger for next week.
Don’t Get too “Matchy”
When it comes to animal prints, “matching” style elements tends not to work. For best results, make just one part of your outfit “wild” — ideally, either the top or the bottom. And if you’re wearing a leopard print dress, make sure your shoes, tights and accessories are solid colored and simple. The Glue Store has a great range of flattering animal print dresses to build your outfit.
Tone it Down
If you think your outfit is a bit TOO wild, take some fashion steps to tone it down. An animal print skirt can be toned down with a single-color blazer or cardigan that complements the wild print, but also keeps it in check. Zebra print leggings or skinny pants can be toned down with knee-length dark boots.
If you must include more than one animal print element in your outfit, opt for those that play a supporting role. For example, a matching leopard or snakeskin scarf, boots and small purse can look great if the rest of the outfit is subtle. Just make sure all the accessories match pretty closely.
Here are 10 of my fave picks from Glue Store
1. Komono 80’s Leopard Print Watch Was $99.95 Now $69 | 2. Glamorous Shift Dress Was $50 Now $25 | 3. Glamorous Maxi Dress Was $79.99 Now $35 | 4. Glamorous Chiffon Cami $39.99| 5. Stussy Digi Hat $34.99 | 6. Mink Pink Leather Belt Was $24.99 Now $17 | 7. MLM Iluki Minidress $109 | 8. Bless’ed Are the Meek Wild One Shorts $79.95 | 9. Colette by Colette Haman Wallet $19.95 | 10. MLM Nightshade Top $139
One final tip: When in doubt, opt for just a single item of animal print in your outfit as a compelling style accent.
Are you a fan of animal print?