We’re all well versed by now that animal print is fashion’s new neutral, and the interminable pattern remains at the forefront of our wardrobes for Autumn Winter 2019; according to the fashion bible that is the Sunday Times Style Magazine, zebra is the new alpha animal print.
I’m not much of a wild personality (the foundation of my wardrobe is most definitely black, white and denim – thank you Jo Davies!), but I do love wearing a touch of animal print. Luckily a hint of print is all you need to create a sultry feline look.
Follow our top tips and embrace leopard print for any occasion:
- A leopard print coat will elevate an all-black outfit;
- A blouse is a very feminine way to wear the trend… note that a busier pattern needs clean lines;
- Unless you’re a print-clashing master, wear only one piece of animal printat a time;
- Let bold tops pop with sleek white or black skinnies and neutral accessories;
- Pair with blue denim for a classic look;
- Flowing silk skirts and dresses that fall just below the knee are easy to wear. Pair anything mid-calf or longer with black ankle boots, and anything shorter with knee high;
- Unless you want to channel Kat Slater steer clear of skin-tight numbers and stick to loose-fitting pieces with feminine details and relaxed lines;
- What lies beneath; let out your wild side with nightwear or lingerie;
- If you’re a little nervous about wearing these types of printstry a print in an accessory first e. scarf, belt or pumps.
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Animal Print Faux Fur Coat, £79 – Wallis. Prima Donna Twist ‘Fame’ cami set, £83.90. Set Fashion Maxi Dress in Zebra, £245 – blackwhitedenim.com. Paige Denim Jeans in Pink Leopard, £250 – blackwhitedenim.com. DKNY ‘To Me, From Me’ PJ set, from £67. Maison Lejaby ‘Jungle Fever’ body. Marie Jo L’Aventure ‘John’ bra from £73.90, brief from £32.90.
Green Zebra Print Midi Dress, £28 – Dorothy Perkins