Animal Print – how to wear it without looking like you’re on safari

Animal print is already a classic fashion trend, but right now it’s as in style as ever! At times though, it can be tricky to figure out how to wear animal print, there’s a fine line between looking stylish and looking like you just stepped out of the jungle. But fear not, we’re here with some tips to help you rock this bold look.

  1. Wear only one piece of animal print at a time

Don’t go over-the-top with too much of the print. Keep it simple and make a statement by wearing it with complementing block colours and one piece at a time.

  1. Steer clear of heavy fabrics

Stay away from heavy fabric like wool or cheaper polyester makes and instead go for silks or cottons – this will ensure your patterns look current and blend in with your wardrobe a lot easier.

  1. Go at your own pace

If the idea of wearing a whole item of clothing in animal print scares you, start small with an accessory like a belt, scrunchie, shoe or scarf in the print to get more comfortable.

  1. Add a pop of colour

Surprisingly, the traditional animal prints, particularly leopard, look great paired with vibrant colours! Pairing the print up with some colour other than black promises a sleek look and style.

  1. Don’t over accessorise

Accessories are the best way to lift any look, but with a print as bold as animal print, this doesn’t apply as they’re already quite decorative on their own. Keep it simple and complementary with only two or three pieces of jewellery at a time and avoid heavy statement jewellery.

The most important thing is to wear it with confidence! Most people are nervous wearing animal print for the first time, but what matters is your self-confidence – don’t overthink the look too much and you’ll automatically look stylish.

Written by Alannah Andreini



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