Into The Wild: How To Wear Animal Print

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Animal print

Fashion loves a good throwback moment and this time it’s all about animal print

With designers championing everything from leopard print to snake skin, it’s time to embrace your animal instinct and discover four fresh ways to incorporate the pattern into your wardrobe.

Mix and match with other prints and colours
One of the unwritten rules for wearing animal print is to treat it as if it were any other neutral colour in your wardrobe. This means you can team it with other prints such as tartan and stripes. Muted brown versions also work well with denim, shades of burgundy, navy and khaki.

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It’s all in the silhouette
When it comes to animal print, particularly leopard print, avoid mini skirts and anything too short (or tight) as it can easily veer into dodgy territory. Flowing skirts and dresses that fall just below the knee are always a good option and are easy to wear.

Animal print

Go head to toe
If you’re feeling brave, this is one instance where more really is more. If you’re wearing leopard or cheetah print from head to toe try accessorising your look with gold jewellery to help break up the pattern. Alternatively, zebra is perfect for those who prefer to dress in subtle shades of black and white.

Animal print

Accessories are key
A little bit of animal print can go a long way. The simpler and more monochromatic the rest of your look, the more that touch of leopard or zebra will pop. Wear it in the form of a handbag, shoes, or on a scarf to draw the eye up toward your face.

Shop some of our favourite animal print pieces via the gallery below.

Animal print not your thing? It might be time to try the power of pastels.