We love colours. We love wild patterns. And we love mixing it up — so it’s not a surprise when we say we’re into animal prints. Like each season, the wild prints continue to reign over fashion trends. You & I gives you a lowdown on these eye-catching patterns that you can paw on…
Keep it simple
Key characteristics of animal prints include daring colour combos and a mix of patterns. The colours can range from black, neutral to bright neon’s, depending on your taste. Make sure you take your body shape into consideration and the fact that prints draw attention toward the areas they cover. Sexy, edgy and effortlessly stylish, actress Jennifer Lopez demonstrated this gorgeous skintight animal-print Michael Kors creation at the 2013 Met Gala Awards in New York City – and we can’t take our eyes off it.
Pair it with a solid colour
The best way to carry off the animal prints trend is by pairing it with denim or bold colours– but choose just one color. If your top is printed, pair it with a neutral coloured skirt and layer it up with a bright blazer and jacket to add some dimension to your look. Blazers and jackets in bold colours add that bit of jazz to the funky look. Take a cue from blogger, Blair Eadie who teamed her solid pink top and pants with a Malene Birger jacket.
Pair your bold out-there trend with different textures like chiffon, suede and leather. Mixing fabrics accentuate the prints and add a feminine punch to your style. We’re crushing on Patricia Batatas, who teamed her animal printed dress with a white blazer and smart booties. You can also pair up with a satchel and accessorize in bold colours not to match but to add some colour to your outfit.
The best way to get started with any trend in fashion is with accessories. And since the prints are bold, keeping your accessory to the minimum would be a better choice. From handbags, shoes, and scarves to belts, jewelry, hats and even socks, minimal accessorizing with animal print can be fun, stylish and equally sexy.
Tip: Look out for subtle colours from the prints and then try to match the accessories to those colours, just like how style blogger Adriana Gastélum did.