Animal prints aren’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re dying to try one of fall’s biggest trends, this is the one to go with. For some, animal print is a trend that never truly goes out of style; however, I think we can all agree that its popularity is unrivaled for the first time in years. And this season, you’re not just limited to leopard print. From street style to Instagram, everyone and their mothers (including me) are rocking either python, tiger stripes, or something in between. Let’s run through some of the best animal prints to get your hands on this season.
Tiger stripes is a print to watch. Although daring, it’s a fresh alternative to leopard that will still act as a neutral in your wardrobe. This fall, I’ve opted to trade in a basic black jacket for a statement-making tiger piece. I love how edgy it looks – and that it can even be paired with croc embossed accessories. Next on my list is a tiger skirt or blouse.
I have to admit that I’m in favor of tiger over zebra stripes, but the two are similar enough to be worn and styled in the same way. One of my favorite ways to wear zebra print are on shoes. The original black and white colorway is makes a great pair of pumps or mules – and would look killer with a pair of mom jeans.
Snake or python print is a major favorite among the fashion community right now, and I’ve been seeing an unwavering amount of snakeskin boots. For those looking to give this print a modern refresh, try a python print jacket and or faux leather skirt. Nothing infuses your look with a touch of vixen sophistication like a python print.
If you’re craving color, you’re in luck because colored leopard print is also a thing of the moment. I’m sure you’ve seen enough of that ubiquitous leopard skirt by now so try freshening up the trend with a bold pop. I’ve spotted plenty of bright leopard print dresses that are appropriate showstopping and more than appropriate for the holidays.
Croc embossed pieces are a favorite for accessories. I’m a huge fan of croc boots and handbags, but you can really treat this print the same way you would leather or PVC. It’s an expensive looking trend that will elevate all your ensembles this winter.
One of the lesser popular animal print trends that’s steadily growing on me are literal animal prints. Although I’ve yet to try a garment slathered with full blown animals, but I am a proud owner of this Chloe bag that’s embroidered with horses. It throws a funky, whimsical element into my dark, edgy style.
Will you be rocking animal prints this season?
Tiger Stripe Jacket – Proenza Schouler
Black Skirt – Similar
Western Boots – Sigerson Morrison
Tortoise Sunnies – Similar
Handbag – Similar