Queen of The Jungle: Animal Prints
Nearly every year animal prints are hailed as a fall favorite, and have been elevated to being a "new neutral". This fall there is a fresh take on animal prints, mixing leopard, snake, cheetah and zebra with other prints as well as each other. Mix it up with army green or plaid, denim, or miniature floral to give your look the classic cool or edgy appeal.
Make sure to check out consignment and vintage when you are on the hunt for animal prints this fall. I scored these gorgeous Isabel Marant Rolling Zebra Print Booties from MB Finds Designer Consignment this past week, and over the weekend I found a great 90s vintage leopard silk blouse from Lucky Vintage. Whether it was last year or last decade, animal prints have been at the forefront of chic fashion every season. Be bold with your print mixing and you can make a modern look with just about any combination.
When I started looking for favorite animal print pieces I couldn't stop finding things that I really loved since there is so much out there to choose from. It took me forever to write this because I kept finding more and more great things! From the low key glamour of a Gucci snake belt to the high style of a colored snake print coat, there is have a lot of fabulous to choose from. Here are some of my favorite pieces....have fun finding yours!
rag & bone Aslen Cheetah-Print Suede Boot
A gorgeous suede print boot with a block stacked heel is just so so damn cool. I can see these rag & bone Aslen Cheetah Print Suede Booties with distressed denim, peeking out of a long black skirt, or with a pair of crisp white trousers. I own these boots and I have to say that the heel is cool yet walkable and the boot shape is super modern. I will be wearing these babies a lot!
Alice + Oivia Lynn Patchwork Kimono
Who doesn't love a good kimono? It is such a chic way to cover up that is just a bit cooler than a jacket or sweater. Alice + Olivia is featuring a lot of leopard in their fall collection, and I love how they used it on the edge of this mixed pattern Lynn Patchwork Kimono. I also am a big fan of their sassy Jeanne Bow Collar Cap Sleeve Button Down and the Rosette Puff Sleeve Wrap Dress.
Zara Snake Print Pants and Shirt
Zara strikes again. Snake print is everywhere this fall and it is fun to see it in a Zara matching print set of flowy pants and tee. It looks a lot like a jumpsuit! This is definitely a head turner look that would be gorgeous with a oversized cardigan sweater or big faux fur coat. I also love these!
Edun Everyday Drop Earrings
These gorgeous zebra print custom batik artisan handmade earrings by Edun are made in Kenya. There freeform drops will elevate any look you have going on. I love how unique the shape is with its unique shape on a drop earring.
Bellerose Leopard Print Jacket
A leopard coat is a classic that should be in everyone's closet. This Bellerose Leopard Print Jacket has a modern take on it with its cropped fitted silhouette in faux fur. Day or night, this coat is a home run.
Alexa Chung Snake Print High Rise Denim
Alexa Chung has combined all the chicest details in one pair of rockstar denim pants. Snake print in the season's hottest hue, mustard, along with wide cropped legs and a high waist. So so good. The Alexa Chung Snake Print High Rise Denim are definitely one amazing pair of fancy pants. Get them before they are gone.
Clare V. Foldover Clutch
I have a thing for Clare V. handbags. They are just are so chic. This Clare V. Foldover Clutch in leopard printed calf hair is swanky on the outside and casual cool on the inside with its denim interior. The brand has different prints too, including this Ocelot Wallet Clutch, the Jaguar Fanny Pack, and the Zebra Foldover Clutch. So much fun, you may need more than one...!
Ganni Blakely Zebra-print Wrap Skirt
This Copenhagen-based brand is super hot right now and with good reason. Ganni's unique silhouettes and forward thinking designs come through in their cozy knits, beautiful dresses, and great boots. The Ganni Blakely Zebra Print Skirt is a wrap around style with a fluid fabric would be amazing with their Callie Croc-effect Leather Ankle Boots.
I.AM.GIA Brandy Jacket
The darling of Instagram, this street style label provides spot on trend pieces that won't break the bank. This snake print faux leather Brandy Jacket is one of them, a bold go-big-or-go-home trench style jacket with major impact.
Aquazzura Fearless Animal Print Ballet Flat
The best of all worlds! This Aquazzura Fearless Animal Print Ballet Flat has suede plus calf hair in zebra and cheetah and sleek transparent sides, making it gorgeous and unique from every angle. Aquazzura can make even a sleek little ballet flat the ultimate in sexy footwear.
Gucci Leather Belt with Snake Buckle
No one can argue that Gucci is one of the most coveted brands on the market. While many of their pieces have been styled in over the top detailing, (not that there is anything wrong with that) you can never go wrong with one of Gucci's not -o-basics, especially their belts. I love the subtle form of this snake buckle belt, winding around the belt like one cool customer.
Topshop Snake Print Jacket
Color based animal prints give such a fabulous perspective to animal prints. This Topshop Snake Print Jacket is so chic in a gorgeous yellow color. Mix it up with other animal prints or a pair of wide legged trousers. Mine is in the mail.....occupational hazards...;)
Jakke Mid Length Faux Fur Coat
Statement making coats are so much fun to wear and faux fur is a guilt-free pleasure! I love the contrast of the leopard front against the soft pink and the mid length keeps you cozy inside all that coolness. Check out the Jakke Mid Length Faux Fur Coat on ASOS where they are currently offering 20% off!
Joie Kaniesha Leopard Print Blouse
Pretty and feminine, this Joie Kaniesha Leopard Print Blouse has a rock-n-rock attitude paired with gorgeous French cuffs. If anything animal print would be a style staple for your closet, this would be it. Dress it down with denim or high style with leather pants. Meow.
Mango Zebra Printed Coat
Can you tell I am in the mood for top coats? This Mango Zebra Printed Coat is the perfect way to show your stripes. Zebra is just a little unusual as far animal prints go and the trim silhouette of this topper is perfect for layering. And getting noticed.
|Zara leopard trousers and plaid shirt, Vanina Escoubet jacket|
Go bold this fall with an animal print statement piece and mix it with your favorite prints for a modern take on a fall classic. Happy shopping! xx