Animal Print Style Guide
There is no getting out of it. Animal print are taking over the outfits of stylish girls all over the globe. After this SS19 collections were clearly making an animal enthusiastic case for combining prints all over, street style followed fast. The results are good, especially if executed well. Once you understand the tricks on how to incorporate animal prints like a neutral, you will be able to happily and effortlessly join this trend (that is here to stay). We got you covered in this style guide to contemporary animal prints.
First Things First
Animal print starts with the king of the animal prints kingdom: the leopard print. By some wisely considered a neutral, the print has the special ability to let any outfit take a walk onto the wild side. Doing this print right is key, because there is no print, trend or item that needs more understanding of how to carefully curate, collect and combine than the leopard print. There are a few key style rules to follow when you want to nail this.
Pick high-quality items of rich fabrics. This way your cool leopard ensemble has no chance of looking cheap.
Combine your leopard item with items that have a tough or chic look. Such as vintage or vintage looking treasures. This will give you the most special outfits.
Throw in some fun by playing with lengths, fabrics and styles. Combine a long skirt with a short jacket. Or an oversized coat with a mini slip-dress. A furry vest with a tight top.
Know Your Animal Prints
Contemporary animal prints go further than leopard. Much further. We now have a whole arsenal of wild things to pick from: zebra, snake, tiger and croco to name a few – those are the best once if you ask me. Basically, the same rules apply for all animal prints. Although some let themselves mix easier than others. For all goes: once you see an item or outfit with a well-chosen animal print: you know it. Because it makes the outfit instantly cool.
Making a Case
For snake print, that is. Because the print has put itself on top of my list for coolness. I would go as far as calling it the biggest hit of 2018 already. For me it just hits the spot for coolness that masterfully lets itself combine with a minimal look. Which happens to be my kind of look. I love a good minimal look, and snake print spices this up like nothing else.
Let Yourself Go Wild
Animal print is all about letting out that wild child inside of you. It is no secret that what you wear has a huge influence on how you feel. no wonder a good animal print gives your mood a little kick. A nice shot of confidence with a sharp edge.
The best thing about this is that you don’t always have to go all the way. Although I love a good animal print skirt, dress or coat, sometimes the best can be in the details. When you want to spice up your minimal look or your favorite marine shirt and jeans combo, just add a leopard belt or a snake print bag or boot. Your own little style weapon to master your outfit and the day. I love to see my favorite accessories as little weapons to success. It’s all about how it makes you feel.