Who says leopard is on it’s way out? After many reviews of New York Fashion Week which showcased the Autumn/Winter collections for 2014, animal print is still very relevant and showed up in numerous lines. From zebra to leopard, the jungle theme continues on. However this trend is expanding as well, meaning you can now find ways to wear the print in chic, grungy, preppy, or even classic ways. Keep reading to see some of the highlights from the runway as well as some pieces you can pick up for yourself today!
Kate Spade does animal print in a very classic way. She uses this large fur coat as a type of neutral when paired with a bright red skirt. The two statement pieces manage not to clash and she pulls it all together with classic strands of pearls.
Badgley Mischka took leopard to a glamorous and diva-esque level. The long gown with a high slit has sexy elements, but still remains tasteful. Another thing to take note of is the toned down hair and makeup, when you have a floor length gown in an animal print, sometimes less is more when it comes to accessories and beauty!
If you’re looking for a way to rock the trend yourself, Juicy Couture sells a comfy and cozy sweater with a metallic animal print front. While it’s labeled as a pullover, this will look like anything but your favorite old sweatshirt. Dress it up with a skirt, or down with leggings and boots, as we’ve seen this print can be worn in almost any way.
High end designer Miu Miu took the “animal print” term quite literally, with many pieces featuring prints of animals. This long jacket shows off cute foxes (or are they cats?). To pull off the whimsical look we recommend pairing it with a smile.
Another casual and sporty new find is this bomber jacket from Scotch and Soda. With contrasting sleeves and collar, it certainly brings an urban vibe to the trend.
Like what you see? Animal prints have been around for a couple seasons now, and it’s clear to see they’re probably not going anywhere anytime soon. But to avoid looking like a walking Lisa Frank notebook, make sure you have a good balance with neutrals and solid colors, and it’ll be easy to work into your everyday style.