Hello loves! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me over here, as I’ve been busy hustling over at Honestly Margo, and it’s a wonderful thing, but I’ve missed you! I woke up in the middle of the night saying to myself, this is one of the simplest fashion tips I can share with all of you in a jiffy. So I whipped out my laptop at 4 am, and here I am! I’m excited to show you how to wear animal print.
Why am I saying this is so easy to share? Well for one, it’s what I’ve been practicing for a while, as I’ll show you below, and two, a picture is worth a thousand words. So, let’s get started with this whole “animal-mania” going on!
First, yes, you can buy it all! Buy the shoes, buy the coat, buy the bag. You can get all the pieces you love. BUT…. Don’t wear them all together! That’s the key! Sprinkle them into your look. Pair the shoes with jeans and a top, or a monochrome outfit, like an all black look. DON’T wear your coat AND your shoes AND your bag. A huge no no!
Second, shop styles that aren’t TOO trendy. As animal prints have made their resurrgence, they’re not new. One of my favorite and most commented on coat, my leopard print coat, I think I got maybe 5 years ago at Zara! I wear that bad boy to Walmart, to soccer games, to nice dinners out! It’s comfy, cozy, warm, and goes with EVERYTHING! And because it’s a simple style, I haven’t purged it from my closet. So now that animal is making it’s comeback, I’m already stocked with what’s hot and I’m not getting rid of any of it any time soon. That’s how you work on building your wardrobe.
Third, feel free to mix it with other patterns… but proceed with caution! Let them compliment each other, not fight one another. You’ll see I wear that Gucci velvet bag with the dragons because those colors compliment the animal print.
Fourth, you don’t have to spend a fortune. You can find some great finds of animal print at a bargain. Remember, these are accent pieces. There’s not need to break the bank to wear one of the seasons hot trend.
Fifth, I love this trend because ANYONE can wear it, no matter your age, shape, or size. Sprinkle it on with your bag or scarf or shoes, or go full on with a dress! You can be hot to your desired comfort level with a little or a lot! What will it do for you? I suspect it will give you a little pep in your step and perhaps give you a bit of sass. Why not? It’s cheetah! It’s leopard! It says MEOW! Go ahead and get a little confidence boost by wearing something that makes you come alive, like animal print!
So without further adieu, I’m showing you real life pics of how I do animal-mania in my day to day life. My advanced apologies for some of the non professional images.
A close up to show that accessiories are kept to a minimal, not over done. My bag had print on it as well, and wanting more of an understated vibe with the jewelry for the clothes and bag to draw more of the attention than my jewelry.
A solid black dress with my animal clutch, first seen HERE over a year ago! Also seen HERE. Again, paired with solids. And remember when I said nude shoes go with everything? Back in THIS post? Here you go!
The coat I get stopped for EVERY time I wear it, and it’s seriously like 5 years old…
also seen HERE.
Some tried and true shares of how I do the animal thing. If you’ve been afraid to try it, don’t be! Ease into it with a bag, a pair of shoes. I think the best part of it, it will bring out a little bit of sass in you. And who doesn’t love that!
Here are some pieces for you to shop!
I hope this gives you a bit of a guide on how to wear animal print. Be fearless in bringing out the animal in you!