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Animal Print is Back: Here's How to Wear This Classic Trend

Posted on February 5, 2020 at 4:50 PM

If you’ve been keeping up with the fashion sphere as of late, you’ve probably noticed that the animal print trend is back and pretty much better than ever. In fact, it’s been described by many editors as the “new neutral”, which means it has finally cemented its status as a wardrobe staple.


But we’ll admit, the animal print trend isn’t the easiest to master, especially when your reference point is Edith Prickley.


Not exactly what we’re going for, here!


But once you figure out how to pick the right pieces for you (and pair them well!), you’ll realize that rocking the animal print trend isn’t as hard as it may seem.


To help you jump into this classic trend, we’ve compiled the best tips and tricks for adding animal print into your closet.


A Little Goes a Long Way


When it comes to the animal print trend, you don’t want to have too much going on at once. Once you’ve found the perfect animal print blouse, etc, keep the rest of your outfit understated. That way, you’ll keep the focus on your beautiful piece, and not overwhelm people with too many colors or prints.


Speaking of too many prints…


Mix Prints Sparingly


If there’s one cardinal sin when it comes to the animal print trend, it’s mixing prints together willy nilly. Just don’t do it - unless you want to channel the entire jungle through your outfit.


Generally a good rule of thumb is one print per outfit - simple as that!


How to Wear the Animal Print Trend


One of the easiest ways to wear animal print is to pair it with black.

 

As wild and unique as an animal print blouse can be, when paired with a solid black pant or skirt, you can achieve a beautifully balanced look that’s both work appropriate and great for a night out.


Frank Lyman Black & Off White Silk Top With Belle Sleeve ($209)

 

Similarly, a black blouse is the perfect complement to a gorgeous pair of animal print trousers like these Frank Lyman Leopard Capris.

 

Frank Lyman Leopard Woven Capri Pant ($149)


Add a Pop of Color to a Monochrome Print


Classic animal prints are often in the beige to tan territory, but plenty of people love a good monochrome animal print blouse.

 

Pair with a black pant or skirt for a nice contrast, and don’t be afraid to add a bright belt or other accessory for a pop of color!

 

Frank Lyman Black, Yellow & White Top ($49.60)


Make a Full Outfit of It


One piece not enough? Why not go all out with an animal print dress or jumpsuit?

 

The perfect mix of bold and refined style, this animal print jumpsuit looks stunning paired with minimal jewelry and a high-impact pair of black heels.

 

Animal Print Jumpsuit ($119)

 

What do you think of the comeback of the animal print trend? Let us know in the comments below!

 


 

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