Animal Prints: Wild, Wonderful, Wearable

By on September 4, 2015, in Soft Surroundings

Ever since Hollywood stars such as Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe prowled on screen in animal prints, the look has symbolized sexiness with an edge.

Animal prints in women’s clothing have since endured — not only because of their ability to turn heads but because they are also surprisingly versatile. Typically composed of varying shades of brown, beige, and black, animal prints pair perfectly with neutral basics.

While animal prints have always been in the fashion spotlight, this season they’ve emerged with renewed strength — and a bit more polish. Whether you’re drawn to the more subtle and sophisticated or the more bold and luxe, one thing is for sure: the look is more sophisticated than ever — and completely wearable day-to-night.

If you’re still a bit wary of getting swallowed up by animal prints, dip your toe in by opting for accessories. Clutches, scarves, and booties are great options that make an otherwise simple outfit captivating.

No matter how big or small you go, it’s easy to keep your look sophisticated. When you want to make more of a statement with a print top, for example, pair with sleek, slim-fitting bottoms in black, white, or beige.

Whether you want your outfit to roar, or you just want a touch of “purr” allure, this is the season to explore this wildly wonderful trend.

Spot-On Glamour

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The Savannah Bateau is one gorgeous drape of jungle-glam style that’s as soft and flattering as it is chic. Lithe and lean, its cascading spots are given definition by a black vertical stripe that runs the length both front and back. This top pairs perfectly with the neutral-toned Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Natural Denim Alina Leggings.

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The eye-catching Leopard Tee goes big on style. Soft, nubby textured tee front features a woven leopard print patch pocket — a preview of the woven print fabric that flows into a dropped-tail-hem at back. Pair with the on-trend, Wavy Coated Leggings for an incredibly chic and current look.

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The classic button-down gets supercharged with style in the Spot-On Shirt. Made of Tencel® Lyocell, it has a gorgeous, sensuously soft drape and is detailed with a hidden button closure and dropped-tail hem. Pair with the infinitely wearable Metro Leggings in white, black, or sand-washed black.

Walk on the Wild Side

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When it comes donning animal prints on your feet, keep the rest of your outfit simple, sleek, and monochromatic. It will be easy to do with the Ivy Lee Stella Boots, as they make a perfectly wild statement on their own. Epitomizing sleek Scandinavian chic, leopard spots are individually hand-painted on the soft suede uppers. Elastic gores, leather lining, and padded insole add comfort to this gorgeous, high-fashion boot style, too.

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If you want your kicks to be a bit more casual, the Savannah Sneakers combine athleisure footwear cool with a fiercely stylish cheetah print. Featuring hand-painted spots on soft, hair-on-hide uppers, they also have a comfy padded footbed and bouncy white rubber sole, making them perfect for trekking through any urban jungle.

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