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Ostentatious and loud, animal prints are a big feature on the runways of Fall/Winter 2018, with Tom Ford, Zadig & Voltaire and R13 showcasing these fierce patterns in bright hues. From vermilion, to neon orange and lemon tones, the new animal print is one that you just can’t miss.

But how do you style the look? Our rule of thumb: Don’t be afraid to pair them with different sorts of patterns (stripes, geometrics, florals). The look is very intense, but can still be ultra-wearable. Are you daring enough to dabble in animal prints? Keep scrolling for looks you can take your cues from.

 

Leopard

 

Animal prints are perfect for the career woman, as they’re classic enough for conservative settings, but interesting enough to keep you stylish. But keep everything sharp. Wear a leopard print skirt with a blazer (be brave and go with a checkered jacket that matches the tones of the skirt) and a neat pair of heels.

Skirt: Leopard print silk chiffon maxi skirt by Sonia Rykiel, £885 (S$1,594), via Net-a-Porter

Blazer: Checkered wool blazer by Blazé Milano, S$1,935, via Mytheresa

Shoes: Leather heels with knot details by COS, US$225 (S$307)

Bag: Colourblock clutch by Delpozo, S$1,890, via Farfetch

Earrings: Gold plated hoop earrings with mismatched pearl details by Alighieri, US$513, via Matchesfashion

Sunglasses: Cat eye sunglasses by Zara, S$39.90

 

Zebra

 

We love a pant for this pattern, but selected a nude-orange hue so the print is less in-your-face. Complementary colours are the way to go here. To make this look pulled-together, we picked a shirt and bag in the same colour spectrum.

Pants: Zebra printed pants by Zara, S$99.90

Shirt: Printed cotton shirt by Dries Van Noten, €355 (S$565), via Mytheresa

Shoes: Suede slingback heels by COS, US$190 (S$259)

Bag: Leather purse with net details by Jacquemus, US$683 (S$931), via Matchesfashion

Sunglasses: Tinted square sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, US$380 (S$518)

 

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Tiger

 

Are you lounging by the pool on a warm Sunday with mimosas on tap? This is a setting where you can go bright and bold, and there’s no other print but tiger for it. The yellow tiger-print skirt paired with a yellow bikini and super accessories will make you feel like one of the wealthy Real Housewives.

Bikini: Two-piece bikini set by Sian Swimwear, S$299, via Farfetch

Skirt: Leopard printed pleated silk skirt by Rixo London, US$315 (S$429), via Moda Operandi 

Shoes: Flat leather slides by Zara, S$59.90

Bag: Leather and suede shoulder bag by Chloé, £1,340 (S$2,412) via Net-a-Porter

Sunglasses: Classic aviators by Saint Laurent, S$490

Earrings: Brown resin drop earrings by Cult Gaia, £170 (S$304), via Net-a-Porter

Ring: Gold Satyr motif ring by Oraïk, Price available upon request

 

Python

 

Python usually comes in classic, monochromatic hues and thus, you’re safe to pair your python-print anything with quite a large range of colours. Pair python trousers with a dusty pink top and a pair of floral motif earrings and you’re set to slink through the urban jungle.

Pants: Python print lamb leather pants by A.L.C., US$1,295 (S$1,765), via Moda Operandi

Top: Ruffled checkered blouse by Rejina Pyo, S$569, via Farfetch

Shoes: Leather sneakers by Golden Goose, S$543, via Farfetch

Bag: Colourblock beaded crossbody bag by Rosantica, US$490 (S$667), via Moda Operandi

Earrings: Floral motif metal earrings by Zara, S$24.90

 

Cow

 

If an animal print piece of clothing is just too much for you, pick an animal-print accessory, like a hat. Other items like bags, shoes and even bracelets bring that little touch of texture and detail that reflects the trend.

Hat: Cow printed rabbit fur felt hat by Gigi Burris, US$435 (S$592), via Moda Operandi

Top: Cropped wrap top by Jacquemus, US$525 US$263 (S$358)

Jeans: Flared jeans by Stella McCartney, S$665, via Mytheresa

Shoes: Leather mid heel booties by Topshop, S$179

Bag: Mini leather bucket bag by Nico Giani, £315 (S$563), via Net-a-Porter

Earrings: Beaded hoop earrings by Zara, S$29.90

 

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