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.
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
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)
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 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
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