From leopard to zebra, tiger to cheetah, our closet is a veritable zoo of chic. After all, we’ve always known animal print is a classic—and you’ll see it everywhere this fall and beyond. Here are four of our favorite ways to wear this trend wild or mild, a little or a lot, and always your way.
Beginner: Add a Bag
Love the look of leopard but not sure how to incorporate it into your wardrobe? Adding a bag in a classic shape is the perfect way to try it out. The ultimate in versatile, this cheetah print and vegan leather bag is stylish enough for the work week, and adds a touch of elegance to even the most relaxed weekend outfit.
Intermediate: Try A Top
Now that you’ve been, um, bitten by the animal print bug, we’re here for you. It’s time to try to step it up. Throw an animal print jacket or blazer over your favorite classics. Think white shirts, black pants, or denim. A wrap or ruana over a complementary column of color is a lovely unexpected twist too! For warmer days and a bolder option, try an artfully ruffled blouse in a leopard print with your favorite pants.
Advanced: You Wear the Pants
Whether it’s an easy cheetah print denim in our bestselling Girlfriend style, or a leopard trouser, animal print pants add a “wow” factor to your everyday look. The denim adds a little extra something to a more relaxed outfit, while the trouser is perfect for work and even a night out.
Expert: The Dress
Comfortable, flattering and completely jaw dropping, consider the dress. With an of-the-moment obi style belt and some chic black shoes, this look is a major yes. Anything else is, well, tame in comparison.