Animal Instinct: How To Wear This Season’s Most Prominent Trend



It wouldn’t be a true 90s resurgence without the return of animal print, so whether you like your prints minimal or maximalist, we’re sure there’s a wild side suited perfectly to your sartorial preference. Here are our top picks and style rules for the season...

How To Wear The Trend:

1. Go as big or as little as you like. Animal prints look surprisingly good in both small and large doses so don’t be afraid to wear a leopard print maxi dress, or a simple pair of snakeskin pumps depending on your mood.

2. Think of leopard as a neutral and use it as an anchor piece to put together a combination with either bright hues, soft pastels or coordinating monochrome.

3. Embrace the unexpected. This season you’ll find animal print pants, accessories, shoes, and bags so if you aren’t usually into printed dresses or skirts, find an alternative way to wear this fun trend depending on what you feel comfortable in.

4. Don’t take it too seriously. If some of the new style of animal prints look a little goofy and comical, that’s kind of the point. This season it’s less about sex appeal and more about irreverent humour, which frankly, is super refreshing and much easier to wear!

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A ladylike shape in a classic leopard print

SHOP: Mango dress, $129.95


Classic pumps with an animal edge

SHOP: Mango shoes, $79.95


A snake-inspired change from all the basket styles we’ve been seeing around

SHOP: Zimmermann bag, $495


A failsafe shape for work or weekend

SHOP: Zara skirt, $49.95.


A breezy summer dress in this season’s iconic wrap silhouette

SHOP: Alice and Olivia dress, $483


A wardrobe staple to team with denim and a blazer

SHOP: Anine Bing camisole, $181


A straw bag with a distinct (and embellished) difference

SHOP: Sensi Studio tote, $412


Leopard and florals don’t always have to clash

SHOP: Scanlan Theodore skirt, $400


Wear anywhere and with anything

SHOP: Madewell mules, $136


Leopard, but not as you know it

SHOP: Marks & Spencer blouse, $56


Yes, there’s a waiting list, but we suggest you get on it ASAP!

SHOP: Realisation Par skirt, $249


A little (leopard) goes a long way

SHOP: Sportsgirl kerchief, $16.95


Printed pants that are more streamlined than busy

SHOP: J.Crew pants, $122


A festive shape in a pared-back print

SHOP: Rixo London skirt, $348


A luxe-looking dress minus the hefty price tag

SHOP: Zara dress, $139.95


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