Animal Prints: The New Styling Rules
Animal prints have had many moments on the runway, but with novel mash-ups and high-octane pieces debuting at FW 2018, it’s time to reevaluate the styling rules that have always surrounded the somewhat classic trend.
Taking her cues from the innovative style set and the fresh iterations seen on the runway, INTERMIX’s Head of Styling, Kyla Eato, breaks down the new “golden guidelines” for styling leopard, snakeskin and more in the most modern, head-turning way.
1. Mix and Match
“Animal prints takes pattern mixing to the most high-impact level. Style a fearless look by pairing tops and bottoms in contrasting leopard, zebra or tiger. Anything works as long as the pieces are different patterns. Truly, the most modern way to wear the trend is also the easiest.”
2. Pair with a Pop of Color
“Treat animal print pieces as your new neutrals by pairing a patterned piece with a pop-of-color separate and the season’s trending white boot.”
3. Upgrade Investment Pieces
“This season, opt for an investment piece in an animal print. The trend effortlessly works as a neutral or a statement, so you’ll find yourself wearing it with everything. My top choice is a leopard coat, which can dress up a simple outfit in a cinch.”
4. All about Animal Accents
“Effortlessly amp up a minimalist or all-neutral look with an animal print accessory, from a leopard bag to Golden Goose’s wear-everywhere take on the trend.”