Fashion Friday: Subtle Ways To Wear Animal Prints

Friday, January 11, 2013
Animal prints have come roaring back onto the fashion scene. Available in a variety of styles, prints, and colors, animal prints are showing up everywhere from scarves to bags to shoes.

But how can you wear the latest fashion trend without looking as if you've just stepped off the Serengeti?

The key to wearing animal prints is subtlety. Animal prints make a bold statement. A little goes a long way here. So tame it down with simplicity.

For a small statement, try a clutch. This zebra print clutch stands out with the black and white without overdoing the outfit.

How To Wear Animal Prints - Clutch

L.K.Bennett cowl neck sweater, $135 / Ted Baker bootcut jeans / H&M high heel boots, $48 / Jane Norman zebra print handbag, $24 / Tory Burch cuff bracelet

Booties are also a subtle way to wear an animal print. Keep the other elements in your outfit simple and solid colored. In this outfit, the booties tie the outfit together.

How To Wear Animal Prints - Booties

0039 ITALY silk top, $105 / Edun neon pants, $1,005 / Duccio Venturi stiletto high heels, $445 / Etienne Aigner , $675 / Fantasy Jewelry Box rhinestone bracelet / American Apparel post earrings

For a quick trip to the farmer's market, throw on a scarf to dress up a casual outfit. This one adds a lot of zing to an otherwise boring outfit.

How To Wear Animal Prints - Scarf

American Vintage cotton short sleeve shirt, $72 / H&M skinny leg jeans, $48 / Tory Burch leather ballerina flat / Canvas tote / David & Young sheer shawl


A neutral colored, animal print flat paired with long shorts and a flowing top can be made dressy or casual depending on your accessories. This bright yellow clutch kicks the outfit up a notch and adds some whimsy.
How To Wear Animal Prints - Flats


Not ready to throw yourself into the lion's den just yet? How about trying a piece of jewelry? With jewelry you can still wear the trend without looking like the animal itself.
Animal Print Jewelry

White pearl earrings / C. Wonder c wonder / Aspinal of London leather bracelet / Betsey Johnson vintage jewelry / Nicholas King , $155 / Folli Follie bangle bracelet / Zebra earrings

What do you think? Are you ready to try the animal print trend?

This week I am linking up with Musings of a Housewife's Fashion Friday carnival. For more fashion inspiration and to see what everyone else is wearing, visit Musings of a Housewife.

No comments