How To Style: Animal Prints

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Even a few months ago, the idea of wearing animal prints just wasn’t something that had every really appealed to me. The likes of leopard, zebra and snake print all conjured images of tacky 00’s fashion in my mind, but then of course, that exact era is creeping back into our current wardrobes as I type this. My initial appreciation of the trend began when I was working at a magazine fashion cupboard and we had two incredible pairs of boots from Office sent in, one white pair and one brown snake print. They’re called Ambassador boots, and I knew I just had to get myself a pair when I saw them!

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Dress – Zara

Boots – Office

I know that these boots are going to be the most amazing statement shoes to get me through A/W 18, although as you can see I’ve been trying my best to make them work in this London heatwave! Not long after I got these boots, I found their perfect partner! I have to say, if you’re looking to get yourself some animal print, Zara is the place to go. This button down dress was £29.99 and is completely heatwave approved by me, don’t be fooled by the 3/4 length sleeves, the material is totally lightweight.

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Necklace – vintage

Dress – Zara

Boots – Office

I’d like to think that I invented double snake print? Mixing prints has always been so daunting to me, as a complete fashion rule follower I’ve always been a strict one print per outfit kinda gal, but as you can see I’ve been branching out! Combining different prints can be really easy as long as you’re paying attention to the different colours and strengths of the prints that you’re using, this dress and boot combo works as the print on the boots is a lot less stronger and darker than the print on the dress. In this case, you definitely don’t want to be too matchy-matchy.

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Top – Zara

Trousers – Zara

Sandals – Topshop

Soon after my snake print moment, I discovered these leopard print trousers in Zara, these are a great versatile piece as they can be worn casually, as I’ve done above or for a night out with a lace bralet or bodysuit and heels. Leopard print is an effortless way to ease yourself in to the animal print trend, it’s classic and goes with almost everything. It’s also easy to mix with other prints, as I’ve done here with this polka dot print top. I even paired them with my snake print boots on a different day!

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I’ve been styling this trend, let me know your take on it by leaving me a comment! Follow me on Instagram to keep up with more fashion posts just like this!

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