2019 is going to be your most adventurous year yet; full of bold statement pieces, embracing your inner animal kingdom. Pattern is all the rage this new year, but with a slight twist. Although polka dots, stripes, and plaid are always classic go-to’s, animal prints are the new must-have patterns in your closet. Animal prints may have once been associated with vintage finds or your grandma’s closet, but this year repping reptile or strutting in cheetah will be a staple to your looks.
From zebra stripes, to cheetah print, embossed moc-croc and even snake skin, all animal enthusiasts can add a little pop of print to spice up their outfits. Bring safari to life in your wardrobe in any and every element of your outfit. Animal print can be a little daunting, but with these few tips you will be able to incorporate this trend into your style without looking like you are wearing a Halloween costume or aspiring to be one of the Cheetah Girls.
Dip your toe into this trend with printed boots! If you want to step up your outfit, but like to keep it on the simple side, start from the feet up. Any plain or monochromatic outfit, like a t-shirt and jeans, will go from basic to standout. Here are a few boots to help inspire and ease you into the trend.
Make the world your own cat walk! Take it up a notch by sporting all printed looks. From silky print two-piece sets, to dresses, sheer-print tops, jackets, and high-waisted pants, no one will be able to miss you. Prints are perfect for any event; stand out at a party or add an animal print accessory like a belt, purse or backpack when running errands. Warning: this look may cause compliments.
This trend may seem like one that will stay in the fall and spring months, but don’t jump to conclusions just yet. Animal prints are coming with you into next season, but this time these prints will experience new habitats: the beach. Get ready to flaunt this style in your bikini!
Next time you are online shopping or scavenging through your old costume drawer, don’t disregard your jungle animal prints or fuzzy inspired polar-bear coat.
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As a writer on our Fashion and Beauty team, this LA girl loves fashion and adventure. Ellie Berglass is a sophomore majoring in Communications and Psychology. Fun fact: she once skydived in Fiji!