You need courage to wear animal prints, that's for sure. It is a two way thing, as when properly worn it can become a real fashion statement boosting any dull outfit, but when matched wrongly it turns into a major fashion disaster. Animal prints represent, first of all, a bold choice, a dangerous game that requires a certain fashion good sense in order to find the most stylish ways to wear them.


It is not always easy to wear the animal print, whether we are talking about leopard, zebra or any other print. One important rule is to avoid the excess of animal print and stay away from a head-to-toe look. The best thing to do is to choose one item and match it with the already famous neutrals. However, if you want to create a more daring outfit, you can replace black or brown with brighter colors, such as green or red. Another thing to take into consideration when finding stylish ways to wear animal prints is to pick good quality textiles as they can totally make the difference.

Subtlety is the key word when it comes to stylish ways of wearing animal prints. As prints tend to draw the attention towards the area they cover, try to wear them taking into consideration your body shape and the flaws you want to camouflage. Therefore, if you want to hide larger hips never wear leopard printed pants and choose instead an item with animal print in the upper part. Remember that you should feel confident, sexy and attractive when sporting animal prints and not embarrassed.

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One of the safest ways to wear the animal print is to choose accessories, especially if you cannot see yourself rocking a blouse or a dress with animal prints. Discreet and simple will always be “in”, therefore choosing an accessory with a leopard print will bring personality and uniqueness to a dull outfit becoming the point of attraction of your outfit.

A pair of shoes, a scarf, a belt or a handbag will instantaneously boost your look. As “less is more” will never go out of style, one single accessory with animal print is enough but matched with black, brown or pastels. A thin leopard printed belt can make a simple outfit more daring.

Never mix different types of animal prints, but go instead for one print and match it accordingly with neutrals and solid colors, especially black, bright white, gray, brown, and beige. For example, a leopard print in tones of brown and black works great with gold, such as a golden belt or a necklace, while a zebra print in white/black/gray tones can be worn with pastels and blue accessories. Make sure you always keep the rest of the outfit simple and clean. If you are not really self-confident you can rock this trend, you should better do without or just add a printed scarf or a pair of gloves.

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Despite the fact that it sounds very hard to wear animal prints in a very stylish way and not look weird, you should know that it is not difficult at all to use them for both a daytime outfit or an evening one. If you want a casual look, try to pair a masculine blazer, a simple t-shirt, skinny jeans and ballet flats with leopard print. Another stylish combination for a daytime look would be a top with animal prints and a denim skirt and neutral flat shoes.

Animal print can look super stylish for an elegant, evening outfit too. Be courageous and try an animal printed dress teamed with oversized accessories in a more sober touch. Pay a lot of attention when choosing the dress as it is important to invest in breezy, matte and high-quality fabrics, such as cotton or silk. Stay away from synthetic fabrics or satin. A skirt with leopard print can represent the starting point for a feminine, sexy outfit. Team it with a cream blouse and a pair of studs. A beautiful printed coat will always be a smart investment as long as you know how to style it.

Animal prints can also be worn at the office. A printed dress matched with a boyfriend blazer and ballet flats, which will add the severe touch your outfit needs to balance the look will certainly draw the attention in a good way. Blouses with animal prints are even easier to wear. Paired with an oversized blazer or a cropped one and a black skirt or pants can become the perfect office outfit. If you choose a top with a leopard print, be very careful when finding the right shoes. The best thing you can do is to avoid high heels and go for flat ones, such as a pair of Oxfords or loafers.

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