‘Everyone thinks my narcissistic mother-in-law is amazing. I feel so alone’
‘Everyone thinks my narcissistic mother-in-law is amazing. I feel so alone’

Amanda Cassidy

What is ‘kaizen’ and how can it change my life?
What is ‘kaizen’ and how can it change my life?

Amanda Cassidy

My new parenting style is called ‘backing off’
My new parenting style is called ‘backing off’

Amy Lynch

My Career: Spoken word poet Felispeaks
My Career: Spoken word poet Felispeaks

Felicia Olusanya

Wellness Diaries: change and transformation coach and author Niamh Ennis
Wellness Diaries: change and transformation coach and author Niamh Ennis

Niamh Ennis

Real Weddings: Food blogger Ellen Lunney’s summer wedding in Co Wicklow
Real Weddings: Food blogger Ellen Lunney’s summer wedding in Co Wicklow

Shayna Sappington

The IMAGE Business of Beauty 2022 winners are…
The IMAGE Business of Beauty 2022 winners are…

Sarah Finnan

Irish Design Spotlight: greens are good for you
Irish Design Spotlight: greens are good for you

Johanna Dooley And Kara O'Sullivan

Women in Sport: World Champion Irish Para Rower Katie O’Brien
Women in Sport: World Champion Irish Para Rower Katie O’Brien

Katie O Brien

What to bake this weekend: Frosted pistachio cake
What to bake this weekend: Frosted pistachio cake

Sarah Finnan

Image / Fashion

How To Make Animal Print Look Chic Not Cheap


By Marie Kelly
21st Jul 2017
How To Make Animal Print Look Chic Not Cheap

It used to be the preserve of busty barmaids, but animal print is a fashion favourite these days. Think Kate Moss in her leopard-print coat, Olivia Palermo in her chic zebra-print mini skirt and Sienna Miller in a sophisticated?Burberry shift. The trick is to choose one strong item and build around it with sophisticated separates. Keep an eye on how much bare flesh you pair with your animal-print piece – leg or decolletage but not both. And always choose tailored rather than tight.

When choosing animal print, go for an item that’s understated and unfussy. The print should make the statement. This simple, loose-hanging dress looks so effortless worn with flats. Always keep an eye that the shade of your tan isn’t too close to the colour?of your dress.

Leo print dress, €29 at & Other Stories

I’ve featured this coat before, but I’m including it again because I think it’s such a great buy. I love the three-quarter-length sleeves – great for layering – and the jacquard fabric adds texture to the whole look. Paired with boyfriend jeans, this coat is a very chic throw-on.

Jacquard weave coat, Conscious, €40.99 (reduced from €59.99) at H&M

This Christopher Kane skirt is reduced by a massive 70 per cent. I love how it’s been styled so casually with a sweater and flat brogues. It looks anything but tacky.

Leopard-jacquard mini skirt, Christopher Kane, €194 (reduced from €645) at net-a-porter.com