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How To Make Animal Print Look Modern


by Marie Kelly
16th Jul 2016

Jason Lloyd Evans

How To Make Animal Print Look Modern

The modish, retro way of wearing animal print feels a little old hat these days. Forget the flick of eyeliner, textured hair and ankle boots that used to be mandatory with a leopard faux fur. Today’s modern woman wears leopard, zebra and snake with a little more imagination and flair. Read on for inspiration.

Dress the print down with a casual sweatshirt or hoodie. There’s nothing Bet Lynch about this ensemble.

 

Smart loafers dilute down the sexiness of a leopard print. Adding a bright pop of colour underneath draws?focus away from the pattern – animal print?can easily overwhelm an outfit and your silhouette, but it shouldn’t.

 

Mix your patterns. Animal is tempered by a pretty illustrative print here, and a feminine silhouette in the shape of this neat waisted full skirt.

 

When reimagined in an unconventional silhouette, animal print looks utterly modern and fresh. Who would have thought of a leopard print puffa jacket?

 

Embracing a full-on feminine silhouette?turns the traditional image of this “rock chick” print on its head. High heels and a box handbag complete the look.

 

Convinced? Here are four chic and sophisticated?animal print pieces.

Leopard print shell bomber, R13, €660 at net-a-porter.com

 

Animal jacquard short sleeve shirt, €25 (on sale) at topshop.com

 

Leopard bag, Dries Van Noten, €675 at brownsfashion.com

 

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Leopard print trainers, €14.99 (on sale) at H&M

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