I’m not always one to splurge on the fashion trend of the moment because more often than not, it is forgotten about in just a few months time. However, sometimes a trend struts in and grabs my attention. For the last few seasons, animal print has done just that. Unlike most others, animal print has been around for decades, with people like Debbie Harry, Mel B and Edie Sedgwick making it iconic. But recently, it has been EVERYWHERE and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon.
As somebody who has loved animal print for years, my wardrobe was already home to a pair of zebra print mule shoes, a leopard print jumper, snake print ankle boots and these FANTASTIC red leopard heels. I don’t think I have ever worn these babies without having tons of compliments thrown my way. I got these a few years ago on my birthday after finding the last pair, which were in my size and it just felt like fate. Whenever I need to add a touch of VA-VA-VOOM to an outfit, I know I can count on these.
Now, when it came to buying a new animal print item, I looked around to figure out what I felt like my wardrobe was missing. With so many fabulous choices on the market, I wanted to wait for the right piece and not get carried away by purchasing items I wouldn’t still love when the novelty eventually wears off.
When I found this coat, I knew it was the one. I have always loved the idea of a leopard print faux fur coat but I had never seen it done with cheetah print before. I felt like this added a fresh take to something quite classic (and done a million times over). This jacket is huggably soft, but it is fairly thin so I would recommend layering up with a jumper underneath. However, I can’t wait to rock this in Spring with a t-shirt and jeans.
JACKET, SHOES, JUMPSUIT – TOPSHOP, BAG – & OTHER STORIES
This striking jacket can definitely speak for itself, which is why I chose to wear it with a plain black jumpsuit. But to add even more sass, I decided to clash it with my beloved leopard print heels. This is the perfect outfit for a date night or for going out for cocktails with the girls. For more casual occasions, swap the heels for some classic black Chelsea boots.
Although I wouldn’t recommend buying a whole new wardrobe in every animal print imaginable, I would hop on this trend train! There are so many stunning pieces available at the moment that would be a shame to miss out on. This trend will probably die down eventually but animal print has been a beloved aspect of fashion for years and I suspect this will remain the same for a good while longer.