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7 Ways to Rock Animal Prints

Go wild and rock animal prints this season! From animal print dresses to leopard print outfits, there’s an animal print out there for everyone. 

The fabulous thing about animal print is that you can choose subtle sophisticated styles with neutral tones or you can stand out from the crowd with brilliantly bold outfits. Pair with your wardrobe essentials and you will be ready no matter what the occasion.

Wondering how to wear animal print? The team here at Joe Browns share 7 fabulous tips so you can confidently style prints into your wardrobe!

How To Style Animal Print Shoes

If leopard print coats and zebra print skirts are too bold for your typical style, animal print shoes are one of the easiest ways to add a touch of animal print to your outfit. When styling animal print shoes, let your footwear do the talking. Styling with colours such as black, navy, white, beige, blue and burgundy will ensure that your shoes stay the centre of attention. 

Day or night, snazzy shoes are a great accent to your outfit, whether you’re opting for a leopard print heel or a pair of flats. For a fabulous combination, try animal print boots paired with skinny jeans and a white blouse. Alternatively, pair with a plain black dress for a perfect pop of animal print.

Choose Subtle Styles

The best way to add a touch of animal print to your wardrobe without it becoming overbearing is to stick to subtle styles. These can be used universally as part of any outfit to incorporate a small burst of print. 

Opting for neutral colours in your animal print will help to create this effect. Beige, black, brown and cream allow for some colour palettes that can be widely used throughout your wardrobe. Pair a black and white animal print blouse with your favourite denim, or dress it up with a smart pair of trousers — perfect for a day in the office. 

Animal Print Dresses

A stunning dress is an all-in-one wardrobe essential. If you’re wearing a leopard print dress you can tone it down with a pair of black heels and a plain handbag, introducing a block coloured cardigan that blends with the colours of your dress if you’re feeling a bit chilly.

Feel fabulous in a mini dress or for a sophisticated look try a midi dress - there are endless possibilities when you’re wearing a leopard print dress. Ankle boots and a leather jacket will transform your outfit from flirty to edgy in an instant.

Rock Animal Print Accessories

If you’re only just starting out with the animal print trend, accessories are the perfect place to begin. They can be added to any outfit for a touch of print that will not go out of style. From leopard print shoes to scarves and handbags, you can easily elevate any outfit that is otherwise plain, keeping it classy and sophisticated.

A Joe Browns top tip: Only match animal print with accessories. For example, a pair of animal print shoes with an animal print bag will make the perfect pairing with a block coloured outfit. 

Animal Print Skirt

From summer through to winter, an animal print midi skirt is an all year round favourite. There’s no limit to how you can wear it! Whether you’re keeping cosy in autumn with biker boots and a chunky knit jumper or wearing strappy sandals in the warmer months, you’ll love the endless opportunities when styling this animal print essential. 

Wondering what top to wear with a leopard print skirt? For a sophisticated neutral look, pair your leopard print skirt with a black t-shirt or cream jumper, while a denim or leather jacket will finish off your whole look!

Rock An Animal Print Blouse

A blouse is a must-have in every woman's wardrobe. Why not make yours that little bit more edgy with an animal print blouse? Simply tuck your blouse into your favourite black jeans and you’ll be ready to go. Dress your animal print outfit up with a pair of heels and accessories, or opt for comfy trainers - perfect for running day-to-day errands. 

The classic shape of a blouse will keep your whole look sophisticated and classy. Add a pop of colour to your ensemble using a brightly coloured pair of earrings, necklace and a handbag. However, too many accessories can overcomplicate the look, so keep it sleek by keeping your accessories to a minimum.

Avoid Mixing Animal Prints

With animal prints, less is often more. For example, if you’ve got a leopard print dress and a zebra print coat, it will easily make your fabulous outfit feel overly busy. 

Instead, pair with block colours to make sure that your animal print outfit is the focal point of attention. Choose an animal print jacket to wear over your little black dress to make your ensemble a little more wild or rock a zebra print shirt over your favourite denim or trousers.

For more tips on how to wear animal print take a look at our inspiration pages and share your wild looks by following our Facebook and Instagram channels.