How-To: Wear Animal Print
How to Wear Animal Print
By Ever Pretty US
From a zebra print dress to a pair of snakeskin shoes, animal print is a daring style choice, but one that is not as hard to pull off as many people think. Unlike other patterns, animal prints are unique in that they are rarely the fad of the moment, but they are almost never completely out of style either. Even small items with animal print are eye-catching, and destined to be the centerpiece of an outfit, so choose your signature animal print clothing and accessories carefully. Here are some tips for wearing animal print like a true fashionista.
Don’t Match Large Print Items
Head-to-toe animal print is almost always a major fashion faux pas. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a single large item like a printed dress, but make sure to pair it with neutral shoes and bags. If you animal print items are smaller then they can be paired with a matching small accessory to create symmetry in your outfit.
Pair Prints with Neutrals
Black, brown, gray, navy and white are the neutral shades that are generally safest to pair with any animal print. Strive for complementary colors – browns with leopard print, black with zebra – but don’t go so overboard that the overall effect is one of a costume.
Add Bright Colors
If matching neutrals more you, it’s also possible to pair your favorite animal print with a bright contrasting color. This tends to look best with more subdued prints, but even bold prints can look good in the right ensemble. Choose a solid color item that contrasts with the print, or, in other words, is located roughly opposite on the color wheel, to create a more dramatic effect. As is the general rule with animal print, keep your accessories simple to avoid an outfit that is too busy.
Incorporating animal print into your wardrobe is a great way to feel exciting, stylish, and like you’re destined to be the center of attention.
What are your favorite animal print pieces?