How do I wear animal prints the right way?

We love animal prints—they add pretty pizzazz to any outfit ya throw together. But too many spots and stripes can look a little, um, wild. Pair leopard and zebra prints with clean-cut basics (like solid sweaters, tights and tees) to tame these picks and make ‘em yours.
Check out our fave ways to wear this fierce trend!
The racks are filled with leopard prints of all different hues, not just plain ol’ tan and black. The dark blue on this frock adds plenty of drama. Find one with girly shape, and add jet tights and a bolero. Perf for those holiday parties!

Leopard Jacquard Dress, $25,

You don’t have to go full-on safari to rock animal prints. A necklace with zebra-stripe beads is subtle—while still making a statement. Plus, it’s simple enough to go with all of your get-ups.  It looks especially amazing with a red dress.

Triple Strand Zebra Bead Necklace, $11,

Swap black leggings for funky printed ones under a tunic or slim-fitting sweater dress. Wanna make them more school-worthy? Throw on a white button-down shirt, a wide belt and military jacket.

Daring peep-toes are a fave for fall. These cute zebra kickers work with everything from an LBD to skinny jeans and a fun t-shirt. When your shoes are so stylin’, it’s best to keep everything else pared down.

Scarves are the easiest way to accessorize your outfit during the winter, and infinity ones are our fave this year. A spotted neckwarmer will look cute peeking out from your pea coat or on top of a simple solid colored long-sleeve tee.

Mysterious Scarf, $28,
-Liz Lebedda


11/10/2009 10:19:00 AM