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5 Animal Print Dos & Don’ts

Follow these five do’s and don’ts to look sexy and sophisticated.


Like it or not, animal print is a classic pattern in fashion that’s here to stay. What used to just be on clothes has now branched out to purses, scarves, shoes and more … but don’t go crazy. We all know that too much of a good thing can definitely be bad.

5 Animal Print Dos & Don’tsTo keep it from becoming dull, five, fresh ideas have been identified on how to wear the feisty print while keeping the pattern both classy and trendy. Read on.

1. DO Accentuate It

If you want to put focus on the pattern, you should keep the rest of your outfit subdued. A way of doing so is by pairing it with a lot of black, brown or white. The leopard pattern will stand out without being overpowering or fading into the background.

2. DON’T Experiment With Prints

A fashion rule goes; never mix prints! The prints will completely compete with each other, ultimately resulting in a total mess.

5 Animal Print Dos & Don’ts

Let an accessory bring a bit of wild into your wardrobe

3. DO Accessorize Wisely

5 Animal Print Dos & Don’tsAnimal prints are bound to stand out. Therefore, when you choose to boldly accessorize, make sure to keep it a balancing act. Think of it as the same principle that was previously mentioned. Don’t let your accessories be in conflict with your animal prints. If you’re wearing an animal pattern, the rest of your outfit should be simply elegant.

4. DO Be Subtle

Animal prints are easy to find, but if you’re looking into freshening it up, start looking for animal patterns in hazy subdued colors. Go for a muted purple or gray for a more sophisticated look.

If you’re wearing animal print, the rest of your outfit should be simply elegant.

5 Animal Print Dos & Don’ts

Animal prints are popular pretty much every season

5. DON’T Experiment With Bright Colors

5 Animal Print Dos & Don’tsWhether it’s clothing, a pair of shoes or purse — experiment with your items, but be sure not to overdo it. That means no bright colors.

The bottom line? Learn how to strike a balance with your items and note that when it comes to animal print, sometimes less is more.

There you have it.

Let me reiterate that animal print is a classic. It’s here to stay. If you’re just getting into it, then enjoy it. If you’ve been a fan of the animal prints and have been collecting different items with that pattern, then keep going and explore new ways of incorporating it into your outfits! Rawr!

Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 4 Comments

  1. Veronica Jefferson

    Friday I wore black Levi Strauss bootcut jeans with a black blouse tucked inside my jeans so you could see belt and leopard shoes and purse. It looked great. I matched belt, purse and shoes perfectly. I looked sexy and cute. Not trashy and slutty.

  2. I honestly feel sexy wearing animal prints 🙂

  3. Courtney Watson

    Leopard print is so classic and can either be sexy or trashy. I think it's best to use it sparingly, like in your shoes or a purse. I think, as you said, if it's going to be the print of your dress you should stick to a faint animal pattern.

  4. Randie Cadiogan

    Leopard prints are really cute but it’s never really my thing. To be honest… 😉

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