Take a walk on the wild side in SS18’s most daring trend – animal print. With leopard spots and tiger stripes in abundance this season, fashion has gone fierce.
If you’re not usually one to opt for a bold print, tackling animal print may fill you with fear. But, when done right, animal print can add a glam, rock and roll vibe to any look. So, stop umm-ing and ahh-ing and take a leap!
Tiger’s may be black and orange in the wild, but fashion has always taken a more creative approach and we are all about alternative colour combinations. This green tiger print satin blouse is full of serious sass thanks to the balloon sleeves and rope cord wrist ties.
Think lions are the king of the jungle? Guess again.
Okay, so you probably won’t see any Dalmatians roaming the savannah… but this print is just as lust-worthy - just ask Cruella Devil! Not that we condone harming 101 dogs and not to worry, this bag is 100% faux fur. The saddle bag style is a must-have this season, and thanks to the cross-body strap you can effortlessly throw this on over jeans and a tee or something far more fab. The simple colour pallet of this print means it works on almost any silhouette, go dramatic like Topshop unique with an oversized fur coat or keep it more classic just like the A-line of this skirt; either way you will be the hottest dog in town.
Banish all thoughts of Joan Collins’ Dynasty era to the back of your mind. When it comes to leopard print think more Kate Moss and Alexa Chung. Though leopard print may have a bit of a femme fatale reputation, the key to nailing the trend is with modern silhouettes and cool touches. The satin fabric of this wrap top ensures it looks elegant and sophisticated. Gucci showed us how the animal print can be paired with other patterns, by laying it over a feminine floral motif; proving that clashing prints are so in this summer. It doesn't have to be kept to your top half either, opting for a smaller or more muted version of leopard print on a trouser or skirt will keep you looking sassy as well as classy.
Confident you’ve conquered accessories? Then put your best foot forward and work the look from head to toe. From ankle boots to classic silk scarves, animal print is gracing all our accessories. Get one step ahead of the competition and earn some real fashion points with snakeskin print. Snakeskin has a uber luxe feel, and as it’s a subtler print than most, it can be clashed with other prints for an edgy, forward-thinking look. It is just as effective paired with black and used as a pop of print to make even the most simple of outfits look super expensive.
Want to get on board with the animal trend but aren’t one for prints? Faux fur ticks the box just as well. This little beauty doubles as a clutch bag and cross body - double win. Simply attach the strap and slip it over your shoulder for day, then come evening carry it by the quirky ring handles that are bang on trend this season. For a more subtle fur look take inspiration from the Mui Mui runway, keeping the fur reserved for the accessories. If you like to make more of a statement opt for coloured furs or a jacket with a more shaggy texture. We guarantee you won’t make any fashion faux paws this season.