Styling the evergreen animal print

Trends come and go, but classics are evergreen. Such are animal prints in fashion, they may be more popular in one year than the other, season after season they reinvent our wardrobes in different ways. Worn since generations from grand parents to parents. They have made to SS20’s runways as well. Presented by brands like Balenciaga with leopard prints in masculine, oversized coat with shoulder pads and Saint Laurent models in cheetah print dresses.

While they look amazing on runways, wearing them in daily lives can be challenging, either the fear to draw too much attention with loud prints or just going wrong in styling them. This week at Infuse as we look at animal prints in fashion. We have got you covered with ways to style those animal print pieces hiding in wardrobes.

Here are some styling tips to ace animal prints:

  1. Let your curves guide you.

Patterns tend to add volume to parts of the that the garment highlighting. Similarly with animal prints, The best way to rock the print is to wear silouettes that accentuate areas of your body, you are confidant drawing attention to. Lastly don’t forget to embrace those beautiful curves.

2. Harmony and Balance

Animal prints are usually statement pieces to the look. Don’t try to blend in more than one animal print into one look. Style them with more neutral and versatile colours like, beige, white, black and you can never for wrong with denim.

3. Colour Pop

Adding some colour to your animal print for the diva in you, is always a great idea. Just combining a vibrant colour like shocking pink or vibrant green would go well, even intense tones of purple or red work well with the print. Avoid over accessorising or adding more than three solid colours to the outfit to avoid going overboard.

4. Accessorise Away

If adding animal print to your outfit, is still not your thing. A snake skin print belt, a lepord print bag or an leapord print scarf is just what your wardrobe needs. Just one element of animal print can make your look classy.  Whatever you choose to wear, don’t forget ‘the streets are your runway’.

By: Kannan Kapadia