Prints are an important part of a well-balanced wardrobe — but do you find yourself reaching for the same patterns again and again? Shake things up with animal prints. We matched classic patterns with their safari-style equivalents, so you can find the animal print that works best with the rest of your clothes.
Why it Works: Sultry, retro and chic — polka dots and leopard spots share a similar sense of style. Contrast colors compose both prints. Translation: If polka dots play well with your wardrobe, so will leopard print.
What to Wear: We like to think of leopard as a neutral and especially love statement pieces, like this Cremieux short, Calvin Klein dress and Vince Camuto top. But if you’re still uncertain about opting for spots, start small with a fierce shoe or handbag.
Why it Works: We know how it goes: you buy one striped top, and suddenly, your closet is full of them. Switch up your seafaring vibe with safari-inspired zebra print. The stylized stripes deliver the same striking look, plus a little extra attitude.
What to Wear: Like classic stripes, zebra works best on a tee or dress. These Vince Camuto, Kensie and Laura Max designs all feature unexpected pops of color.
Why it Works: Lace and snake may seem like polar opposites, but these tactile treats are actually interchangeable. Wear your favorite clutch and peep-toe pump with a lace blouse one night and a snake-print dress the next.
What to Wear: Don’t be afraid to wear snake as a statement; the print’s small scale has a slimming effect. Try this MICHAEL Michael Kors pant for an edgy look, and this Kensie dress or Chelsea & Theodore skirt for a flowier feel.
Why it Works: If you love floral designs, you’ll fall for feather and peacock prints. Debut a feather-print dress at your next special event for a feminine statement that stands out from the crowd.
What to Wear: When it comes to feather prints, bolder is better. Wear this Buffalo David Bitton dress or Jessica Howard dress just as you would your favorite floral frock. Style this Investments top with skinny jeans.
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Do you like animal prints, or do you prefer to stick to the classics? Tell us in the comments!