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Who doesn’t love a great leopard pump or snakeskin clutch? The good news is that there are so many prints from which to choose, and each fashioned into myriad pieces and silhouettes, your styling options are virtually endless.
Animal prints can be daunting for first-timers, so the simplest way to incorporate the fierce addition into your ensemble is to start with accessories. This oversize python tote is totally over the top, in a totally cool way—plus it’s the perfect weekend getaway bag. For every day, a leopard-print leather tote becomes the essential workbag for your daily commute. Keep a cheetah-print brolly stashed inside for those unexpected rain showers!
$1,200, Patricia Del Castillo
When an occasion calls for a dressier look—and making a great impression—an animal print provides the best fix. Inherently savage, animal prints just need a little taming to convey a touch of sophistication. The high-low hemline of this cheetah-print dress, coupled with the scoop, cutout neckline that dips just below the collarbone does just that. Add a chunky belt to cinch the waist for a classic hourglass silhouette. For a little va-va-voom glamour, opt for the slinkier silhouette of a column maxi dress.
Sometimes girls just want to have fun so dare to be different. But if you’re going to go wild, really go wild. As you become more comfortable with the print you can begin to unleash your creativity. Experiment with unexpected silhouettes, like this silk leopard romper with ruffle sleeve details, pockets and elastic waist. And keep in mind, black isn’t your only color-pairing option—though a natty black blazer makes for a classic and foolproof pairing for this fun one-piece. Accessorize with bright shoes and bags in reds, oranges, pinks—you name it! We especially love these Tagua nut bracelets.
$220, Jane’s Closet