So, you’ve done the sensible thing this season and stocked up on check shirts. But if you’re in the mood to trial a new pattern, why not get your paws on some animal-print picks? From a leopard-print faux-fur parka to standout snakeskin-print pants, here are three of our favorite ways to go wild this season...
HOW TO WEAR ANIMAL PRINT
By Lakeisha Goedluck, November 12, 2018
This spring/summer, revere-collar shirts were every street-stylers’ go-to. From striped numbers to ultra-cool Hawaiian-print versions, the '80s favorite brings an instant vintage vibe to any outfit. If you’re down to rock the silhouette for FW18, go for a multi-pattern piece like this one. To tame the mixture of zebra and leopard prints you’ve got going on, go for a pair of dark, block-color pants with a subtle stripe down the side. Pop on a pair of creepers with leopard detailing to up your safari-inspired steez...
Fun fact: the template for the original parka jacket was derived from a style worn by nomadic Caribou Inuit hunters in the far reaches of Canada, and was first made popular in nylon forms in the 1950s. This season, instead of donning a traditional khaki iteration, why not take things up a notch with a leopard-print version? Start off your look with a plain white T-shirt and staple light-wash jeans, and gradually get more adventurous with each layer. A baroque-style shirt will nicely contrast with your coat. Gain extra style points for throwing in a snake-effect belt.
Out of all the animal prints to try out, snakeskin is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Although it’s pretty bold in nature, the print is surprisingly easy to style. Go down the old-school rock star route — think Keith Richards, Mick Jagger et al — and select a pair in a form-fitting cut. On your top half, pick an uncomplicated white shirt to keep the focus on your pants. Then, finish with snake-effect pointed black boots to really nail the retro look.