Animal Print: Patterns, Clothing Types and How to Wear It

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Animal print is not only a recent fashion trend; it has been around since the early 1930s. What’s more, it’s a trend that never fully dies. It may grow or lose in popularity, but it’s always somehow present.

As to this year, we can no doubt talk about an animal print revival. From the classic leopard print coat to zebra patterns and tiger stripes, animal print is here to stay. Animal print is an evergreen trend. That’s why it has been featured on catwalks all around the globe.

If you are an animal print lover, you’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll tell you all about animal print. Wearing an animal print clothing item or accessories will help you feel powerful and sexy. Ready to make the most out of your outfit?

Let’s get started!

What is animal print

In this first chapter, I’ll provide an animal print definition. I’ll also explain what animal print fabric is. And then, I’ll talk about animal print history and origins. 

This way, you’ll have a general understanding of animal print so that we can focus on advanced aspects in subsequent chapters.

What is animal print?

Animal print refers to a clothing and fashion style. What’s more, animal print articles resemble the pattern of the skin and fur of real animals, such as leopards, zebras, and tigers, among others.

Not surprisingly, animal print is also used for making handbags, footwear, and jewelry. Sometimes, it even appears in room decoration. Thus, the uses of animal print are more varied than just clothing items. 

You may well find animal print in decorations, wallpaper, painted surfaces, and more. However, animal print appears mostly used in fake furs that look like animal skin instead of using a real animal coat.  

Besides, animal print is highly versatile; you can wear it all year round. Just make sure it’s appropriate for the setting and location. Generally speaking, animal print calls others’ attention. So, it might not always be convenient.

Anyone can wear animal print to show off their personality. Most women feel attractive and powerful when wearing animal print articles. Not surprisingly, it has a flattering effect. I’ll explain how to make the most of animal print garments later on in this post.

What is animal print fabric?

Animal print fabric refers to any textile in which animal print garments are made. There are lots of common animal print fabrics. Chiffons, satin, velvets, art silk, georgette, lycra, cotton, leather, etc., are commonly used. 

There would be times when it will be necessary to combine several materials to create animal print fabric. Cotton, polyester, and spandex are generally used together. Each fabric has different qualities. So, depending on what result you want to obtain, you’ll need to use one fabric or another. 

Cotton and linen are inexpensive, popular, and versatile, whereas silk is more sophisticated. Polyester is a human-made fabric that’s widely used too. You’ll also find animal prints in materials like leather and lycra. 

History and origins of animal print

Animal print has its origins in primitive men and women who used animal skin to protect themselves against cold and wind. As time went by and with the arrival of civilization, animal print became a symbol of wealth and power. 

Not surprisingly, the chiefs of ancient tribes used to wear animal skins to prove their status. Likewise, during the Middle Ages, Kings and Queens wore skins to show off their power and strength. Back then, it was believed that the animal prints somehow gave them the power of the animal.

Anyway, it wasn’t until the 20th century when animal print became revolutionary and part of the fashion movement. Among the pioneers, it’s worth mentioning the actress Gloria Swanson who started adding exotic skins to her outfit in the 1920s. 

Afterward, during the 1930s, Tarzan the Apeman came to the screen. Its protagonists wore animal print clothing. And, soon after, manufacturers and designers took notice and included animal print garments in their collections.

In the ’40s female revolution marked a turning point in animal print. Women like the actress Bettie Page, who was a liberator pioneer, were an inspiration for animal print. She is famous for dressing up in a leopard print mini dress that made her feel sexy and fashionable.

Then came the decade of the ’50s when Christian Dior and his muse Mitzah Bricard opened a new framework full of sophisticated ideas. Dior’s obsession with leopard print was influenced by his right hand Bircard. It’s believed he relied on her advice to improve outfits by adding or removing accessories and pieces of clothing. 

The 1960s was when animal print became more consolidated. Women like Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and even Queen Elizabeth of England used animal print to portray elegance and sophistication.

The ’60s are also known for the Hippie movement. The Prints were exotic and chic but also elegant and refined. With the ‘70s came the punk rock movement, prints were used as an expression of freedom. Thus, it meant new prints in rebellious colors. It was the time of biker jackets, miniskirts, leopard boots, and jumpsuits, etc. 

Back in the 00’s animal print became a trend that comes and goes repeatedly. Still, it never fades away. These days, it’s more common to find animal prints in faux fur of excellent quality. 

woman wearing faux fur
Source: Zahra Omidi

Currently, you can find animal print in belts, hats, leggings, eyeglasses, clutches, tops, dresses, etc. The list is endless. Just remember not to overdo your outfit, and you’ll be dressed to impress. 

As Dior once said, “if you’re fair and sweet, don’t wear it.” Animal print is not only a fashion trend. It’s here to stay and make women feel powerful and sexy. Men can also wear it if they wish. 


And that’s all for this introductory chapter. Now you know what’s animal print, what’s animal print fabric, and how animal print first appeared in history. Thus, it’s time we move to the next chapter, where I’ll tell you all about animal print patterns.

Animal print patterns

In this chapter, I’ll explain animal print patterns. Not surprisingly, there exist lots of animal print patterns out there. Thus, you’d better learn more about each of them so that you can make the right choice.

Here are the most popular animal print patterns:

Leopard

Leopard is the most popular animal print so far. It became famous in the 1930s, soon after the film Tarzan the Apeman was released. The leopard print is made up of rosette spots. These are thick circles with a lighter center. 

Cheetah

Likewise, cheetah print also became famous thanks to Tarzan the Apeman film in the 1930s. However, this print consists of thick black spots together with small black dots. What I like the most about this pattern is the sensation of sophistication it portrays. 

Cow

The cow pattern first appeared at the AW18 catwalks. It consists of irregular round-back shapes that appear on a white background. However beautiful this animal print is, it is less famous than other patterns, such as leopard or cheetah prints.  

Crocodile

The crocodile print first appeared in the 1800s. This animal print pattern is generally used in accessories like shoes, belts, and bags. It is made up of an irregular graph pattern that resembles crocodile skin. 

Giraffe

The giraffe print consists of rectangular shapes grouped on a tan background. Even though this pattern is not as well-known as the predator ones, it’s no doubt flattering. Not to mention that its natural colors make it easily wearable.

Hyena

smiling woman wearing hyena print
Source: Tofan Teodor

The hyena print is among the rare animal print patterns. It’s got a spotted design. So it may look similar to the cheetah one. Still, the hyena pattern has a characteristic background that is less tan. And the spots are no doubt different from the cheetah ones. 

Jaguar

converse shoes jaguar print
Source: Samia Liamani

The jaguar is another feline animal print. It consists of black rosette spots. That’s to say, thick circles with a lighter center with black spots. Unbelievable as it may seem, the jaguar print was first used by the Mayan civilization. But, it became popular in the 1970s thanks to the Punk Rock movement.  

Peacock

smiling woman looking camera
Source: Meital Anlen

The peacock animal print is among the less known ones. It’s made up of colorful peacock feathers. Though it’s a rare pattern, it’s generally used in certain garments and accessories. 

Snake 

The snake pattern has been in vogue since the early 1900s. This pattern resembles the skin of a snake. It’s widely used in lots of accessories, such as shoes, belts, and bags. 

Tiger

tiger fur
Source: Max van den Oetelaar

The tiger print differs quite a lot from the rest of the feline animal print patterns. It consists of wavy black stripes cluttered with an orange background. It became popular in the 1970s. What’s more, you can find it in several unnatural colors.  

Zebra

The zebra print consists of long black stripes portrayed on a white background. It became widely well-known in the 1970s. It’s got an extremely graphic design with which you wouldn’t get unnoticed. 

Tortoise shell

The tortoise shell is made up of a brown spotted print. This pattern mostly appears in accessories, such as belts, sunglasses, or jewelry. It first appeared in ancient Greece.

woman looking over glasses
Source: Apostolos Vamvouras

And that’s all for animal print patterns. Now, you’re familiar with the most prominent animal print patterns. There may exist others. However, the ones mentioned above are not only standard but the most fashionable ones.

How to wear animal print

In this chapter, I’ll focus on how to wear animal print. Thus, I’ll share some general guidelines or tips. And then, I’ll deal with some dos and don’ts you cannot miss. Finally, to finish off this chapter, I’ll talk about animal print trends for this year.

How to wear animal print 

In this section, I’ll help you with how to wear animal prints. 

Like it or hate it, animal prints can either make you look sophisticated or tawdry. What distinguishes one look from the other is how you combine your clothes. Animal print generally draws attention to the person who wears it. So, you should only wear it if it makes you feel confident.

If you’ve never worn it before, it would be wise to start using animal prints in your accessories. And then, move on to larger pieces as you feel comfortable with the look. Not surprisingly, animal prints emphasize the part of your body where you wear them. So, you’d better wear prints on body parts you’re proud of.

Besides, it’s advisable to keep it simple and don’t wear too many animal print pieces at a time. What’s more, simplicity is key. Thus, if you want to match your clothes with your accessories, remember that 2 or 3 animal print items are great; more might be too much.

Anyway, animal prints can be extremely flattering if worn with style. So, it would be wise to go for tasteful animal prints and of a certain quality. Cheaper materials will fade away sooner.

To show off your animal print garments, you must ensure there’s some harmony. Take into account that animal prints go well with neutral tones. However, some fashionistas also combine them with intense tones. So, it’s up to you.

The more colorful the rest of your clothing items are, the more striking your overall outfit will be. What’s more, accessories can make it or break it. So, think twice before you select your bells and whistles. 

Here are some tips you cannot miss:

  • Wear only one animal print item at a time.
  • Keep the rest of your outfit simple.
  • Wear minimal accessories.
  • Choose classic shapes at first.
  • If you’ve never worn animal print before, start with small pieces or accessories.
  • Select an outfit with which you’ll feel comfortable.

Dos & don’ts

Here are some dos and don’ts as regards animal print:

  • Do pick classic pieces.

Classic pieces don’t go out of style. In other words, they are forever fashionable. Besides, classic pieces will make you look elegant and stylish, and they are easier to combine with other clothing items. 

  • Do wear solid colors.
smiling woman posing
Source: Meritt Thomas

When combined with solid colors, animal prints become the main focus of attention. Thus, it’s a great idea to match animal prints with solid colors. However, if you wear animal prints with other patterns, your outfit could end up looking too cluttered. 

  • Do pick simple and classic accessories.

Not surprisingly, simple and classic accessories also help make animal print the focal point. As you may well already know by now, it’s advisable to keep your look simple—this way, whatever animal print garments you wear will stand out.

  • Don’t mix prints.

It’s advisable not to pair prints with prints. When it comes to animal prints, less is more. If you wear too many animal prints, you’ll run the risk of looking tawdry instead of sophisticated. 

  • Don’t wear prints in body parts you’re trying to camouflage.

It comes as no surprise that animal prints call others’ attention. So, you’d better avoid wearing them in areas you want to camouflage. Some harmony and balance in your outfit are essential. 

Animal print trends for this year 

Unbelievable as it may seem, the animal print is a trend that never dies out. There are times when it’s more present and others when it’s less obvious. This year, the animal print trend is making a return.

After its success in 2018, it seemed the animal print trend wasn’t as prominent as it once was. Still, the comeback of animal print is unquestionable. What’s more, cool animal prints have been recently released.

This year, cow, giraffe, tiger, zebra, and tropical bird patterns are in vogue. There are loads of animal print pieces to choose from. Not to mention that you can wear animal print items during all seasons. Those animal prints that your parents and grandparents once wore are now fashionable again.

So, you shouldn’t underestimate the power of animal prints. They’re present in the catwalks. Names like Balenciaga, Marine Sierre, Tod’s, Bottega Veneta, and Marques’ Almeida are totally in favor of animal prints. 

Animal print is not only present in the catwalks; it also forms part of the streets. Anyone can wear animal prints as long as you select stylish items. Thus, if leopard print isn’t your cup of tea, give it a try and go for other animal print patterns!.


And that’s all for this chapter. Now you know how to wear animal print, it’s time we move on to the next chapter, where I’ll focus on more specific items. Since it’s unquestionable that animal prints are popular in shoes, the next chapter is devoted exclusively to animal print shoes. Read more to ensure you are up to date!

Animal print shoes

In this chapter, I’ll focus on animal print shoes. First, I’ll deal with animal print shoes’ general guidelines. Afterward, I’ll share animal print shoes outfit ideas. So what are you waiting for to learn more about animal print shoes and get the perfect look?

Animal print shoes, especially snake and leopard ones, are easy to combine with almost any attire. You can wear animal print shoes in all seasons. Besides, you can use them for looking casual, dressy, or with a semi-formal outfit.

woman hat animal print boots
Source: Amanda Vick

What I like the most about animal print shoes is that they are somehow timeless. They appear again and again in many winter and summer collections. Thus, investing in a pair of animal print shoes is no doubt worthy.

 In other words, animal print shoes seem to never go out of vogue. Besides, animal print shoes are key to look trendy, sexy, and edgy. So, if you haven’t acquired a pair of animal print shoes yet, this year is a must-have. 

Some people think that wearing a leopard print coat, dress, or pair of pants is too much. However, with animal print shoes, you’ll never have that feeling. They’re just a complement that can completely change your attire without being extremist.

If this wasn’t enough, there exists a lot of variety as regards animal print shoes. You can find snake, cow, giraffe, tiger, cheetah, zebra, and leopard print shoes, to name a few. The most well-known are leopard and snake ones.

Not to mention that you can find summer and winter shoes, sandals, boots, etc. But, of course, what to wear depends on the likes of you. Besides, animal print shoes are generally easy to combine with the rest of your outfit.

You’ll probably have no problems matching your animal print shoes with neutral colors, black or white. Still, how to pair them depends on the rest of your outfit and the animal print shoes in question. You’ll find some of the coolest ideas just below!

Outfit ideas

Here are some animal print shoes outfit ideas:

Animal print sneakers.

Animal print sneakers are not only comfortable but also chic. You can mix them with a pair of jeans or even an informal dress to get a casual and sophisticated look. You can find them in lots of patterns such as leopard, snake or tiger. 

legs animal print sneakers
Source: Ryan Plomp

With animal print sneakers, the possibilities are endless. They’re likely to combine with multiple outfits. Slip-on sneakers are certainly in vogue. So, if you don’t own a pair yet, you should try them on!

What’s more, sneakers are a must-have. You can wear them with almost anything. The only drawback is that when you use them too often, it’s easy for them to get dirty. Well, do not panic! You can machine wash most animal print sneakers without mangling them.

Don’t know how? Check this how to wash sneakers post. There you’ll find everything you need to know to clean your favorite sneakers and prevent the colors from fading.

Animal print sandals.

Likewise, animal print sandals are quite versatile. You can pair them with shorts, a jumpsuit, a miniskirt, and more. It depends on whether your sandals are flat or with heels or wedges.

Flats are more casual than heels. So, depending on formality, you should opt for one option or the other. You can wear animal print sandals in summer and spring. If you are allowed to wear sandals to work, they are a great option. And, they’ll serve you well to meet your friends after work too. 

Animal print mules and clogs.

You can pair your mules and clogs with a shift dress or midi skirt, for instance. You can also wear them with pants or jeans. These kinds of animal print shoes tend to be worn by women who value comfort. 

Still, the fact that your shoes are comfortable doesn’t mean they can’t be chic and trendy. It is for this reason that animal print mules and clogs of any pattern will help you with just that, the fashionable part.

Animal print boots. 

Animal print boots match lots of outfits too. There are loads of types of boots out there. That’s why I’ll talk about them in more detail in chapter 5. Still, it’s worth mentioning that animal print boots can be worn with dresses, jeans, pants, skirts, and much more. 

Animal print ballet flats.

Not surprisingly, animal print ballet flats are a must-have. No matter the pattern, they are extremely comfortable, and you can easily pair them with other animal print accessories. Preferably of the same print, or it could be tricky to combine them with the rest of your outfit.

You can wear animal print ballet flats with jeans and neutral color pants, for instance. Besides, you can also wear them with a pretty dress or a pair of shorts and a top. Since they’re really comfortable, you can wear them with a soft denim tunic too. 

Animal print pumps.

 You can combine animal print pumps with a pair of jeans to get a casual and chic look. Still, you can also wear them with a dress or a skirt if you wish. Animal print pumps will make your footwear the focal point of your attire. 

So, it’s advisable to combine animal print shoes with plain clothes. Besides, you can also wear animal print pumps with a jumpsuit or even a pair of shorts. Pumps will make your look more sophisticated. So, pair them with elegant clothes, and you’ll have a perfect look! 

Animal print loafers.

Animal print loafers can be worn with a blouse and skinny jeans, for instance. Besides, you can also wear them with leggings and a cool top to get a more casual look. They’ll probably match with a midi skirt or dress too.

legs feet wearing loafers
Source: Pesce Huang

There are plenty of possibilities. You can wear animal print loafers with a sweater and pants. You can even wear them with a shirt, trousers and a blazer. Of course, it all depends on the color of your shoes. But, there are multiple options. 

Animal print espadrilles.

You can use animal print espadrilles with a pair of jeans or an informal denim dress. Since these shoes are really comfortable, they generally form part of casual outfits. Still, depending on the shoes, they can even be used to attend semi-formal events.

Espadrilles are more often than not handmade. They tend to be used in the spring and summer months. You can wear them for sightseeing, college or even work – if allowed by your company. You can pair them with a casual dress, a pair of shorts or jeans. Some models can be used with skirts and dresses as well.  


And that’s all for animal print shoes outfit ideas. I hope I’ve given you enough examples as to what to wear with animal print shoes. Anyway, in the next chapter, I’ll talk about animal print boots. So carry on reading to find out more!

Animal print boots

In this chapter, I’ll tell you all about animal print boots. To begin with, I’ll deal with animal print boots in general. After that, I’ll comment on animal print boots outfit ideas. If you’re unsure as to what to wear with your animal print boots, you’re in the right place.

There’s a lot of variety as regards animal print boots. What’s unquestionable is that most animal print boots, no matter the model, are timeless and edgy. So, if you do not want to go unnoticed, animal print boots are a must-have for the winter and fall. 

You’ve got animal print boots with high heels, flats, wedges, lace-up, etc. They can be pointed, rounded, or square in shape. These can vary from one collection to another. But, animal print boots patterns are always present. 

Besides, most animal print boots coordinate well with almost any outfit. You can wear boots with jeans, pants, skirts, shorts, and dresses. Not surprisingly, you might want to pair them with neutral colors such as black or white. Still, depending on the boots model, they might fit with vivid colors too. 

On top of that, most animal print boots will help you to upgrade your everyday outfit. So, if you don’t own a pair yet, it’s high time you research and buy some that match the likes of you. Animal print booties will help you look chic, but they’re also walkable and comfortable.

Not to mention that if you get the focus on your boots, you won’t need to wear outstanding clothes to look in vogue. Just with your boots, you can make a tremendous difference. If you want to cause a lasting impression, you can pair them with faux fur. 

Anyway, let’s have a look at animal print boots outfit ideas!

Outfit ideas

Here you’ll find my favorite animal print boots types together with ideas as to how to combine them. So let’s have a look at it in more detail!

Animal print heeled boots.

As you may well already know, animal print heeled boots are unquestionably sexy. Thus, you can wear them for a night out, dinner, or hang out with your friends. Besides, if your booties are high heels, they’ll help you look more stylish and feminine.

Animal print heeled boots are a classic. You can pair them with jeans, a dress of almost any length, a skirt and blouse, etc. What’s more, if you match them with a bag, you’ll have the perfect fit. Remember, your bag doesn’t need to be animal print. It can be the same color as your boots or in a neutral color too. 

Animal print ankle boots.

Likewise, animal print ankle boots can either be heeled or flat. If they’re flat, they would be ideal for a casual look. So, you could wear them with jeans, leggings or a denim skirt, for instance.

animal print ankle boots
Source: Jordan Nix

However, if your ankle boots are with heels, you can use them with a smart dress, khaki pants, a blouse, or even leather trousers. How to match your animal print ankle booties depends on how casual or elegant you want to appear since they can be worn with multiple outfits. 

Animal print slouch boots.

You can find slouch boots in different materials, such as suede or leather. What’s more, these boots can be heeled or not. And, you can find them in ankle-length, or they could be high boots. The possibilities are endless. 

Animal print slouch boots are unquestionably comfortable and easy to get in. you can style your animal print slouch boots with a midi dress or a skirt. They can also be worn with jeans. And, if they are high boots, you can even match them with a mini skirt or a pair of shorts. 

Animal print knee-high boots.

Similarly, knee-high animal print boots are perfect for when the weather is cold. These boots can either be heeled or not. Flat ones are more comfortable and tend to be worn with casual attire. You can wear them with jeans or a denim skirt, for example.

However, knee-high heeled boots are more feminine and sexy. Thus, a skirt or a dress will help you draw even more attention. If you want to wear animal print knee-high boots, you must know you’ll stand out. So, you’d better be prepared!

Animal print pointy-toe bootie. 

You can match your animal print pointy-toe booties with a monochromatic skirt and a cool top to make your boots stand out. Besides, a skirt and sweater make a great combo too.

These boots can be heeled or not. Not surprisingly, the ones with heels will make you look more elegant. Thus, you can pair them with smarter clothes. Yet, the flat ones are more appropriate for casual wear. 

Animal print Chelsea boots.

Animal print Chelsea boots are no doubt versatile. What’s more, they’re comfortable and easy to slip on. Leopard print Chelsea boots are among women’s favorites. However, there exist animal print Chelsea boots in other patterns such as snake or zebra. You can also find them in lots of colors.

All you have to do is research a bit and buy the ones that best match your preferences and style. You can pair your animal print Chelsea boots with almost any casual attire. Thus, you can wear them with jeans, pants, leggings, informal dresses and skirts, cardigans, shirts, etc.  

Animal print rain boots/waterproof boots.

If where you live it rains a lot, you must get a pair of waterproof boots. And, if they’re animal print ones, you’ll be the most stylish one. This kind of boots tends to be used only when the weather is rainy or to take part in an activity where you need to protect yourself from the water. 

rain boots water
Source: Marjan Blan

You can find them ankle-length or mid-calf. The most widely known animal print rain boots are leopard, snake, and zebra ones. More often than not, these boots have a rubber sole to ensure no water passes to your feet. Waterproof boots are used for everyday casual wear when the weather is terrible.  

Animal print calf hair bootie.

You can find animal print calf hair boots in loads of patterns like giraffe, leopard, cheetah, zebra, tiger, etc. In addition, they can be healed or not. As always, the ones with heels can be used with semi-formal attire. However, those without them are more likely to be used with everyday casual clothes. 

And that’s all for animal print boots. I hope you’re better informed now about what to wear with them. Still, there are loads of animal print garments you may want to wear too. 


In the next chapter, I’ll deal with animal print dresses. So, if you’re a dress lover and want to know more, carry on reading!

Animal print dresses

In this chapter, I’ll explain animal print dresses. First, I’ll provide some animal print dress general information. And then, I’ll share the latest animal print dress outfit ideas. Dresses form part of every woman’s wardrobe. Animal print ones won’t leave you indifferent.

Wearing an animal print dress is a sign of being a true fashionista. Like it or hate it, animal print dresses are a trend that’s everywhere. Year after year, we find these dresses popping up in lots of different silhouettes.

woman wearing dress outside
Source: Hannah Busing

Thus, you are likely to discover an animal print dress type that matches your likes and preferences. The possibilities are endless. There are long animal print dresses, high-low animal print dresses, strapless animal print gowns, animal print minidresses, etc. 

Besides, animal print dresses are present in collections of all seasons. So you can either wear them in the fall, summer, winter or spring. Not to mention that if paired with the right accessories, they can make you stand out from the crowd and call others attention.

Still, animal print dresses might help you be more classy and sophisticated too. It all depends on the type of dress. You can use them for day-to-day office wear or a night out. However, it’s vital you feel comfortable with your outfit. So, do not use striking animal print dresses if that makes you feel unease. 

Anyway, it’s advisable to keep it simple and wear only one animal print piece at a time. This is more important if the garment in question is large, such as in an animal print dress.

However, some women love to be creative and match animal prints with success. So, in the end, it’s up to you. Some love to push beyond their comfort zone, and the result can be amazing.

You can combine your animal print dress with shoes, boots, a leather jacket, and other complements. I’ll help you shine with the coolest outfit ideas below!

Outfit ideas

Here are some animal print dress outfit ideas:

Zebra print dress.

Zebra print is much more versatile than its cousin leopard print. You’ll find a lot of inspiration as regards how to wear it in the runaways. You can take others aback with a floor-length zebra print dress or a halter-neck pleated zebra print dress, for instance.

Besides, since zebra print generally comes in black and white, it’s really easy to combine. For example, you can match a zebra print dress with a black leather jacket, combat boots, and a scarf for a casual look. Yet, you can also dress up with a pair of chic stilettos and a zebra print dress. 

Giraffe print dress.

A giraffe print dress might sound a bit wilder to some of you. However, the giraffe pattern is lovely and you can find it in natural and modern colors. So, why don’t you give it a try?

You can pair a giraffe dress with a pair of boots, sneakers, or shoes. It all depends on how formal or casual your dress is. A giraffe dress in natural colors is perfect for warm weather. You can find it in several models. Just pick the one that matches the likes of you. 

Leopard print dress.

A leopard print dress is a must-have. It’s not only classic but also elegant and sophisticated. Besides, a leopard print dress is somehow timeless. And, it goes well with almost everything. 

woman laying bench dress
Source: Raul De Los Santos

You can dress up a bit a wear your leopard print dress with a pair of heels. Still, you can look more casual and wear it with your favorite sneakers. Not to mention that there exist leopard print dresses for different occasions.

For example, you can wear a belted half-sleeve leopard print dress for a casual event. Yet, you can wear a bodycon leopard print midi dress to feel sexy and powerful for a night out with your friends.  

Tiger print dress.

A tiger animal print dress can be pretty flattering as long as the styling is done properly. It’s one of my favorites since most tiger print dresses are really cool and edgy. If you’re a fashion addict, you know what I’m talking about.

You should pair your tiger print dress with minimal accessories. This way, your tiger dress will be the focus of attention. Besides, you can wear boots, sandals, wedges or shoes, and a chic jacket or coat, depending on the season. 

Cow print dress.

Similarly, cow print is a refreshing alternative to leopard. If you love animal prints, a cow print dress is probably part of your closet. When used in natural colors, a cow print dress is pretty easy to combine with other accessories. 

You can style your outfit with a shoulder bag and a pair of earrings, for instance. Besides, you can use an oversized blazer or cool sunglasses to complete your look. Another complement could be a pair of monochromatic ankle boots. 

Snake print dress. 

Luckily, the leopard print is not the only animal print out there. Snake print is as beautiful as leopard print. What’s more, a snake print dress is a classic. You can style it with lots of different accessories.

Best of all, a snake print dress is appropriate for most casual and semi-formal occasions. Besides, it’s available in several models. If you want to look sophisticated, you can wear it with a pair of pumps. Still, you can also wear such a dress with knee-high boots. 

You should wear minimalistic earrings. You can also match it with a cool belt and a handbag. There are many options to choose from. So, wear your favorite snake print dress whenever you feel like it.

Peacock print dress.

Interestingly, peacock print dresses come in lots of different shapes and colors. You can find elegant and sophisticated pieces, and there are casual peacock print dresses too. Depending on how formal or casual your dress is, you’ll need some complements or others.

Still, it’s worth noticing that the peacock print is quite cluttered on its own. So, I don’t recommend you to pair it with too many accessories apart from your shoes. So, if you want to wear jewels, the simplest, the better. 

Turtle print dress.

Likewise, turtle print dresses are not as common as leopard or snake ones. Still, as it happens with peacock print, they are more personal and striking than their more well-known animal print counterparts.

If you happen to wear a turtle print dress, wear it with elegance and select complements that let your dress be the focus of attention. Turtle print differs from one dress to another. Depending on how big the pattern is, you’d better match it with simple accessories. 

Lizard print dress.

The lizard animal print will help you to add a somehow more exotic look to your wardrobe. What’s more, a lizard print dress can be worn to the office or for a night out. As long as your lizard print dress is long sleeve and knee-length, it will be appropriate for many settings.

I advise you to style it with solid-color accessories. For example, you can wear it with sandals, a leather bag or simple heels. Make sure your attire is balanced, and you’ll be safe. Reptile prints are not only fashionable but also elegant. Besides, they won’t probably go away shortly. 


And that’s all for animal print dresses. I hope you’ve found this chapter interesting. Follow my advice, and you’ll succeed. You can wear an animal print dress for everyday wear or more formal events. Accessorizing them right is the key!

In the next chapter, I’ll talk about animal print tops. They’re easier to combine since they’re not as large as a dress. So keep on reading to find out more!

Animal print tops

In this chapter, I’ll comment on animal print tops. Animal print tops are perfectly appropriate for most of the year. No matter whether it’s winter or summer, you can always wear them.

Once I’ve given you some general information about animal print tops, and why you should wear them, I’ll show you how to combine them with the rest of your attire. So, let’s get into the nitty-gritty without further delay.

Animal print tops can make any outfit look fresh and trendy. So, you shouldn’t underestimate their power. Whatever the pattern, zebra, tiger, leopard, cheetah, crocodile, giraffe, snake, or cow, animal print tops will make you look chic and trendy in the eyes of others.

Most women already have their favorite patterns in their closets. However, others need some ideas as to how to wear them. Do not panic! I’ll provide some animal print top outfit ideas below.

For the time being, it’s worth noticing that there exist animal print tops for each and every women’s likes. You can find them in t-shirts, blouses, tops, sweatshirts, jerseys, and more. Go shopping and get your favorite!

Animal print topwear is definitely flexible and versatile. You can combine your tops with jeans, skirts, pants, or you can even mix two prints together. So, honestly, it’s up to you provided that you look stylish.

Besides, you can wear animal print tops during the daytime or to go out at night. It’s hard to know someone who doesn’t own at least one animal print piece. Tops are the easiest garment to pair with. The possibilities are endless. You can either dress up or down with your accessories and the rest of your attire. 

Let’s have a look at some animal print tops outfit ideas!

Outfit ideas

Here are some animal print tops outfit ideas that won’t leave you indifferent!

Animal print blouse. 

Animal print blouses are tremendously functional. No matter the pattern you choose, you’d be able to bring a bit of glamour to your outfit. Besides, you can wear an animal print blouse both during the daytime and in the evening. 

Not surprisingly, the right accessories and layers are critical for this transition. You can pair your animal print blouses with a denim skirt or skinny jeans, black leggings, a leather skirt, or pants. Of course, a denim or leather jacket is perfect too.  

Animal print t-shirt. 

An animal print t-shirt is a lot more informal than an animal print blouse. Thus, you can wear it with leggings, jeans, or sneakers, to name a few. But you can also combine your animal print t-shirt with shorts or a mini skirt. 

Since animal print t-shirts are tremendously versatile. You can dress up or down if you wish. For instance, you pair your t-shirt with pants, a pair of heels, and a blazer, and you’ll be ready for a semi-formal event. But, if you mix your t-shirt with jeans and sneakers, your attire will be more casual. 

Animal print sweatshirt.

An animal print sweatshirt will add a bit of flair to your outfit. Considering that a sweatshirt is a piece of clothing that’s relatively informal, any animal print pattern will make you look more stylish. 

You don’t necessarily have to match your animal print sweatshirt with tracksuit trousers or sports clothes. You can also wear it with jeans, leggings, or even a pair of shorts. An animal print sweatshirt is not appropriate for formal wear. Yet, for casual everyday wear is more than welcome. 

Animal print v-neck top.

No matter whether your top is v-neck, square neck, ruffle sleeve, or high neck. An animal print top in neutral colors is perfect for daytime wear. You can pair it with cool jeans or chic pants and leave others speechless.

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Source: Ana Itonishvili

What’s more, you can wear your animal print tops to the office with a blazer or to dinner out with a leather jacket. Animal print tops come in different forms and hues. But, it’s generally easy to match them with your bottom wear. 

Animal print jersey top.

Similarly, an animal print jersey top is perfect for when the weather is cold. More often than not, jerseys are close-fitting and with long sleeves. Thus, you can wear them with jeans, pants, skirts, and shorts.

The key is to pair your animal print jersey top with a bottom that doesn’t stand out. This way, all the attention would be for your super cool animal print jersey. Preferably, pair your animal print jersey with neutral colors.

Animal print wrap top.

Animal print wrap tops are not only comfortable but stylish. You can wear them with high-waisted denim jeans or with a skirt. What’s more, classic white or black jeans are a great option too.

You can also wear your animal print wrap top with a jacket. And, if your top is too revealing, you should wear a neutral tank top underneath. This way, you’ll be able to use your animal print wrap top for going to the office if you wish. 

Animal print tunic top.

Animal print tunic tops are incredibly flattering, no matter your body shape.  Not to mention that tunics are a must-have for warmer months. You can wear your animal print tunic top with shorts, for instance.

Yet, you may also want to combine your cool animal print tunic top with a pair of skinny jeans. And, it’s also a great idea to wear your tunic top with a belt and a big necklace to create a lasting impression. 

Animal print zip-detail top.

An animal print zip-detail top is ideal for everyday use. You’ll probably have to choose from sleeveless or long-sleeved tops. The former should be paired with a blazer in a formal setting. Whereas you can go without much on provided your animal print zip-detail top has sleeves. 

Anyway, these tops tend to be used for casual wear. Thus, you can pair them with jeans, a denim skirt, shorts, a miniskirt, a leather skirt, or even leather leggings. What to wear on your bottom will depend on the animal print pattern of your top and its color. 

 Animal print off-the-shoulder top/blouse.

An off-the-shoulder top or blouse is unquestionably sexy, so it’s not appropriate as office wear. Still, you might want to be dressed in an animal print off-the-shoulder top for a date, dinner out, hang out with your friends, etc.

These kinds of tops are casual and very trendy. Most women already have one in their closet. You can wear them with a skirt, jeans, shorts, a denim or leather jacket, etc.  


And that’s all for animal print tops. In the next chapter, I’ll tell you all about animal print shirts. So, if you’re an animal print trend lover, you should carry on reading to find out more.

Animal print shirts

In this chapter, I’ll tell you all about animal print shirts. First, I’ll talk about animal print shirts in general. I’ll explain why they’re so easy to match and mix. And then, I’ll provide some animal print shirt outfit ideas.

From timeless leopard print to edgy tiger or snakeskin, animal print shirts can be worn all throughout the year. What’s more, you can pair them with denim cutoffs for a casual look or with pants or a formal skirt to look elegant and sophisticated.

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Source: Ashley Byrd

Unbelievable as it may seem, many women also treat animal print shirts as neutrals. Thus, they pair them with other animal print patterns, such as a leopard shirt with a zebra skirt and snake boots.

If the above-mentioned is too much for you, do not panic. You can use your animal print shirt with neutral garments. For example, you can combine an animal print shirt with high-waisted jeans, a faux leather skirt or pants, black leggings, a denim skirt, etc. 

Besides, you can wear your animal print shirt for going to the office, after work and during the weekend. Whatever animal print pattern is your favorite, you’ll be able to match your animal print shirt with many pieces of clothing.

And, you can use them for the transition between workday daytime and an evening with friends. For instance, you can change from a denim to a leather jacket and add some cool accessories. This will allow you to turn some heads easily. 

Not to mention that you can dress up a bit with a pair of heels or look more casual if you happen to wear flats. Animal print shirts are tremendously stylish. If paired with the right clothes, shoes, and accessories, you’ll be dress to impress!

Love animal print shirts, but have no idea as to how to wear them? Carry on reading. I’m about to share the coolest animal print shirt outfit ideas just below!

Outfit ideas

Here you’ll find some animal print shirt outfit ideas:

Animal print long sleeve shirt.

Whatever the pattern you fancy, you can wear your animal print shirt with skinny jeans and a belt. If your jeans are high-waisted, wear your shirt tucked, and you’ll look more dress-up. Still, you may also want to tie it up to look more casual.

Besides, you can wear your animal print shirt with a skirt or a pair of shorts and tights. Make sure your animal print shirt is the focus of attention and balance your accessories. For work, you can wear your shirt with a chic blazer.

Animal print short sleeve shirt. 

Similarly, an animal print short sleeve shirt has many possible combinations. Although it’s preferable for warm weather, a short sleeve animal print shirt is not appropriate for formal settings.

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Source: David Utt

However, if worn with a pencil skirt and a blazer, you’ll be safe to wear your shirt to the office. Of course, it also depends on your company’s dress code. Anyway, for casual events, you can use your animal print shirt with jeans, skirts, shorts, a faux leather jacket, and much more. 

Animal print curved collar shirt.

Not surprisingly, a curved collar shirt is more formal than collarless ones. Pick one that suits you, and you won’t leave others indifferent. You can wear your animal print curved collar shirt with a skirt or pants and a blazer. This combo is ideal for going to the office and look professional.

Yet, if you want to appear less formal, you can pair your shirt with jeans. And, if you wear heels, you’ll look chic and elegant. However, not everyone can spend the whole day wearing heels. So, a pair of matching flats will also work well. 

Animal print oversized shirt.

An animal print oversized shirt is better paired with a belt in a neutral color. For the winter and fall, you can also wear black leggings or tights. Still, for the spring, just your oversized shirt and a belt will do, provided that your shirt is long enough.

You can even wear shorts underneath to ensure you don’t unexpectedly show too much of your body. If your oversized shirt is not that long, you can wear it with jeans and look more casual. Sneakers, sandals, ballerina flats, or even ankle boots are great too. 

Animal print sleeveless shirt.

Sleeveless shirts are not just for men. There are beautifully designed sleeveless shirts for women that can make you look feminine and stylish. For example, animal print sleeveless shirts can be worn with shorts, a skater skirt, skinny jeans, pants, high-waisted jeans, a mini skirt, etc. 

Animal print sleeveless shirts are unquestionably eye-catching. It’s crucial you pair them with neutral colors to get a sophisticated look. Sleeveless shirts are more widely used for casual wear. You can wear them untucked or tied up if you wish. 

Mixed animal print shirt.

Mixed animal print shirts are a bit more complicated to mix and match since they already have two prints on them. But, mixed animal print shirts are fashionable and chic. The key is to know how to wear them.

In this case, it’s mandatory to pair your mixed animal print shirt with neutral colors. A mixed animal print shirt is too edgy on its own to add more prints to the outfit. So, wear it with jeans or black and white trousers and skirts. 


Well, that’s all for animal print shirts. Now you know how flexible they are and how to combine them best to cause a lasting impression and turn some heads. Ready to move on? 

Carry on reading! In the next chapter, I’ll deal with animal print skirts.

Animal print skirts

In this chapter, I’ll cover animal print skirts. First, I’ll start by providing some general information. And then, I’ll share some animal print skirt outfit ideas.

Animal print skirts come in lots of different shapes, lengths, and patterns. Of course, the leopard print skirt has become a wardrobe staple. Still, there are animal print skirts in other patterns that are trendy and stylish as well.

There are lots of styling options to choose from depending on your skirt’s pattern and colors. More often than not, you’ll be able to pair your animal print skirt with a white tee or a black tank top.

To play safe, a pair of sneakers, ankle boots, or sandals in neutral colors will do wonders too. Still, you may want to add a pop of color at times, such as a bit of red on your lips, for instance. 

Another accessory you can play with is your handbag. Again, this should match your outfit, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be of a neutral color. Or even your belt. Some women love to wear belts with skirts. And, it’s a great chance to be a bit edgy. 

However, I advise you to draw attention to your skirt and keep it simple. A basic sweater or a denim jacket would do wonders for your look. A leather jacket will give you an elevated casual look for a night out. 

You can also wear animal print skirts with heels and a coat to look elegant for an important event. Animal print skirts are generally appropriate for work unless they’re too revealing or short. 

What I like the most about animal print skirts is that you can either wear them to look casual and chic or fashionable and sophisticated. You can also wear your animal print skirt with an oversized blazer in a neutral color, such as black or white. 

Outfit ideas

Have a look at the animal print skirt outfit ideas below, and you’ll be dress to impress!

Animal print midi skirt.

Animal print midi skirts are extremely popular as well as functional. You can either wear them with a vintage tee for a casual look or elevate your outfit with heels. What’s more, these skirts are appropriate for most settings and events.

So, if you don’t have one yet, you should get one in your favorite animal print pattern. Not only leopard print skirts are easy to match and mix, but zebra or tiger ones are also pretty handy too.

You can wear your animal print midi skirt with a tucked-in sweater, a knotted tee, matching flats, sandals, a cami top, or a blouse, to name a few. As to colors, make sure they are from the same color palette as your skirt or at least match with it.  

Animal print pencil skirt.

Interestingly, animal print pencil skirts can be both eye-catching and classic. Thus, you can wear them as part of a cocktail party outfit or to look casual and relaxed. Besides, you can pair them with neutral colors to look elegant.

But, you can also combine them with bright-colored items to get a unique look. It depends on how adventurous you feel. What’s more, you can wear your animal print pencil skirt with a sweater, blouse or t-shirt. 

Besides, you can wear a denim or leather jacket, pumps, ankle strap high-heels, a leather belt, platform shoes, etc. The possibilities are quite varied. Just pick a combo with which you feel comfortable. 

Animal print maxi skirt.

Maxi skirts look well on all body shapes. Not to mention that when worn with heels, they are tremendously flattering and make you look taller. So, if you’re petite like me, they are perfect for you.

Animal print maxi skirts are large items of clothing. So, it’s vital you match them with neutrals and keep accessories at a minimum. You can wear them with heeled boots, pumps, a blouse, a top, a sweater, etc. 

Animal print pleated skirt.

A pleated animal print skirt is one of the hottest trends for the summer. Though you can style it differently and wear it any season you like. You can pair it with a t-shirt, sandals, or slides for warmer months.

But, you can also wear it with a cozy knit sweater and ankle booties or knee-high boots to protect yourself from the cold. Besides, you can combine your animal print pleated skirt with pumps, a cool belt, and a bag. 

Since you’d like your skirt to be the center of attention, you should wear minimal accessories. Simple earrings and a statement bag will do. Still, if you feel funkier, you can add a chic belt, a necklace, and boots to look more casual. 

Animal print mini skirt.

Not surprisingly, you can wear your animal print mini skirt with opaque tights for the winter and fall. Yet, for the summer and spring, you’ll prefer to show your legs. Thus, you could dress in your mini skirt and a long blazer, and a bodysuit, for instance. 

Lace-up sandals and a black big bag will help you elevate the look. But, if you want to appear more casual, you can also wear your animal print mini skirt with an oversized white t-shirt and sneakers.

With pumps and a leather bag, you’ll probably look fabulous too. Not to mention that if you match your animal print mini skirt with a white blazer, a cool belt, and a printed t-shirt, you’ll be able to turn some heads. 

Animal print mini skirts are absolutely versatile. Wear yours with different complements to create several outfits. Feel confident and edgy while wearing it, and you’ll succeed. 

Animal print high-waisted skirt.

Animal print high-waisted skirts look best with blouses or tops tucked-in. These skirts are tremendously flattering since they create the illusion of a thinner waist. You can pair your skirt with a tank top or a soft blouse in solid neutral colors.

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Source: Jose Martinez

You can also mix prints if you feel like it. Besides, you’ll have to select appropriate footwear considering your skirt’s length and colors. Generally, you’ll look great in pumps, heeled boots, or sandals. 

On top of that, you could also wear a leather belt to help cinch your waist. And, of course, if you add a blazer or cardigan, you’ll completely change your outfit. Not to mention that a leather jacket will make you look edgier and extravagant.  

Animal print high-low skirt.

High-low skirts are not only sexy, but they’re also voguish. If you don’t own one yet, you should get yours; the sooner, the better. What’s more, if your high-low skirt is animal print, you won’t leave others indifferent with your outfit.

You can wear your animal print high-low skirt with a black tank top and lace-up high-heel sandals. A white bandeau crop top and peep-toe pumps will also make you look fantastic.

Anyway, if you want to use your skirt for everyday wear, it’s advisable to keep it simple. So, match your animal print high-low skirt with a tucked-in t-shirt. You can also add a leather jacket, a scarf, and black heeled boots.


Well, that’s all for animal print skirts. Now you know there exist animal print skirts for many occasions. Find the one that best suits your likes and make sure you feel comfy wearing it. 

Want to know more about animal print? Carry on reading! In the next chapter, I’ll deal with animal print handbags.

Animal print handbags

In this chapter, I’ll help you style your animal print handbags so that you can add interest to your outfits. I’ll share some general guidelines first. And afterward, I’ll focus on the latest animal print handbag outfit ideas.

From crossbody bags to handles, animal print handbags are a must-have accessory. Still, you must consider the print to decide what to pair your handbag with. For instance, paired with basic colors like blue jeans and a white blouse, your animal print handbag will unquestionably elevate the look.

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Source: Irene Kredenets

Besides, you can wear your animal print bag on most occasions. Unless you go to a funeral, you’ll be pretty safe to wear your animal print handbag. For example, an animal print clutch is ideal for going out at night, whereas a crossbody handbag is best for sightseeing in your vacations. 

Unsurprisingly, it’s advisable to keep the rest of your outfit simple. This way, your handbag will stand out more. You can wear your animal print handbag with skinny jeans, a white shirt, and lace-up booties. You’ll look awesome!

What’s more, you can use your animal print handbag for special occasions too. Wear your bag with a sheath dress and a pair of pumps, and you’ll get a refined and sophisticated look. 

Outfit ideas

Here are some animal print handbag outfit ideas:

Leopard print handbag.

You can wear your leopard print crossbody bag with a pair of shorts, a white top, and black leather heeled sandals for a casual look. Yet, if you want to wear your bag for an elegant event, you should dress in a black dress and suede pumps so that your leopard print handbag stands out. 

Besides, you can wear your leopard handbag with jeans, boots, and a long-sleeved shirt for daytime wear. And, if what you want is a relaxed ensemble, pair your leopard handbag with slip-on sneakers and a cool blazer. 

A leopard print clutch will help you look refined, and it’s extremely practical. You can wear it with semi-formal clothes for a business dinner, for instance. You can take it with you as an accessory that pops but doesn’t clutter your appearance. 

Zebra print handbag.

A zebra print handbag is a cool accessory with its sexy stripes. What’s more, if you want to look sexy, you can wear your zebra print bag with a pair of pumps in a bright shade, such as red. This combo works best if you keep the rest of your outfit simple. 

Even though there exist zebra print bags in extravagant colors, I advise you to get yours in the natural state of black and white. This way, you’ll be able to wear it with more outfits. Neutral colors are easier to mix and match, and animal print is edgy enough on its own. 

Snake print handbag.

Snakeskin handbags can be worn with multiple outfits. Whether they use synthetic or natural skin, they’ll help you elevate your look and feel glamorous. It’s not only the snakeskin pattern but also the texture what makes these handbags so unique.

Faux leather ones come in different types. And, they are perfect for all seasons. You can style your snakeskin handbag with a pair of jeans, an oversized sweater, and ankle booties, for instance. 

If you want to wear snakeskin handbags like a pro, you can even pair them with a different pattern to accentuate the difference. Some snakeskin handbags come with a pop of color. These are perfect for a night out with your friends. 

Tiger print handbag. 

Feline stripes are among the coolest. Thus, a tiger print handbag is essential to turn some heads. This is because tiger print has an eye-catching effect. Besides, you can find tiger print handbags in several shapes, such as a clutch, crossbody bag, purse, shoulder bag, etc.

If you wear it with neutrals, you can use your tiger bag for everyday wear. Keep it simple, and let your tiger print handbag be the focal point. For example, you can pair it with jeans, a white shirt, and boots or with a sheath dress. Whatever the outfit, your tiger print bag will help you look sophisticated. 

Multi safari handbag/clutch.

If you can’t make up your mind about what animal print pattern is your favorite, you can opt for a handbag that combines several animal prints. Such a work of art can be used both as a day and night accessory. 

What’s more, multisafari bags combine several patterns and colors. So, they are easier to mix and match. Don’t be afraid to use your bag as if it were a neutral. Besides, a multisafari bag adds a bit of glamour to your outfit. Let it shine, and you’ll be dress to impress. 

Leather animal print handbag. 

Leather bags are more durable than faux leather handbags. Still, you need to take special care and protect them from unwanted stains. You can create an awesome combo if you wear your leather bag with faux leather pants or matching shoes.

Not surprisingly, you can also wear your leather bag with a more casual outfit. Thus, you can wear a leather handbag, a pair of jeans, flats, a sweater, and a cool watch. Yet, when worn with a smart dress and a pair of pumps, your leather bag will help you look elegant and sophisticated.


And, that’s all for animal print handbags. As you may well already know by now, there exist animal print handbags of different shapes, patterns, and materials. Just select one that matches your likes, and wear it with multiple outfits.

In the next chapter, I’ll talk about animal print accessories. Keep on reading to find out more!

Animal print accessories

In this chapter, I’ll comment on animal print accessories. Many are the ones who want to wear animal print but feel intimidated at first. Well, animal print accessories are perfect to start. They’ll quickly improve your overall appearance.

First, I’ll provide some general information as regards animal print accessories. And then, I’ll focus on specific animal print accessories and tell you how to wear them best. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty! 

Animal print accessories can add a trendy vibe to your regular outfits. If you match clothes in neutral colors with animal print accessories, you’ll be able to keep your look playful but sophisticated. 

Besides, animal print accessories such as bags, shoes, and belts are ideal for those who are initiating themselves in the animal print world. What’s more, thanks to animal print accessories, you’ll be able to elevate your look from casual to classy.

There exist accessories like a snakeskin belt, a zebra pashmina, leopard sunglasses, heeled zebra mules, tiger heels, leopard sneakers, or a giraffe wallet that won’t leave others indifferent.

Thus, if you aren’t ready to introduce large animal print garments into your everyday wear but love this trend, why don’t you start with accessories first? You’ll have time, later on, to wear larger pieces as you feel more comfy wearing animal prints. 

Besides, accessories can be worn with matching animal print patterns. For example, you can wear a leopard print bag with leopard print pumps. Just be careful and avoid overdoing your look. 

Outfit ideas

You’ll find some animal print accessories outfit ideas below: 

Animal print sunglasses.

When buying animal print sunglasses, search for a style you feel comfortable with. There exist zebra, leopard, and tiger sunglasses, to name a few. It’s crucial you choose sunglasses that fit your skin complexion and work well with your face shape. 

There are lots of ways to style your animal print sunglasses. The easiest one is to wear them with matching animal print accessories, such as handbags or necklaces. You can also wear them with a white t-shirt, jeans and a pair of pumps. Another idea is to wear them with a pair of shorts and a matching animal print swimsuit. 

Animal print belt.

There are one thousand reasons to get an animal print belt. Yet, the most obvious one is that you can wear it with almost any outfit. That’s to say; you can wear your animal print belt with jeans, trousers, and shorts.

You can also match your animal print belt with a blouse or even a leather jacket. It’ll look amazing with a dress or a skirt and a pair of strap flats. You can also elevate your outfit with an animal print belt and a pair of cool pumps.

Well, to be honest, you can even make it work with sneakers, shorts, and an off-the-shoulder top provided that you want to look casual. The possibilities are endless since animal print belts are quite a lot versatile. 

Animal print purse.

Not surprisingly, an animal print purse can help you liven up your overall appearance. You must consider the print and the occasion, but generally, you’ll look fantastic with an animal print purse as an accessory.

There are those who prefer to combine animal prints with neutrals. So, you can perfectly wear your animal print purse with a dress, t-shirt, skirt, blouse, or jeans in neutral colors. 

Still, if you want to turn some heads, you can also match your animal print purse with a pair of bright-colored pumps, for instance. It’s up to you. But, we advise you to wear your purse with outfits and accessories you feel comfortable with. 

Animal print hat.

Animal print hats can make you look casual but chic. Thus, you can wear yours with jeans, suede boots, and a sweater. Another option could be to pair your hat with dark-colored sunglasses.

You’ll have to choose the rest of the outfit so that it matches the pattern of your hat. You can find tiger, leopard, zebra, cow, and cheetah hats, to name a few. Some women love to wear their hats with matching garments.

For example, you can wear a leopard animal print hat with leopard print leggings or a leopard print skirt. And then, the rest of your outfit should be in a neutral color, such as black.

Animal print jewelry.

Interestingly, animal print jewelry won’t leave others indifferent. You can find earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc., in animal print patterns. What’s more, you can wear an animal print necklace with matching earrings, for instance. 

Another option is to combine animal print jewelry with animal print garments. For example, you can wear animal print earrings and a matching skirt or boots. You can even combine two animal print patterns if you wish, such as snake earrings and a leopard skirt. 

Animal print bag.

Animal print handbags are a must-have. Yet, you should get yours of good quality. As you may well already know, animal print handbags are a classic. Thus, it’s appropriate to wear them for almost any occasion, and they’re easy to combine.

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Source: Kevin Grieve

For example, you could opt for a saffiano leather handbag instead of buying a faux leather one. The former is known for its high quality. Not to mention that these bags are more durable, practical, and easier to wipe clean. What makes this leather special is that it’s highly scratch resistant, and it’s easy to remove stains. 

Animal print scarf. 

An animal print scarf is mandatory during the winter and fall. However, you can wear it in other seasons too, as you can see in the picture below. There are animal print scarfs in different patterns. But, leopard and zebra are the most widely used.

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Source: Jonathan Petit

An animal print scarf can be worn with garments in neutral colors so that it stands out and becomes the focus of attention. Still, you can also wear two prints together. For example, some women match a skirt with zebra stripes with a leopard print scarf.


And that’s all for animal print accessories. Now you know there exist lots of different ways to mix and match animal print. Accessories are smaller and easier to wear at first or together with other or matching patterns.

In the next chapter, I’ll talk about animal print coats. Carry on reading to ensure you’re well-informed before buying your next coat!

Animal print coats

Lastly, I’ll talk about animal print coats. In this chapter, I’ll share a few general details as regards animal print coats. And then, I’ll provide some animal print coats outfit ideas.

Thanks to muses like Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, and Kim Kadarshian, animal print coats have become a staple in our wardrobes. They seem to never go out of fashion. This is due to the fact that no matter what you wear them with, you always look glamorous and sophisticated. 

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Source: Philipp Arlt

You can pair your animal print coat with jeans and a t-shirt, a cool LBD, skinny black jeans, leather pants, an oversized sweater, killer boots, pumps, lace-up boots, sneakers, etc., and you’ll look amazing. 

Animal print coats are a timeless trend. You can wear your animal print coat with contrasting colors so that you stand out from the crowd. But, you can also keep it simple and wear your animal print coat with monochromatic colors. It’s up to you and how much attention you want to draw.

What’s more, you can use your animal print coat to elevate a casual combo of jeans, a sweater, and boots. But, you can also use it for going to the office. And, it’s even appropriate for a night out. Animal print coats are incredibly versatile.

There are loads of patterns to choose from. Of course, you can go for the typical leopard print. But, there also exist fabulous animal print coats in patterns like zebra, cheetah, giraffe, etc. 

Not to mention that you can find them both in animal skin and faux fur. Yet, these days it’s more common to get faux fur since it’s cheaper, and you avoid having to kill animals to get a pretty coat. 

Let’s have a look at some outfit ideas!

Outfit ideas

Here are the trendiest animal print coat outfit ideas to get you started this fall and winter:

Animal print fur coat.

Animal print fur coats form part of fashion’s most enduring trend. This year, we’ve been covered in animal prints, and this tendency isn’t going to fade away. So, you’d better get an animal print coat; the sooner, the better.

Interestingly, animal print fur coats speak on their own. So, it’s advisable to keep it simple and let them shine. Still, you can match them with other prints or bright colors if you wish. 

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Source: Pratik Gupta

For example, you can wear your animal print fur coat with indigo jeans and a white t-shirt. You can also wear your coat with a sexy dress or a leather skirt. Most animal print coats also combine with white jeans and a dark blouse. 

Besides, you can use either boots or pumps and still look elegant. Leggings and a big black bag together with your animal print coat are a great combo too. There are lots of possibilities. Most animal print coats can be worn with formal and casual wear.

Animal print leather coat. 

Likewise, animal print leather coats are a must-have. You can find a leather coat with an animal print collar or a leather coat with animal print fur on the inside. Still, there are full leather animal print coats like the one in the photo below.  

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Source: Jonathan Servais

There exist coats that combine leather sleeves with an animal print body. This combination is amazing. What’s more, you can even find reversible coats. The latter is formed by leather on one side and animal print on the other.

Yet, if the coat is leather animal print, the most common option is that it emulates snakeskin. These coats are highly functional, and they never go out of fashion. 

Animal print faux fur coat. 

An animal print faux fur coat is not only affordable but also chic. These days, faux fur coats are preferred instead of real animal skin ones. You can wear yours with polished shoes, a classic handbag, and jeans. 

Another option is to wear skinny jeans, a blouse, and boots underneath. Besides, you can also dress in contrasting prints, such as zebra jeans and a leopard animal print faux fur coat.

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Source: Elaine Rystead

Interestingly, you can even wear your animal print coat with sneakers and look fabulous. A skirt, a dress, or shorts are common options since animal print coats are quite warm. 

Animal print wool coat. 

Animal print wool coats are extremely comfy and warm. They might be a bit more expensive than other coats, but they’re worth the effort if where you live temperatures are low. 

You can wear your animal print coat with a basic tee, boyfriend jeans, boots, and a scarf. Besides, you can combine your coat with a warm sweater, trousers, and sneakers and still look chic, thanks to your animal print wool coat.

Another option is to pair your wool coat with a sweater dress and boots. Wool coats are timeless outwear. So, do not hesitate to get yours if you don’t already have one in your closet. 

If there’s any, the only downside is that these coats are not as resistant as other materials against water. So, you’d better not use them when there’s a torrential downpour. 

Leopard print coat.

A leopard print coat is a classic. What’s more, it’s the most popular animal print pattern. You can wear yours with jeans and a tee, an LBD, trousers and a sweater, etc., and you’ll look fabulous.

You can also add a pop of color and pair your leopard animal print coat with a vibrant shift dress. Another outfit idea is to wear your leopard coat with a denim shirt, black trousers, and pumps.

On top of that, you can wear your leopard print coat with other prints or animal print patterns. Yet, such a combination is quite a lot striking. So, if you dress like this, you should know you’ll turn some heads. 

Cheetah print coat.

Likewise, cheetah print coats can be worn with bright colors. Yet, you can wear them with neutral tones too. It’s up to you and how much you want to stand out. Pair your cheetah print coat with boyfriend jeans, a black turtleneck knit, and mule loafers for everyday wear.

Another option is to dress in a chic LBD, pumps, and a cheetah print coat. You can also wear your coat with skinny jeans and matching sneakers. A dress in bright colors such as red will look awesome under your cheetah print coat. 

Snakeskin print coat.

A snakeskin coat will help you to stand out since its texture design draws the eye. Thus, it’s advisable to wear your snakeskin coat with neutrals underneath. For example, you can wear black trousers and a white blouse. 

You can also wear a black sweater dress and a snakeskin coat. This combo will allow you to look casual but sophisticated. You can use your snakeskin coat both for everyday wear and for events at the weekend.

Oversized animal print coat.

Oversized coats are genuinely in vogue this year. Depending on the print, you can wear yours with jeans or dark trousers, a sweater and a pair of boots. Besides, you can wear your oversized animal print coat with a blouse, trousers, and flats.

woman wearing faux fur coat
Source: Nate Johnston

If you’re like me and love wearing shorts in winter, you can wear them with dark-colored tights and a cool top together with your oversized coat. Not surprisingly, these coats are more widely used as part of casual wear. Thus, you can wear them with jeans, sneakers and even a sweatshirt.

Conclusion

Animal print is not only a recent tendency, but it has become a classic. Most women have at least one animal print garment on their closets. What’s more, many women have their wardrobes full of animal print items.

These days animal print is treated like a classic. Besides, there are plenty of ways to style animal prints with the rest of your outfit. So, you just need to make up your mind and decide what animal print piece you’re going to wear.

In this post, I’ve covered animal print basics, and I’ve also provided some advanced information. I hope it’s been helpful for you. Now you’re aware of the importance of animal print, and you’ve had access to lots of animal print outfit ideas. So, you’re ready to select your outfit and turn some heads.

Now, I’d like to hear from you:

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