If you’re wondering whether animal print is still wearable in warmer weather, the answer is absolutely.
While florals are often synonymous with summer, their lesser-worn sister can work just as well. In fact, tiger, leopard, cow and zebra prints can be both feminine and add some edge to our spring wardrobes for a less predictable look.
Despite appearing difficult to style, it’s easy when you know how. The common rule when it comes to wearing animal print is to wear it as you would any other neutral. We also love mixing and matching animal prints, wearing one print head-to-toe or adding unexpected pops of animal print to a look, whether that’s a handbag, neck scarf or a pair of shoes.
Still unsure of how to wear it this summer? Look no further than some of our favourite influencers, who show us how to make the prints less Kat Slater and more Marilyn Monroe. Plus, we’ve found some of the most wearable animal print pieces you can buy right now.
Sara Waiste could make anything look chic. The influencer’s ultra-stylish take on animal print sees her clashing a salmon pink tiger print blouse from Lily & Lionel with a pair of wavy-printed trousers from Gimaguas.
The pink shades, bandana scarf and Gucci shoes top it off.
When it doubt, go all out.
Lauren Nicole’s head-to-toe zebra-print look from Never Fully Dressed is simple, but makes a statement. Plus, jumpsuits are ideal for those who prefer trousers over skirts.
You can’t go wrong with a slip dress. Karen Blanchard nods to 90s style with her leopard print gown.
If you prefer a splash of colour, throw a poppy oversized shirt over your slip dress like Francesca.
Hot pink is the colour of summer, so you’re killing two birds with one stone.
Sophie and baby Zyra wear matching blue and white zebra print, proving the look can be super cute and stylish too!
If you prefer neutrals, wearing a classic leopard print dress is the way to go.
If the full look makes you nervous, try adding printed accessories instead like Florence Given.
READ MORE: How to wear florals in 2021
Persephone Shirred Animal Spot Midi Dress, £165, KITRI Studio – pre-order now
Eva Blouse, £165, Rixo – buy now
Poplin Wrap Midi Shirt Dress, £245, Alhuwalia x GANNI – buy now
Animal Print Oversize Shirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Fontanette Swimsuit, £195, Paper London – buy now
Bucket Hat, £29, & Other Stories – buy now
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