As the weather turns cooler and the first snowflakes of the season start to fall, our natural inclination is to reach for warm, cozy sweaters and jackets in dull, lifeless colors and prints. Unfortunately, while these do keep us warm, they also add to the blah feeling that comes with these colder days, so why not spice things up?
This season we are really liking the all of funky animal prints that are available. Designers have taken some of their top selling silhouettes given them a wild spin with zebra, leopard and cheetah prints in both traditional and trendy color schemes. Some even have mixed patterns that flawlessly combine a variety of your favorite animals.
Styles like the scoop neck cardigan to the left show how easy it is to wear these looks no matter what size, shape or style you are! Choosing a pattern, like the one to the left by My Michelle, with a pop color woven into, makes accessorizing a no-brainer. Just add a bright, coordinating tank, jewelry or shoes to play up the fun.
Traditional animal prints, like the tunic to the right by Unyx, can be just as chic. Pair leopard tops with skinny jeans and boots or opt for a tunic and wear it with leggings. Add a touch of color with red flats or turquoise jewelry. Because their color pallets are neutral, you could accessorize them with a variety of hues.
If you are not a big family of animal prints, there are other ways to add just a touch of them to your wardrobe. Try a belt with a little faux zebra fur or a cheetah patterned scarf. We also like the animal print bangles that we've seen this season.
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