14 Ways to Wear the Animalistic Fashion Trend

Any fashion lover will agree, that owning an animal printed anything is a closet essential. From leopard print to faux fur animal inspired looks never cease to rule the fashion-forward jungle. It’s a trend that is remixed year after year, becoming more colorful and more unique for any and everybody to wear.

Welcome to the Jungle

Designers were not bashful in their approach to animal-inspired looks in fall 2017.Olivier Rousteing for Balmain sent models slithering down the runway in head to toe reptile; sleek, sultry, and elongated looks that carried from beauty to sole bottoms. Miu Miu kept it aristocratic casual with brightly colored coats while Naeem Khan kept things contemporary with mixed print jumpsuits and matching jackets. From reptile to furs, the runway boast of colorful coats and mixed prints that had many finding themselves camouflaged in the tropics or surviving the arctic. In any case, the trend has you prepared for anything winter had to send your way.

How To Wear It

The animalistic trend is very easy to wear making it the perfect piece to add to practically any outfit. It is perfect for work and play. Start off simply with a leopard or snakeskin blouse or dress, pairing the look with a basic color like black or white. If you are feeling more adventurous pair it with a bold color like red. Ready to add fur to your closet? Awesome! If you are a new to the fur game, go for a neutral color. Not new to this? Go big and bright. This is the perfect time to wrangle in this trend, as many of the pieces are on sale! Find items that you can style now, during the early parts of spring, and throughout the year all for a really good price. See where to shop the trend below.


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Equipment, Snakeskin Print Blouse, $433 available at Farfetch.

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Standout Shop Style, Abbey Top, $49.50 available at Shop Standout (Chicago).

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Altuzarra, Cimarron Snakeskin-print shirtdress, $376 available at Matches Fashion.com.

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Prada, Sleeveless Fur-Trimmed Dress, $1,560 available at My Theresa.

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Zara, Multicolored Faux Fur Coat, $59.99 available at Zara.

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Diane von Furstenberg, Collard Faux Fur Jacket, $598 available at Revolve.

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Vivetta, Tiziano Sweatshirt, $465 available at Moda Operandi.

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ULTRACOR, Ultra Lux Feline Leggings, $195 available at Carbon 38.

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Tufi Duek, Snakeskin Print Flare Trousers, $511 available at Far Fetch.

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Tory Burch, Chelsea Faux Fur Convertible Shoulder Bag, $439 available at Tory Burch.com.

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Brother Vellies, Peach Long Goat Mini Island Bag, $1,050 available at Brother Vellies.

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No. 21, Multicolor Snakeskin Ankle Boots, $295 available at Real Real.

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Giuseppe Zanotti, Silk Jaguar Alien Stiletto Sandals, $795 available at Moda Operandi.

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Pajar, Laura Genuine Goat Fur Waterproof Boot, $495 available at Nordstrom.

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