Animal print is a fashion trend that has been coming back into the limelight again and again, but now it’s here to stay. Which once was a yearly trend, this wardrobe must-have has become an all-year-round staple. One of the great things about animal print is that it is so versatile that it can be worn any season, with prints such as leopard, snake, croc and alligator, there is so much choice. Wondering whether you can wear animal print during the winter? But this print can cause worry as the nights draw closer and the temperature drops as to how to style your transitional dresses that live on the wild side.
Worry no more, here is our guide on how to style your fierce animal print dresses, and get them out and about this winter.
With a Statement Coat
As the days and nights get colder, it’s a requirement more than a style choice to grab a coat before you leave the house. So why not make your coat compliment your statement animal print dress rather than just cover it? We would recommend a simple neutral tone such as a warm grey or cream wool coat to add a blank canvas over a loud print. For those who want to go for a fierce look, pair your animal print dress with a similar print coat. The matching pattern and color will complement each other while adding depth and layers.
Lace up with Boots
Everyone needs a pair or two of winter boots. We love pairing a floaty maxi leopard print dress with a thick black military boot. This can add an edgy twist to your more feminine style dress. If you are looking for a little more warmth than a knee high satin effect, a heeled boot is the perfect pairing. This winning combination is guaranteed to keep you warm as well as on trend. We recommend picking a simple neutral boot color if your favorite animal print dress is a bold color. A warm neutral or black / grey animal print needs some added color, try a hot red or bright primary color for a special twist to your outfit.
Keep out the chill with tights
Tights are ideal for adding that little extra layer, but they are also perfect for added style and pattern to your animal print dress this winter. A patterned pair of tights such as some simple matt black polka dots on a sheer base is a great way to mix and match prints. Or try a simple block color that either complements or contrasts your chosen print. Be bold with a contrasting print to add texture and a maximist style to your outfit.
If you want to stand out this winter, then pairing your animal print dress with another print is a great way to make a statement. Try mixing leopard with polka dot socks to add a subtle yet clashing look. Mixing colour with a similar animal print is also a fun way to clash, a bright green leopard clashed with a soft pink croc or leopard. Although this is not for the faint hearted so walk out confident and you’ll turn heads.