Your Animal Print Is Outdated and You Didn't Even Know It
We're not saying you should quit wearing your leopard-printed loafers or retire your zebra-stripe clutch, but you should absolutely introduce the new animal pattern to your wardrobe. Rather than spots or furry embellishments, designers are taking things to a literal level, splashing tops, dresses, swimsuits, and even shoes with playful animal figures.
Gucci and Stella McCartney might do it best; Alessandro Michele launched the trend with zebra and cat-faced pussy-bow blouses and Stella introduced her wild horses to one-pieces and track pants. But we'll allow you to be the judge and decide which iteration you like best. After all, the new animal pattern is everywhere you look — from Zara and Forever 21 to the pages of Net-a-Porter.
There's no denying you'll have the most unique beach look in the Onia Women's Kelly Zebra-Print One-Piece Swimsuit ($225).
Camilla Elphick's 105mm Raining Cats & Dogs Velvet Boots ($906) might be dark, but they'll stand out for a mile.
Miu Miu's Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Wide-Leg Pants — Black ($1,355) are basically neutral.
Mary Katrantzou's tiger-print algernon skirt ($1,288) is particularly artsy.
The most laid-back track pants of all might just be Stella McCartney's Christine midrise tapered silk trousers ($875).
Take the trend to bed with Olivia von Halle's Lila Mona Zebra-Print Pajama Set ($550).
J.Crew's high-waisted shorts in elephant print ($60) are an easy alternative to your cutoffs.
Stella McCartney's Running Horses Print Swimsuit ($245) has a ridiculously flattering fit.
Rock Kenzo's signature emblem all over with the brand's Mini Tiger Print Cotton-Silk Bandana Scarf ($100).