Wearing Animal Print – Tips For Wearing It With Ease

IMG_2472.2.jpgTop: Animal Print Coat; Old (Similar here and here); Black Turtleneck Sweater (similar here and here) Bottom: BHWM Bootcut Black Pant (Similar here and here) Bag: Color Block Crossbody Bag; Old (Similar here and here) Shoes: Guess Platform Patent Pump; Old (Similar here and here) Sunglasses: Ray Ban Semi-Rimless Aviator – Gradient Brown (Similar here and here)

If you read my very first blog post, you are already aware that animal print is one of my favorites.  Because I love this classic print so much, I’ve learned a little about the various ways to wear it, and how to effortlessly incorporate it into my wardrobe.  Some people may feel animal print is not for them, or they just may not be sure how to wear it.  So, here are a few tips I’ve picked up on how to wear animal print gracefully.

Avoid wearing animal print from head to toe – Wearing this print all over can be over done and truly take away from the classic feel and appeal of the print.  Instead, pair the print with neutral shades and solid colors that IMG_2484.jpgcompliment the print nicely and that allow the print to stand out.

Wear animal print as an accessory – If you are not quite ready for a full on animal print clothing item, consider starting with animal print as an accessory.  It’s so easy to find animal print accessories (scarves, bags, hats, even jewelry).  Wearing the print as an accessory can quickly add a little glam to any outfit, and can ease you in to incorporating the print into your wardrobe.

Consider animal print a neutral – When planning an outfit that includes animal print, consider the print a neutral, and pair it with soft pastels (think pink), and bold bright colors, like orange.

Pair animal print (especially leopard print) with gold – Adding gold to an outfit that includes leopard print, simply adds a little more style to this already stylish print.  Depending on where you are wearing the outfit, adding a gold necklace, clutch, or a shoe or bag with gold accents, will surely compliment the print, and elevate your outfit.

IMG_2477.jpgHope these tips are helpful.

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  1. rena
    February 23, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    I love your posts! Great tips and shopping hints. Just fab; Animal print is magnetic.

  2. Tracy
    February 23, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Love your style, love this look, and love your blog! Thank you for the tips on animal print. I have a few animal print pieces I could use help with figuring out how to wear. The tips you gave have pointed me in the right direction. Thanks so much!

    • Lulu With Grace
      May 5, 2015 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment and kind words Nadia! I truly appreciate it. All the best!


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