STYLE | Animal Instincts

Zara oversized animal print blouse. (zara.com)
Zara oversized animal print blouse. (zara.com)

Animal instincts continue to take hold in fashion for the fall/winter 2014 season.  This classic pattern comes back bolder and stronger as it’s mixed in with other fabrics, textures and a range of pattern variations, colours sizes.  There is something to be said about the glamour animal patterns exude.  This season’s many options include both real and faux fur.  Real fur is making a big comeback despite the never-ending debate between animal rights groups and the people who love wearing fur.

The style options are limitless for every price point.  From Casadei to Payless everyone can add a little animal style no matter what their budget.  Because this trend can come and go quickly, it’s important to decide if you’re willing to add more than one piece to your wardrobe.  Wearing too much of this pattern can be deemed overkill and slightly overwhelming on some body types.  For the person who just wants to add a little bit of this trend you can invest in key items like shoes or a handbag as your accent.  Even some of the footwear options have just a little hint of this trend without going overboard.  A woman who really wants to embrace this trend can go all out and wear a coat like the one by Nina Ricci.  It can serve as a statement piece everywhere you go.

Casadei
Casadei footwear fall 2014 collection.
ASOS, winter/Christmas 2014 colletion.
ASOS, winter/Christmas 2014 colletion.

 

Debutant Buckle Flat by Christian Siriano for Payless. (Photo courtesy www.payless.com)
Christian Siriano for Payless. (Photo courtesy http://www.payless.com)
River Island leopard print coat winter 2014 collection.
River Island leopard print coat winter 2014 collection.

 

Skylar Hi-top by Airwalk for Payless. (www.payless.com)
Skylar Hi-top by Airwalk for Payless. (www.payless.com)
Nina Ricci leopard print faux fur coat $1735USD.  Available at net-a-porter.
Nina Ricci leopard print faux fur coat $1735USD. Available at net-a-porter.

animal patterns

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