Animal prints have hit the runways in a big way and have become a key attention-getting trend.
Ways to wear Animal Print
New to animal print? Interject it into your wardrobe with understated accessories.
You can always add an animal print bag to a monochrome outfit. Snake, cow, giraffe and leopard prints looks great with earth tones, nudes, and red. Zebra print bags with brighter colors. I love the fact that animal print accessories can work for every occasion, and you can style them differently from day to evening.
I love that animal print accessories can work for every occasion.
Keep it Luxe
Make sure your animal prints are in nicer fabrics. Animal print can be perceived as cheap or low-class, so if you work with high-quality fabrics you elevate your look. I found a luxury line of metallic fabrics in a snakeskin print, fell in love with it, and have incorporated it into my Fall 2019 Collection for Portage Embellished Bags.
Keep it Subtle
Use animal print in your accessories by carrying an animal print bag or sport a pair of chic animal print stilettos. Wear a skirt with animal print and pair it with a nude or black pump.
Mix and match patterns. Animal prints can be treated as solids. On the runways, you see animal print clothes mixed with other prints and patterns. Wearing a leopard print dresses with zebra print shoes is adventurous.
Mix & Match
Wearing animal print clothes by mixing different kinds of fabrics is a great way to pay with texture. And don't forget about animal prints in various colors. I experiment with different colors and textures in my bag designs, by mixing animal prints with 2-3 different fabrics to create bold and distinctive bags that stand out.
This article originally appeared in LUXE Magazine F/W 2019 Cbus Edition, page 38.
Excerpt from the original article by Lisa Robin Adkinson, designer of Lisa Robin Jewelry and co-founder of LUXE Gives Back, LLC. She is fulfilling a lifetime desire to be a writer, editor, and publisher through contributions to LUXE Magazine.