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Go ‘wild’ with animal prints

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Animal prints are always a wardrobe staple you can never go wrong with; they are suitable for any weather and outing. However, wearing animal prints can be quite tricky, as it can quickly turn into a hit-or-miss situation. Avoid the misses by following these tips and tricks to mastering animal print outfits.

Choose Classic Shapes
Although animal prints are wild and busy, you can still find ways to make it look elegant. To do this, you will need to stick to clothes with clean and classic lines like shirtdresses, pencil skirts, a cashmere cardigan, a zebra trench, a tiger sheath dress, or python shoes. Try not to wear animal prints that are fussy, frilly, sparkly, shiny, teenage-trendy or skimpy.

Solid Colors Are The Way To Go
Rather than use busy prints to create a clash of prints, it’s better to stick to solid colors. That way, the focus will stay on the print itself. Pair the animal print with solid neutral colors to stay on-theme of the natural colors found in animal prints. If you prefer to go bold, then you can choose colors such as red or oxblood paired with leopard prints. Emerald green, orange and denim also options you can wear with animal prints. For a sexy look, wear animal prints with red tones.

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Accessorise Minimally
Less is always more. Because it’s already the focal point, wearing heavy, glitzy jewelry will only overcomplicate your look. To make sure you don’t go overboard, look in the mirror before you go and make sure your accessories complement your print, not compete for attention.

Start Your Print Collection by Accessorizing
Only just starting on the animal print trend? You can start by adding it to your accessory. Tiger-print shoes, a zebra scarf, a giraffe wallet or a snake-print belt can easily elevate your look from casual to classy.

Wear It According To Your ‘Assets’
Try to assess your body’s proportions and figure out what your ‘assets’ are. The piece of clothing will therefore show off the best part of your figure without showing off what you want to hide.

One Animal At A Time
As animal prints immediately take the limelight the sooner you wear it, it would be wiser to limit wearing too much of it. It’s a rare event when a fashionista can wear more than one animal print on her outfit, and even then she knows not to wear two different animals. You can match your outfit with your accessories but know to wear only one type of print per outfit. A little bit is chic and sexy, too much is overkill. However, it can look classy, elegant, chic or sexy when it is styled right. All you have to do is follow the rules above and you will clearly be a standout in your prints.

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