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Unleash your ‘wild side’ with animal print


Animal print would always be a fashion staple, as it has always been in existence and is clearly not going anywhere. However, it can be a little tricky trying to figure out how to wear them and, if not worn correctly, they can be overpowering and even unflattering.

Don’t let this warning stop you from wearing these empowering prints, as it’s an opportunity to make your style both bold and more daring.

As a true fashionista always trying to put your best fashion foot forward, we know these tips will help you the next time you’re looking to buy or wear leopard, cheetah, zebra or any other animal print. There is a fine line between looking stylish and looking tawdry when wearing these show-stopping accessories or clothes, so please take note.

When wearing animal prints remember the following:
. Wear only one piece of animal print at a time.
. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and crisp with clean lines and neutral colours.
. Only buy animal prints in their true colors. You don’t see blue and pink cheetahs running around.
. Buy quality pieces. The cheaper the material the cheaper the look and that is not good.
. If you’re a little nervous about wearing these types of prints try a print in an accessory first. A print belt, shoe or scarf is the perfect way to get started.

. Don’t overpower your animal print piece with lots of accessories. Keep accessories simple and tasteful. A couple of stacked rings, gold bracelet and gold stud earrings will do.
. If you’re going to mix prints, keep the coordinating print simple. You can mix black floral or plain pumps with a leopard top or bottom. The perfect balance of animal print and sophisticated floral.
. Most importantly, be comfortable with the animal print clothing or accessory you are wearing. The first thing people would notice is your confidence before your outfit.

As usual, we’ve put together some celebrity looks to guide you when making your pick of animal print this weekend. Which look would you be trying?


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FashionTobi Awodipe
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