School is back in session! What does that mean as far as fashion is concerned??? That it’s time to start stocking up on all of your favorite Fall fashion essentials: cardigans, sweaters, scarves, jeans, and boots! And, of course, you want to be on trend…
Lucky for us, trends for Fall/Winter 2012 are pretty similar to last year: jewel tones, casual “safari” looks, ankle boots, skinny jeans… One of the biggest trends, however, is sure to scare some ladies off. Animal prints.
Animal print can be intimidating, even for some of the most fashion-forward fashionistas. It can be easy to over-do it, or to not even know where to start. Luckily, there are some great safe and somewhat understated ways to play into this trend.
One example is a sheer top that is done in light, neutral colors, like the one from Forever 21 that is pictured to the left. This top looks great alone, but would also look chic under an open cardigan (another trend!). You could pair it with skinny jeans like what is shown, capris, slim dress pants, or even a wide leg jean or dress pant. If you were to go that route, however, I would tuck the blouse in, wear an open cardigan, and a skinny belt.
If you are not big on wearing a lot of animal print, but want in on the trend, an animal print belt or flats would be a good choice. I LOVE this belt at Loft. Not only is it zebra print, but also skinny and rimmed in neon. Talk about a trendy belt!
A great, inexpensive shoe for you to try is this Lower East Side flat found at Payless ShoeSource©. They will look perfect with a cuffed skinny jean and loose-fitting top. They would also look great with boyfriend jeans.
Basically, “less is more” when it comes to animal prints. It can be very easy to go overboard, so play it safe with one printed clothing piece paired with solids, or solid clothes with animal print accessories. Need more, specific advice? Feel free to ask below!