I like animal prints all year round, even though we generally think of them as a fall/winter thing—I just think you need to employ a lighter touch in warmer months, and to locate brighter iterations of the pattern, like on this fun pink button-down.
Of course traditional animal print colors are acceptable as well, as long as the pieces they’re on are light enough, like this pretty cami that I would wear with a light cotton sweater in the evening.
I’m not typically fond of animal prints on footwear, but I found several to like this time around, starting with these spiff Chuck Taylors.
I’d wear this sweet A-line skirt with a white tee and call it a day.
I have these slides in my shopping cart even as I type—I am especially fond of the platform sole, and they look Birkenstock-level comfortable.
This leopard tee is for my podcast partner Tally, who likes animal prints best when they are actual prints of animals.
This zebra-print top is so excellently bold and graphic.
I’ve seen a lot of animal print masks out there, but this one, by Sea New York, is the best. Added bonus: a portion of proceeds from sales of this mask go to Fashion Girls for Humanity and their Gowns for Good Made in America initiative.
The Sac Bretelle by Claire V is one of my favorite bags—it looks small, but you can cram so much stuff into it—and I love it done up on this bright leopard print.
These Rag & Bone sneakers are nice and subtle (for what they are) and just a touch more dressed up than your average kick.
And these zebra slides look like they’d be excellent indoor shoes, which we all need right now.
I love how faded-out the print on this tee is.
These zebra print jeans from R13 aren’t cheap, but they are so brilliantly new wave.
A very girly sports sandal from Loeffler Randall.
A crisp poplin skirt for wearing when it’s really hot out.
And finally, I just love the print on this tee, and also that the V-neck is pretty deep.