I like animal prints because they can skew so many different ways, depending on your style: they can be punk or preppy, ladylike or sexy, depending on the piece and your desire. I like them best on clean, minimal shapes (though there are exceptions to that rule below) and I especially like them on sweaters, like this inexpensive and fun cardigan.
A packable lightweight jacket that’s perfect for working out and/or travel.
I really dig this fleece sweatshirt from The Great. Leopard always looks good when it’s punctuated by hits of color, like the red floral embroidered trim here.
This shirt has far poofier sleeves than I usually go for, but I’m somehow liking it anyway.
I would loll about endlessly in these luxe silk pants if I owned them.
I’m always happy to see animal prints in unexpected colors, like this right-on-trend green cardigan.
A sultry square-neck dress with a slit I’d probably sew up an inch or two.
Even though the model’s pose here reminds me of Sassy‘s classic Dopey Fashion Poses (executed by the peerless Andrea Linett), I do like this roomy zebra print.
Such a cute little lounge set.
A very literal animal print that I find quite charming.
And here’s something similar but somehow slightly more sophisticated.
I don’t usually like animal prints on shoes or bags, but I do think this crossbody option is pretty spiff.
A zebra stripe shirt that looks pricier than it is.
A splurgy but gorgeous gray cashmere scarf that is neutral enough to wear with just about everything.
This button down silk shirt is seriously marked down so maybe there’s something wrong with it I’m not detecting, but it looks pretty perfect to me.
I have that Rails Lynx Print (I think 11th one down from top) and love it. Looks amazing with red boucle high waist flares and a black blazer. High quality.
I have The Great fleece and wear it often! I highly recommend it!!
Super fun post!! I like the vertical striped print very much, and the big scarf too. And the cardis, and the pajama pants …
I love them all!! I think I have an animal print addiction. The pullover from The Great is especially adorable….
Just sat down to listen to Monday’s EIF podcast to discover that Jenn has Covid. Egad, I am so sorry! Here’s to a quick recovery and mild symptoms.
I’m not as into animal prints as I used to be (I think Elisabeth is onto something, there), but I give them a whirl occasionally. I used to like them in a bag or shoe – your opposite, Kim – but now it’s a blouse or yoga leggings. These are good!
The dopey fashion poses laid me out!! Thank you for this fun post – I have gone down and Emerson Fry rabbit hole (yet again).
I remember that from the magazine! A classic. I also enjoyed SNL’s “holding your own boobs magazine” skit with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Kim shoots, Kim scores…I don’t even like animal prints! I guess I have that brain poisoning that says I’m going to look like a Golden Girl, but in a bad way, or a Noted Kook. But the Rails, Mango and Emerson Fry tops are calling my name, loudly. Mind blown.
Can anyone have too many animal prints in their closet? I hope not b/c I already own 3 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes and 1 dress in said print and yet I am digging some of the others in this post, in particular the mango zebra striped shirt. Some great suggestions here-thank you!