Animal prints can at this point be considered classic, but they’re also very much a thing this season, so I found more than I knew what to do with, and only included the ones I really, really thought were good (which of course I try always to do, but it was especially challenging here). I like them best on classic, clean shapes—nothing too ruffly or diaphanous—and think they work best when the print is large, though I do make exceptions, like this plush jacket, which is pretty much perfection.
This tiger print sweater looks like some items from Nili Lotan’s fall collection, but it’s Madewell.
I’d wear a bright scarf with this spiff snake print puffer.
There are several items in this post I’m pretty tempted by, and this pullover is one of them: I always like the way leopard print looks with pops of red, and it’d be great layered under a coat.
These nifty joggers showed up on Shopbop last week, and I’ve been eyeing them ever since. They’re nicely cut—almost like trousers—and the front seam dresses them up just a bit.
Just a really pretty and feminine blouse.
This sweater is nice and big and huggy without being too bulky.
Such a cute T-shirt dress, with strategically-placed ruching.
I like that this tee has a nice, flattering scoop neck, and also that it’s cheap.
I’d wear this tube skirt with an oversized sweater and big clunky knee-high boots.
The print on this sweater looks a bit like a Rorschach test, which is cool.
These Rachel Comey cowhide clogs aren’t really an animal print per se, but they’re all kinds of fantastic, so I included them anyway.
The navy and green look so good on this shirtdress, and it’s very flatteringly cut, which is not something one can say of all shirtdresses.
Camel is always such an elegant hue, and I like how it looks juxtaposed with the white on this V-neck sweater.
Same goes for this snappy button-down shirt.
I’m always a fan of leopard print with stripes.
This coat is pretty loud, but its lines are so clean that it doesn’t come off as too much.
Tiger stripes against a grey background are just a little punk rock.
I do not, as a rule, like animal prints on footwear, but I make an exception for snakeskin, and these boots from Everlane are pretty good.
The length of this puffer is just about perfect: long enough to cover your butt, but short enough not to look frumpy.
You could dress this pretty blouse up, but I’d wear it with beaten-up jeans.
This Madewell sweater is another item I’ve had my eye on—it almost looks hand-knit and one-of-a-kind.
This acid green pencil skirt is kind of crazy, but so much fun.
Prints on a jumpsuit is a tricky thing—one false move and you look like you’re in costume—but this little number is nicely subtle, and so adorable.
I’m a sucker for a fuzzy coat, and the kind of abstract animal print here is just so good.
You could throw on this cardigan with jeans and a tee and suddenly have a really good outfit.