Everyone who knows me knows I love animal print. It is one of my favourite things ever. I have animal print everything, from snakeskin shoes, leopard print cardigan to tiger dresses to… well, I don’t really need to go on. Basically, I’m a huge fan, and I think everyone should be embracing it especially as it is coming in for A/W 2014.

A few years ago, animal print was more associated with Bet Lynch from Corrie sense of style instead of fashion. But now, thankfully, animal print is everywhere and everyone is getting in on the act.

Easy, Tiger

Easy, Tiger

In fact, it’s really more of a neutral than a pattern. Sure, there are certain ways animal print can look a little tacky, but when styled correctly, it looks amazing. It’s fun, it’s interesting, and it’s actually a lot more versatile than you may think and has even invaded the workplace so much that Business Week, yes, that is Business Week, published an article on the matter.

Business Week

Business Week

The Outfit #WIWT

Today I wore zebra print and I loved it. The Dress  was an utter bargain at £22 from Damsel in a Dress at TKMaxx and the Shoes are from the good old faithful Ted Baker.


Damsel in dis dress

Animal print can be worn with black yes granted but can also be worn with brighter colours – simple, and served in small doses.

Here are a few of the 2014 Animal Print Dresses on Show


From left to right: Whistles, Dolce & Gabanna, Roberto Cavalli

Tone down your print

Another way of toning down a large wild is by carrying/wearing accessories that steals attention such as a purse or statement necklace. But then, the colour should always be complementary. Only match animal print if it’s necessary.  If you feel the urge to go matchy matchy you can do so on your accessories provided they don’t clash. For example, if you wear leopard printed boots, you can take a tiny purse in leopard print. The key here is getting minimal and you can give tiger, leopard or zebra a touch of class, like the late, great Lauren Bacall.

The late, great Lauran Bacall

The late, great Lauran Bacall

And in honour of the screen siren, here is a little black and white Fashionista.

The Black and White Fashionista

The Black and White Fashionista

@TKMaxx_UK @tedbakerwatchID @lovedamsel @thisiswhistles @Roberto_Cavalli


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