How To Reinvent Animal Print in 2018

Wearing an animal print jumper

I think there’s mixed feelings about animal print from the general public. When I say animal print, I’m guessing leopard springs to mind for most of you. Are you getting Bet Lynch vibes rn? Well, I’m here to show you exactly how you can reinvent the animal print trend into something much more fashion forward for 2018.

I’m not afraid to admit that I actually like leopard print. When it’s done right, I think it can be super chic and I find myself drawn to leopard print coats every winter. Not that I ever end up buying one, but I think if I did it would become a classic that could be worn every single year. To me, animal print just doesn’t go out of style. Obvs you don’t want to over-do it and it’s important to get the proportion of animal right to the rest of your outfit, but like I said, when done right this is a trend that I can get behind.

Why, though, does animal print have to stop at leopard? That’s what I want to know. I mean, what about the tigers, giraffes, and zebras of this world? So for me, 2018 is the year of the alternative animal print. And that starts today (1st January) with a little bit of neutral-coloured zebra print, brought to you by the good old Romwe. You can rely on them for almost anything, ya know.

Oh, and happy new year by the way.

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Toning down the colours, or picking colours that don’t necessarily match the original animal is the first place to start. As I mentioned before, Bet Lynch (no offence) was a bit OTT. So let’s tone down the colour palette and strip animal print back to basics. There’s nothing better than a neutral in your wardrobe (you probs get the most wear out of your neutrals am I right?) but why not jazz it up a bit. Neutral does not mean basic, don’t forget that.

My alternative creature for today is a little zebra. Yeah, black and white are neutrals but when you’re going for zebra print, copying its exact colours is overdoing it just a smidge. Beiges and caramels, however, sound (and look) much more appealing. Why not try a grey leopard or tan tiger print if zebra’s not your thing? Whatever your animal of choice, I reckon we should all ┬ájump on this bandwagon this year.

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I’m wearing:

jumper c/o Romwe*

Oliver Bonas bag (sold out)

Zara jeans (on sale but only a few sizes left!)

Zara boots (old)

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