5 Easy Ways To Style Animal Print

Add some animal print to your wardrobe and get ready to take a walk on the wild side. 

Animal print is a core fashion staple that trends every season, making each piece you add to your wardrobe a worthy investment. Whether you want to invest in a leopard print coat, a snake print dress or something a little more subtle whilst you try the trend; we’re here to give you tools to style your animal print pieces confidently!

Similar to styling bold and bright colours, animal print can seem intimidating if you’re someone that usually prefers classic, muted tones and pared-back dressing styles. However, with our helpful tips and tricks, you can style yours to complement your outfit and get ready to step out in wild style!

Woman wearing an animal print coat, stood in a dressing room

Table of contents:

Animal print for beginners

Play it safe with separates

Love a leopard print dress

Match with co-ords

Don’t be afraid to go all out!


Animal print for beginners

If you’re new to styling animal print, adding an accessory is the best way to introduce it to your outfit. 

An animal print scarf or gloves paired with an otherwise uniform look can help make your outfit pop. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, an animal print wrap can add a layer of sophistication to your look. 

Accessories such as these are a great way to try out the trend at the most basic level and create stunning focal points that contrast beautifully with a plain backdrop, such as a plain white t-shirt or a block-coloured blazer. Look to leopard print and zebra print to add a classic yet statement feel to your everyday style. 

If you start to doubt your animal print choices and decide the look isn’t for you, you can easily remove your accessories without compromising your overall look. 

Leopard print can add an exciting layer to your look if you usually dress in a classic style and wear mostly muted tones. For example, why not pair a black dress with barely-there heels and a leopard print bag? Or a white shirt with blue jeans and leopard print boots for fabulous statement style? 

Play it safe with separates 

Woman taking a mirror selfie wearing a leopard print jacket with a grey dress

Animal print separates are a good place to start if you’re ready to go bolder with your look. 

Pairing individual pieces with other muted wardrobe staples helps you control your look and how adventurous you are with your prints. For example, you could pair a leopard print skirt with a slogan t-shirt and trainers or tuck a snake print shirt into jeans.

Although you’re trying on the animal print trend, the key is to elevate or dial down the look by using other clothing pieces to offset the print. Pair a smart zebra print shirt with tailored cigarette trousers for a fun but sophisticated workwear look. Add pointed-toe loafers for comfort, or for days that require a more formal look, wear court shoes.

Love a leopard print dress!

Woman taking a mirror selfie wearing a leopard print dress with boots

If you want to embrace the trend fully, why not try an animal print dress?

A leopard print dress is a versatile piece to add to your wardrobe for timeless, cross-seasonal style. Pair yours with a leather jacket and boots in the winter or with trainers during the warmer months. Or, swap your boots for heels and get ready for your next evening out. Whether out on date night or having drinks with friends, you’re guaranteed to turn heads with your new look!

On a night out with the girls? Why not combine your leopard print look with a bold pop of colour, such as a bright heel or a statement handbag for a show-stopping finish? Team your leopard print dress with simple accessories to add a sophisticated layer to your look. 

Match with co-ords 

If you’re feeling brave, why not fully embrace animal print with some matching co-ords? By pairing some leopard or snake print trousers with a matching blazer, or a zebra print skirt and jacket, you’ll create a wow-factor outfit and instant style points.

Team your look with a plain top in a bright shade or a muted tone, depending on your preference. Finish with heels for evenings out or a stylish pair of boots or pumps for perfectly formal office wear.

Don’t be afraid to go all out!

Animal print was made for fun dressing! Whether you love your leopard print and want to make a statement, or you love experimenting with new looks and accessories, don’t be afraid to play around with new styles.

Whether it’s zebra print, snake print or leopard print – don’t feel you need to reserve your animal print exclusively for bold dressing. A leopard print shirt paired with tailored trousers and loafers or a snake print dress paired with boots works as sophisticated office wear when styled with muted separates and understated accessories.

Whether you’re just trying on the trend, maybe by teaming an animal print kimono with a plain white t-shirt and jeans for stylish summer dressing or embracing animal print from head to toe, there are looks to suit all levels of leopard print lovers at Jayley!

Discover our animal print collection today!

Shop our animal print collection at Jayley via the links above and get ready to step out in wild style this season! From dresses to separates and stylish accessories, it’s never been easier to transform your wardrobe with our selection of fun prints.

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