Trend Alert: Animal PrintsFrom leopard to snakeskin, animal prints are the sophisticated trend we all need this autumn. Translation: it’s time to put down the pumpkin spice latte and make your wardrobe a little wild.
You’re already unapologetically chic, so why not make a roaring statement? Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate animal print into your wardrobe:
The Staple Coat
Boma Coat, Sandro, $3,245
The Piece:Sandro’s Boma Coat
Why We Love It:Leopard coats dominated designer collections on the fall/winter runways. While there is a fashionable jungle of opportunities, Sandro’s Boma Coat stands out as the alpha cat. The V-neck jacket is made from 100% sheepskin, making it cozy enough for Florida’s sporadic cold fronts. Wear it with your favorite little black dress to add a glamorous touch.
Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat with Leopard-Print Sleeves, Burberry, $3,195
The Piece:Burberry Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat with Leopard-Print Sleeves
Why We Love It:Burberry’s known for its fashion-forward trench coats and prep school charm. This leopard trench marries Old World simplicity with new, audacious flair. If you’re on the fence about donning a full-on leopard coat, Burberry’s patterned sleeves will subtly dip your toes into the world of playful prints.
The It Bag
Roseau Croco Tote Bag in Curry, Longchamp, $630
The Piece:Longchamp’s Roseau Croco Tote Bag
Why We Love It:Cue the ultimate #GirlBoss bag. This mock crocodile tote boasts slender handles and a warm citrine hue, complete with Longchamp’s iconic Roseau closure. It’s a perfect carry-all that would make Mary Poppins proud, with room for just about anything you’d need. This exotic crocodile number will show you’re ready for business in any boardroom.
Petite Malle, Louis Vuitton, $6,600
The Piece:Louis Vuitton’s Petite Malle
Why We Love It:Everything Louis Vuitton touches turns to gold. While we love the brand’s forward thinking and avante-garde approach to fashion, what we really adore is its heritage. The python Petite Malle bag seamlessly mixes Louis Vuitton famed craftsmanship with a fearless style. An ode to the brand’s heritage in trunk making, this handbag carries a rich history. The timeless piece will gracefully take you from day to night. To put a spin on the Parisian adage, Python is always a good idea.
The Adventurous Jumper
Printed Wrap Jump Suit, Diane von Furstenberg, $598
The Piece:Diane von Furstenberg Printed Wrap Jump Suit
Why We Love It:Can you say “life of the party?” Pardon our pun, but this brand new DVF jumper is the cat’s meow. Part of DVF’s Heritage Collection, this vintage-inspired jumpsuit is a unique evening look made to turn heads. The self-tie waist is the perfect ode to Furstenberg’s classic wrap dress.
Bootie and the Beast
Alexander Wang ‘Gabi’ Leopard Print Calf Hair Bootie, available at Nordstrom, $850