Animal Prints Are The New Neutrals (& We're Roaring In Anticipation)

Animal print is a controversial staple in fashion. With such a wide variety of options, animal print patterns can be looked at as either classy or trashy depending on who you ask. However, the print has been a muse for plenty of designers including Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and many more. Regardless of the trends that go in and out of style, animal print seems to always find new ways to reinvent itself.

Right now, we are trading in our plain white shirts for our favorite cheetah-print blouses. Animal print is the perfect way to spice up your neutral looks without clashing with your outfit. This is because the colors naturally found in animal prints are earth tones, making it easy to replace your khaki pants or button-up top. Now is the time to get those snakeskin boots you have been eyeing because animal prints are something you'll be seeing everywhere in fashion in 2023.

Switch up your midi skirt

With the weather getting warmer, it's the perfect time to add a new skirt to your wardrobe. Wearing animal-print skirts is amazing because you can dress them up or down depending on the occasion. For casual wear, add a graphic t-shirt, or wear a blouse for a night out on the town.

Add new style to your wide-leg pants

Wide-leg pants are having a huge moment in fashion right now. To stand out amongst the crowd, look for patterns like zebra or cheetah prints to create the perfect look. For added flare, make sure the shirt is a different material from the pants to create a dynamic look.

Make leopard print sporty

Animal print is not just for dressing up or going out on the town — it can be incorporated into your athleisure wear as well. Take out your favorite animal-print sweater or hoodie, and pair it with sweatpants before going out. Animal print creates a fresh take on a perfectly casual look.

Warm up with tiger print

Now and then, the spring breeze can be too much, so it's great to add a jacket or blazer to the mix when this happens. Animal print is eye-catching and creates a more dimensional look to your outfit. When curating the rest of your look, avoid other patterns to avoid clashing with your jacket.

Remix your monochromatic look

Adding print to your monochromatic look makes a world of difference. The easiest way to do this is by matching the base color of your animal print to the rest of your outfit. This can be done with any animal-print pattern, but it's easiest with cow or zebra print.

Take business casual to the next level

If you're looking to finally nail business casual dressing, animal print is the way to do it. Instead of reaching for the usual trousers or khakis, create a fun spin on your outfit by wearing animal print instead. Patterns like cheetah print, when made with the right material, can look just as professional as it does stylish.

Add animal print to your accessories

For those who don't have much animal print in their closet, adding it to your accessories is a great option. Go for your normal monochromatic look, and add your favorite bag, shoes, or even jewelry to create the perfect pop of color to your outfit.