Animal prints or nothing please

August 28th, 2010

Animal prints are definitely a hit this fall season. Leopard’s rich and warm tones are definitely glaming up our outfits, getting more luxurious with mesh, silk and satin or even sequin material, well if you dare.  Pick up a leopard jacket and you will surely make a fashion statement, or add a detail such as leopard belt or a leopard scarf  and you will surely captivate your entourage’s attention. Zebra print and snake skin are also on the hot list.  Try a pair of snake ankle booties with your skinny jeans or add a haircalf zebra bag to your outfit, simple enough, and now just strut your stuff!

From left to right: Rebecca Minkoff, Clueless leopard jacket, and TFNC Leopard Print Sash bandeau dress, asos.com

Nanette Lepore, Into the Groove Leopard-print dress, $328, bergdorfgoodman.com

Rebecca Minkoff, Ilaria Silk Print Dress, $564 Asos.com

Special mention needs to be made for leopard accessories. They are doing a major come back to impose fauve accents to your fall attire.  Leopard is always glam and sexy by essence without effort, but whether you choose either a bag, a belt, or a pair of boots, it is better to use only one piece at a time.  Indeed, for best effect, avoid multiplying leopard accessories and skip the total leopard look with the shoes, dress and bag assorted at the risk to be mistaken for Tarzan’s girlfriend. Rihanna almost got caught up but the two tone dress paired with the plain color pumps worked out pretty well.Doce and Gabbana two tone Leopard print dress $1,225

Paris Hilton also makes a statement with this Balmain Cristal Leopard bag, simple and casual outfit at first sight but her handbag definitely brings a funky and elegant touch.

Leopard Haircalf handbags and boots are stealing the spotlight, check those latest animal prints accessories this fall for a true “it” girl look:

From left to right: Balmain Leopard print Mid Boot $1,510 Shopbop.com, Prada Platform Pumps $990, Barneys.com

Jimmy Choo, Leopard Print bootie, $1,375 Nordstrom.com

Christian Louboutin Horsehair Pressure Leopard Pumps

This is a show stealer: Christian Louboutin Tiger striped Feticha boots $2435 (on sale at $1704) , luisaviaroma.com

Balmain Swarovski Leopard Black suede Knee panel boots $379, www.nulemon.com/store

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