Animalier is deeply rooted in the fashion world, and owning classically cut pieces will give your wardrobe a timeless element due to how often designers resort back to these prints, giving them a new take and spin from season to season.
Coat: Dries Van Noten similar 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Pumps: Saint Laurent 1 | 2 also love 3 | 4
Bag: Chanel similar quilted styles 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Dress: Alexander Wang 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Animal print can be everything from chic and elegant to quite wild and borderline risqué. In aiming for the former, my style tip would be to go with more traditional cuts and carefully select the rest of the outfit. Poorly structured pieces and cheap looking fabrics won’t do you any favors when picking these prints.
To me, animalier carries a great deal of flexibility in terms of how proper or elegant you want to look, or in trying to achieve a softer, more sultry evening style.
Again this fall and winter’s fashion trends are about “less is bore” and I am fully embracing it, so I definitely couldn’t pass up a slick jacquard coat with a rich metallic leopard pattern by Dries Van Noten. This number will easily adapt from pantsuits to dresses or even jeans for a more casual daytime setting.
Photography by Mila Zvereva