ANIMAL PRINTS CAN BE DONE WELL … OR JUST WRONG!
I LOVE animal prints. They do seem to come and go, as all trends do, but to a large extent they are classic staples to every woman’s wardrobe. Well, that is when done well.
What got me on this tangent is a clutch prototype I made this past week. It’s simple in design with just a little bit of saddle leather and gold as accents. It looks amazing paired with a summer outfit that doesn’t have a lot going on. That said, when there’s too much WILD in your style, the overall look can be more cheap than classy. Not what we’re going for at all!
In today’s post, we’re looking at some animal print accents that add a fabulous SPARK to your outfit. These are animal prints done WELL!!!
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ONE PIECE MAKES THE PERFECT STATEMENT
The key to wearing animal prints is to only use them sparingly. It’s like any piece of fashion, whether it be makeup, jewelry, or fit. If you’re going heavy on the eyes then keep the accesories (that includes lipstick) minimal. If you have a tight pair of pants, then keep your top loose to add proportion.
When these simple rules aren’t followed, your look goes quickly from glam to DAMN!! and NOT in a good way!
If you want to read more about how to wear animal prints, I found a great post on FashionTasty.com with photos that really highlight the best tips. Take a look (but come back here because the clutch we’re highlighting is below!!) at “How to Wear Animal Prints“.
What is the key?
Pairing ONE animal print with neutrals in classic styles. That’s the best way to wear animal prints.
animal print clutch for summer wear
This antelope fawn print fabric was purchased to make pillow covers for my daughter’s apartment. Below you can see the bolster that now adorns her bed.
What took me by surprise was the CRAZY reaction I received to the fabric. Fortunately, I bought several yards so I started to sew bags out of it and they look better than I could have planned!
One of the bags I made is a clutch. This is just a prototype as I’m not completely happy with the construction but even so, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
I’ve been holding onto 2″ gold rings that I bought just for a bag like this and am super excited to be able to add it as just a touch of bling to this simple design.
time for a closet check
So what animal prints do you have in your closet? Time for a quick check and if you don’t have any, get a couple ASAP!!
Here are some cute finds that I found on Amazon that you can add to the wardrobe essentials you already have at home. A mix of both casual and heading out to impress!
If you would like to order a clutch in antelope fawn print,
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The estimated price in a design very similar to what is shown will be $90.
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That’s it for today! If you have great ideas for any of our projects or posts, please comment below!
Stay well and live your best life! XOXO, Ali.