When used in a more conservative and subtle fashion a quality animal print can really make an outfit. They are ideal for the autumnal and spring months as they display the perfect colour palette of chocolate browns, creams and golden tones. Here are some tips for a more understated take on the classic animal print:
Opt for just one accessory in an animal print, rather than head-to-toe print or large pieces. Alternatively, try an animal print trim on a larger item.
Keep the rest of your outfit clean, simply and unfussy.
Opt for a colour palette in tawny browns, shades of gold and creams to work with the animal print.
As badly worn animal prints have a reputation for looking gaudy, be sure to team them with classy and sophisticated accessories. Opt for timeless and classic rather than anything that could be misinterpreted as trashy.
If in any doubt wear your animal print with an all black outfit for a sophisticated edge.
If you're new to animal prints then start small, with a single accessory and let that item be the focal point of your outfit.
An animal print scarf is the ideal way to add a little interest to a classic autumnal day outfit. Add a little pattern and texture to your jeans, boots and jumper with our brown leopard print silk scarf which looks divine with a cashmere jumper in a caramel shade, soft blue skinny jeans and chocolate brown boots.
Animal print doesn't have to be a theatrical and dramatic style that only works on the catwalk. It can exude class and sophistication when it is worn with a little subtlety and attention to detail. So why not try adding a little touch of animal to your spring and summer wardrobe? Animal prints are highly wearable, versatile and timeless. Before you know it you'll be incorporating them into all sorts of outfits.
Shop Our New Animal Prints
Exclusively designed by us, The Safari Set of three cashmere and silk scarves features playful prints depicting wild and wonderful stylised animal scenes. In monochrome tones this Wild at Heart silk scarf shows elephants, leopards and crested cranes in a jungle setting. Crafted from a soft blend of cashmere and silk it is finished with grey and light terracotta borders Soft, light and chic it will add a touch of fun to year round dressing.
Snake Print Cashmere & Silk Scarf
This richly toned snake print cashmere and silk wrap has been exclusively designed by us to complement our ever popular and growing collection of animal print scarves and wraps. In warm tones of brown, amber, black and cream it should suit lovers of neutral tones. Soft, warm and generously sized it is crafted from a perfect blend of cashmere and silk and the short eyelash fringe gives it a nice finishing touch.
This dramatic interpretation of the richly coloured peacock motif creates a strong statement in this peacock print cashmere and silk wrap which we have designed to complement our ever popular animal prints collection. The black background provides a stunning contrast to the vibrant peacock tones of green, blue and purple. Soft, warm and generously sized it is crafted from a perfect blend of cashmere and silk and the short eyelash fringe gives it a nice finishing touch.