Now I’ve always loved animal print anything so I’m always surprised when lots of friends turn their noses up at me, the Bette Lynch wannabe. I actually think its quite a smart print, easily wearable for work and the like. I’d seen this dress on Jo from Poppy’s Style’s blog and loved it. It’s from New Look and is £19.99 so a real cheapy. I ordered both the 12 and 14 and trying it on couldn’t really tell the difference so plumped for the 12. This dress I love. For me the midi length is ideal and also means you don’t have to go too far with your fake tan application. The material is polyester and has a ‘crunched’ look for want of a better word but means you don’t have to iron it. Worn here with Benetton sandals.
So some further exploration of animal print. First off, full on in your face leopard print with this ruffle dress from Topshop £46. This would be ideal as it gets colder with tights and boots or even stilettos. It’s clearly meant to be worn short so I’d worry it could be too short on anyone but the petite.
These are actually shorts from Zara £25.99 but on the slightly longer length as they class them as bemuda shorts. Great with a loose white top.
So if you want to embrace the animal print but don’t want to go the whole hog with print that is clearly leopard, tiger or the like. Love, love this ASOS printed pleated midi skirt £42. Could be worn now but also with a few more layers when it gets colder.
French Connection have a surprisingly good collection of all things animal print. This Electric Leopard T-shirt £16 (was £40) would add a bit of interest to so much of my wardrobe.
Same goes for this Ali Gator top £19 (was £65) also from French Connection. Really good prices from FC.
I really like the fold over styling on the hem and the cuffs of this Wildcat dress from French Connection £24 (was £60). This would be such a good day-to-day dress for work as long as that hole isn’t too big.
You can’t really go wrong if you’re spending £9.99 (was £29.99) on a long sleeve top like this from Mango.
I looked at this beauty from Jaeger earlier in the season but was put off by the £125 price tag. It’s now a more palatable £75 and its one of those dresses that you’d get loads of wear from.
So if you can’t even contemplate the pared down animal print, maybe just use in accessories? These Topshop Juliette mid heels shoes are a great price at £15 (was £39). This post is turning into a bit of a work related one but again these shoes would add a bit of interest to a plain suit or dress without being too mutton.
And the teensiest of nods to animal print with this Banana Republic skinny belt which is only £9.99 (was £25). I’ve got one very similar from Hobbs that comes out again and again.
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