Animal Instinct

It’s a zoo out there! From leopard and snake prints to zebra and tiger stripes, it seems like all the trendsetters are going wild over animal prints. Why? Because it is the secret wardrobe weapon that adds easy drama and glamour to almost any outfit.

To be honest I was not always a fan of animal print. I thought it was too loud and felt intimidated trying to tame animal prints. However, my mom is a bit of an animal print addict. She always makes it look so chic and effortless. So, I got some styling tips from her. Mom told me to start small and “Experiment until you find what works for you, there’s really no wrong way to wear animal print”. Experiment I did and found the winning combo for me.

I’ve learned that a little bit of animal print can go a long way. The simpler and more monochromatic the rest of your look, the more the touch of print will pop. Accessorize with a narrow belt to draw attention to your waist, or maybe a scarf to draw the eye up toward your face or my current favorite a pair of animal print booties that adds just the right amount of ferociousness to an outfit.

Scroll through the ensembles I’ve created and let me know how you like to pay tribute to this trend.

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine

24 thoughts on “Animal Instinct

  1. Simone says:

    The animal print is such a fabulous pattern and I love it to bits. No matter if you add it as an accessory or any kind of garment, it looks amazingly chic. Love how you incorporated the pop of animal print in every look, very fantastic stylings darling!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Nikki says:

      Thank you so much Katherine. I am sure your comment will make my mom’s day 🙂 Have a good one ?

  2. Pentené says:

    Your beautiful mother is right! I love how you incorporated just enough animal print into each look Nikki. I believe not too much of an animal print helps. I’m not sure that I could wear animal print from head to toe, but maybe just a top or pants, or just a pair of shoes is just enough. Love each of your outfits babe.


    • Nikki says:

      Thank you Pentene. True, less is definitely more babe. Just a small amount can make any outfit roar 🙂

  3. Elle says:

    Yes I so agree. I have always been a fan of animal prints. And at 60 that is quite a few years, even decades. LOL. I especially love your leopard Booties and belt. I love the leopard print, as it almost reads neutral and is such a fun pattern to use in mixing with florals and stripes.

    • Nikki says:

      Animal print is timeless for sure Elle. Each season it keeps coming roaring back. ❤️ Have an amazing day.

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