Thursday, 13 January 2011

New Season’s Trend–Animal Prints–Come Party in the Jungle

If it seems a bit strange to be calling this a ‘new season’s trend’, take heart, because animal prints have followed through from Autumn/Winter 2010 and padded into Spring/Summer 2011 – in real terms they’ve never gone away, but do they ever? From a sleek chic leopard print dress to a zebra print scarf, join the jungle trend and add to your collection.

The real splurge of the season will inevitably be a leopard print coat. I’ve tried to persuade myself on occasion that I really need one of these but never quite managed it and prefer to go with animal print accessories – I think there’s a great danger of going over the top and ending up with something you a) might not have the occasion to wear and b) feel a bit daft in when you do. I’ve seen some great ones and also some very cheap and nasty versions. All I advise is if you go down this route go for the very best you can find and make sure it’s something you’ll love for years.

Moschino Leopard Print Trench Coat Karen Millen Sandal DvF Leopard Print DressMichael Michael Kors Handbag

Gold Cuff Snake Print DressVivienne Westwood Bag Leopard Print Scarf

As a natural black wearing person (and again I’ve tried to change this but for the most part failed) the mix of leopard/zebra/tribal prints and minimalistic gold jewellery is irresistible this season. Don’t go for the whole look – to keep it chic and current mix modern jewels with your big cat prints and you’ll be ready to party. Snake? Did I hear snake? I’m sure it’s going to have a re-invention this season and there are some great pieces about…………