Tender Beast: All About Animal Prints This Season

Animal print is pouncing onto the pre fall fashion scene. From sexy scales, sassy spots, to stripes and frilly feathers, animal print has never quite looked this good. It’s important to keep balance in mind when rocking when rocking any print honestly. However, you want to be particularly aware of your execution when utilizing leopard, giraffe, or python. These wild patterns demand attention and can easily go left if done wrong.

Playing with texture is a great way to add that extra element of edge to your look. You can do this by pairing leopard jacket or top with your pick of distressed denim, leather, or python pants. Should you be wild enough to combine python and leopard, be sure to pick a darker tinted python pant. This will allow your outfit to remain appealing while maintaining the balance between these two demanding prints.

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