How to Wear Animal Print in Winter


You may not believe it but animal print is the perfect autumn and winter print. Traditionally a print made for a warmer climate, animal print designs have now become an all year round print. This now timeless classic can now be seen in bright and bold contrasting colours, a mixture of textures and cosy knitwear. From how to style statement coats to subtle accessories, here’s how to style animal print this winter season.

Choosing the right print

When you think of animal print they usually think of leopard print, but there are so many different prints out there. Alligator print is a great alternative to traditional leopard print design, with its rectangle geometric shapes it’s the perfect print if you are looking for a not so obvious animal print design. Snake print is also another option instead of traditional leopard. With a more dramatic finish, snake print can be dressed down or up for any time of the day. Pair with block colours picked out from the print for a simple put together look. But if you are looking for an iconic leopard print then why not try a loud print with oversized shapes, bold tones and touching texture. A leopard dress is a great option to try out a new bolder design. Mix a bright leopard dress with statement shoes, tights, knee high boots and a neutral toned jacket or coat for a great daytime look.

Layering it up 

Just because it’s colder outside doesn’t mean you still can’t wear your summer animal print dresses. Pairing your printed slip dresses, cami tops and skirt with a base layer is a great way to rewear your summer essentials for the winter. Tights are a winter essential and can be worn under dresses and skirts to add another layer of warmth while also adding an extra stylish touch. A patterned tight is a great contrast against any animal print. 

Statement Coat

When winter arrives it’s time to get out the long coats, padded puffas and waterproof trenches. But many of these styles can also be paired with animal prints too. Investing in a versatile leopard print coat can last you season after season with its never going out of style design. When choosing a statement coat you can afford to get outside of your comfort zone. With a bold bright pink leopard design, or a deep purple oversized zebra, it’s an easy way to turn an outfit from average to amazing. Simply pair your coat with a simple LBD or jumpsuit and you’ve created a knock out outfit. 

Accessories are everything

If a statement animal print is not for you, or you want to ease your way into the trend slowly then an animal print accessory is a great starting point. Add a bold leopard print or zebra print headband to any outfit for a neutral addition that won’t compete with the rest of your look. Try a neon, bright or contrasting colour for a powerful night time look. Other accessories such as shoes, bags, scarves and sunglasses are all accessories that you can find with an animal print twist that can elevate your outfit and take it to the next level this winter.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.