On the Wild Side

I love animal prints as much as the next “80’s Jersey Girl”, but over the past few seasons, my love for the animal motif — which includes, zebra, leopard, fawn, and Dalmatian prints, all of which I have once admired, had expired. Although I might have been over-thinking a trend, I ran away from the jungle, and retired the items in my closet. But suddenly this Fall, I seem to have found a new-found attraction to leopard, and I’m not alone.

Maybe it was the sheer staggering number of designers—including DKNYDiane von Furstenbergand Giambattista Valli—that put a cool, modern stamp on the wild motif.

Leopard print fall 2013

kate spade // DKNY // elie tahari 

image via theclothingmenu

Maybe it was the photo of Sienna Miller looking so f*cking rad in her coat that made me want to go out and get a leopard coat ASAP.

Leopard print coat fall 2013

Maybe it was the recent post I did on the current combination of black and white graphics with animal print that made me go wild.

Maybe it was the fact that the spots are oversized, a bit hipper and cooler than in seasons past, and in hybrids that seem so fresh? I don’t know, but I’m ready to let the leopards back in to my life now for sure and after purchasing a pair of loafers, and a envelope clutch, they are like the LBD, but not.

leopard trend
And finally, tell me this –what’s the Fashion Hunter if not wearing animal prints?
The only rule I follow is one animal print at a time… like all fine things… a little bit goes a long way.

Cull my selection below– click the arrow on the right and it will take you to over 30 items that are just right for now. Wear them on a weekend, to work, or to bed.


Tell me… Do you wear the spots?
Coming tomorrow on the blog, I will be wearing mine…Stay tuned!

Happy Friday! xx

Leave a Reply