It’s no secret that animal print is one of the hottest trends for 2019. But getting the look right needs some know-how. We share our best tips…

Get in touch with your wild side by rocking a fierce animal print this season. Follow our top tips to pull off the look fabulously.

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Decoding the trend

This season sees the emergence of animal prints in an array of shapes, sizes and colour palettes. Everything goes – from iconic leopard print to sultry snakeskin and eclectic cowhide patterns. In fact, even zebra and tiger stripes get the nod.

Choosing your pieces

The good news is that the trend has been featured on everything from dresses, blouses and skirts to accessories such as shoes and bags. In addition, it’s available in a range of chic textures including plush faux fur, knits, denim and chiffon.

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Keep things chic

Animal prints are definitely an eye-catching look, but if you want to wear them simply, then they need to form the focal point of your outfit. Start off by selecting one animal print item featuring a classic cut and natural colour palette. You can then add neutral-coloured accessories. For example, try a snake print blazer, with jeans, a black tank and nude heels.

Make a bold statement

If you’re looking to make a fabulous style statement, then go for a bigger, more eye-catching print such as animal print. Then add a brightly coloured item of clothing or accessory to complete the look. Try wearing a leopard print dress with a bright pink or red cropped jacket or heels.

Small doses work too

If animal print is a bit too outlandish for your tastes, but you still want to showcase the trend, then opt for printed accessories. For instance, wear animal print heels or jewellery with a simple outfit.