Yesterday, I read both this Loop Looks post about how to wear cat prints (I think we all know I feel about cat prints, as evidenced here, here, and here) as well as the latest IFB project challenge about making lists… and was inspired to put both ideas together! I’m a librarian, so making lists comes almost as naturally as breathing. 😉
The animal novelty print trend has been going strong for over a year now (see my “Trends I Loved in 2012” post), so there are LOTS of choices out there besides cats. How to know which way to go — or even which animal to choose?
Below is my Polyvore collection of 6 different ways to wear animal novelty prints, featuring a menagerie of stylish options: elephants (definitely having a moment right now), dragonflies, bees, rhinos, flamingos, hens, pelicans, swans, cats, dogs, parrots, giraffes, leopards, sparrows, ostriches, owls, and ducks. I’ve also included close-ups of the prints below each inspiration board.
1. Go bold
2. Go small
3. Go stylized
4. Go delicate
5. Go accessorize
6. Go subtle
Last but not least, my final inspiration board features a subtle take on the trend. Instead of featuring animals straight-out, these prints reference them through graphics like birdcages, feathers, and horse bits and bridles.
Besides my aforementioned fondness for cats, my personal wardrobe also houses owls (Gertie, my owl sweater), birds (necklaces), bees (earrings), and butterflies (earrings). Do you have a favorite way to wear animal novelty prints — or a particular go-to animal? Please leave a comment and let me know!