Whether it be leopard print, zebra print, snake skin, or tortoise shell, animal print seems to be everywhere this season. Here at Shuperb, we are all going wild for it. Animal print, and leopard in particular, is a timeless classic that continues to reappear on the designer catwalks year in, year out. Although in the past it has not been considered the most sophisticated of fashion trends, in 2018, animal print is now very much a strong favourite amongst all. Love it or hate it, you’ll struggle to avoid it this season so you may as well embrace it!
High-end fashion designers such as Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors, all boasted an abundance of animal prints in their Autumn/Winter collections at this year’s Fashion Week. Even music mega star Beyoncé continues to rock a fierce red and black leopard print Gucci number on her OTRII Tour with husband Jay-Z, proving that this feline fever sure is everywhere! Various high street retailers have clocked on to the increasing popularity of this trend, luckily for those of us who cannot afford to spend a small fortune on a pair of snakeskin Christian Louboutins, or a leopard print Saint Laurent bag. There is now a huge offering of animal print clothes and accessories available at more affordable prices on the high street. To save you the hassle, we have searched high and low to find the best animal print finds, so keep reading to discover our top picks that will satisfy your feline fix on a budget.
This gorgeous fluffy mohair leopard jumper can be purchased from Esprit in the sale for the fantastic price of £29.99, reduced from £55. It features the classic leopard print black spot design on a camel background, so it will remain a fashion staple for the many years to come. However, if you are after something more colourful, this jumper is also available in pink too. Esprit have found the perfect balance of style and comfort with this jumper, so it would be a great item to purchase ready for the colder months that always seem to come round sooner than we think (and hope!). Like Esprit, who have styled the item with a pair of black leather look trousers, we too would recommend pairing the jumper with black skinny jeans or a skirt, and the same goes for most animal print clothing and accessories. Making a statement is easily done when incorporating animal print into your wardrobe, but as with any bold fashion trend, there is a fine line, so we advise you to keep things simple elsewhere in the outfit. Let the animal print do the talking.
If you are on the hunt for something a little more fun and playful then opt for this bright and colourful cami from ASOS that is sure to elevate any outfit. We love the abstract leopard print that offers an exciting twist on the more classic leopard print design. Despite its eccentricity, this top is a surprisingly versatile piece. It would be perfect for that smart/casual dress code that we all sometimes struggle with, and now on sale at £15, you can’t really go wrong. Whether you are going out for a few drinks with your friends or heading to the beach on your summer holiday, this top can very easily be dressed up with a pair of heels, or down with some denim shorts. It will also work perfectly for outings where you just want to wear a nice top and jeans, and you’ll be turning heads wherever you go.
Despite leopard print being the most popular choice of animal print, snakeskin is certainly making a strong comeback too. We love these smart cropped snakeskin trousers available on ASOS that would be ideal for more formal occasions. Team with a crisp white shirt and black heels for an ultra-sophisticated look. If you are feeling brave, ASOS also stock a blazer in the same print, which would make a fabulous two-piece set. Click here if you wish to take a look.
Are you heading to a wedding this summer? If so, this beautiful Jaegar jersey number would be just perfect. Its unique spin on the classic zebra print design substitutes the more conventional black and white graphics for a more vibrant colour palette of aqua blues, adopting a fun and colourful, but equally glam and classy look. We recommend styling this piece with a pair of silver heels and silver accessories to tie the outfit together. Animal Print is proving to be incredibly versatile, and this dress can very easily be dressed down by throwing on a pair of sandals. Even better, it is currently in the sale reduced from £99 to £65, which is an absolute steal if you ask us.
We think one of the best ways to pull off the animal print trend is through your choice of outerwear. If you’re looking to make a real statement, check out this amazing cow print denim jacket from Boohoo. Simply throw on the jacket over an all-black outfit and you’re ready to go. A denim jacket is the perfect transitional piece ideal for this time of year when you may need an extra layer. If you’re really digging the cow print, Boohoo have a wide range of cow print clothing over on their website, so be sure to take a look. You can also complete this look with the matching skirt, which would be great for festival wear.
Here at Shuperb, we stock a huge range of animal print footwear for both men and women. From Birkenstocks to Fitflops™, we’ve got the animal print trend covered with all of the best brands. Some of our personal favourites include these Rieker sandals that feature a subtle snakeskin pattern on the straps. They are incredibly easy to style due to their neutral beige colour, meaning you can pair these shoes with just about anything! Rieker pride themselves on their footwear’s anti-stress comfort technology, so your feet will be in for a treat with these sandals. If these have taken your fancy then you’re in luck because we are currently offering a 29% discount on this particular design, but you’ll have to move quickly to catch these before they sell out!
If a slip on is more your thing, then take a look at these adorable ladies Sloane sandals by Crocs. Crocs are rated highly for their comfort, and this style is of no exception. Their 1.25-inch platform sole, patented croslite footbed, and flexible cross-strap offer all-day cushioning, without cutting back on style. We think these would be a great choice if you are jetting off on holiday because they can be slipped on and off easily, and are perfect for lounging around the pool.
You will have no trouble finding tortoise shell accessories on the high-street this season. We love this particular pair of sunglasses from Oliver Bonas. They are reasonably priced at £22, proving that it is very easy to get a designer look without the high price tag. Not only is tortoise shell effortlessly chic and elegant, but it is also incredibly versatile, allowing you to style these sunglasses with almost any outfit you choose.
At £89, this snakeskin Toni shopper bag from Mint Velvet is positioned on the higher end of the price scale. However, we consider it an investment piece that will never go out of fashion. Its simple colour scheme and large size mean its versatile and practical, so we think it’s well worth the splurge. The bag is real leather, and the attention to detail is immaculate. When paired with a head to toe monochrome outfit, this bag will elevate your look to an even higher level of sophistication and class, making it a real staple in any fashion lover’s wardrobe.
And there we have it – our favourite high-street animal print finds. If like us, you’re a shoe lover more than anything, we have a huge selection of animal print footwear for both men and women over on our website, so be sure to take a look. What has been your favourite animal print purchase? Is there anything you have seen in this post that you would love to snap up yourself? We would love to know in the comments section below!