N.Y. Stylist and Fashion Consultant, Christina Kelly, highlights the biggest fall trends of 2018. Here’s what’s in—animal prints that add texture to your wardrobe!
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to creating a bold look or incorporating animal print is how to stay true to your identity. With autumn right around the corner, Christina Kelly shares how to repurpose some summer wardrobe favorites into this season’s looks such as adding a light printed jacket or shoe for an easy transition from summer to fall. The ever-changing weather leaves plenty of room for outfit variety on breezy mornings with hot afternoons. Recycling staple pieces is not only great for the wallet, but it helps boost confidence while experimenting with brave trends like animal print.
Here are some ideas on how to keep it real when adding animal print into your life:
Daywear: Looking for the right outfit for a playful Saturday spent with friends? Think about pairing tailored summer shorts with a long sleeve shirt and adding snakeskin print booties. It’s the perfect amount of flare for the right amount of fun.
Activewear: Whether taking on the day’s errands or the morning’s hardest workout, this outfit will surely bring some energy: animal print leggings with a matching sports bra. Add a pair of slides or athletic shoes to suit your needs and don’t forget a cardigan for that after sweat chill.
Office Attire: Work days vary, it could mean meeting after meeting or sitting behind a desk all day. Despite what the day entails, consider these choices for comfort! An oversized leopard print blazer with fitted slacks and slingback kitten heels or a simple long sleeve turtleneck opposite a zebra print midi skirt with a belt and calf-length boots.
Date Night: Not quite sure where you’re off to? A satin lingerie styled ankle length dress with a bold animal print cinched-waist trench coat is the right mix for mystery. Pair this cute ensemble with sneakers or leather heeled mules and consider the night ready for the taking.
Nightwear: Metallic animal print skinny jeans with a draped bodysuit or opt for a printed mini skirt and a long sleeve plunging metallic shirt for a sure and certain glam-filled way to take on the town. Style with a pair of block heel booties or sandals.
Fall weather leaves room for recycling favorite pieces like shorts, dresses and even shoes but the best part of all is the opportunity to turn any stylish day look into a hot and fun night look with printed accessories. This fall has oversized coats on lockdown. Combine any day outfit with an oversized animal print coat and heels or if it’s not that cold, add a printed scarf to any solid color outfit for an additional pop and stand ready to take on any adventure!