How to Look Chic and Sophisticated in Animal Prints
There are plenty of animal print tops for women out there. This bold, sexy, fashion print never goes out of style. But would an animal print top look great on any woman? Of course—when done right and with plenty of confidence.
Even if you’re over 40, no one should stop you from wearing a top with zebra, leopard, tiger, or snake prints. Heck, a 70-year-old grandma can look amazing with an animal print top!
How exactly should you wear a top designed to resemble the skin or fur of an animal without looking like that animal yourself? What do you wear with an animal print top? Show your inner wild side and let us be your guide.
1. Layer It
Combine your animal print blouse with a solid-color jacket, a sweater, a vest, or a scarf, or a button-down shirt. It can be dark or light, but the color should complement your zebra or leopard top. A black formal suit jacket would also look sophisticated over any animal print!
2. Match It with Animal Print Shoes
Nothing screams stylish than matching your top with the same animal print shoes. A matching animal blouse and shoes can go with practically anything: a pair of jeans, shorts, skirt, or slacks.
3. Mix with Other Prints
Combining cute leopard print tops with other wild prints always looks amazing. Match your animal print top with a plaid skirt, a pair of polka dot pants, or even striped shorts.
Just make sure to add a layer of neutral-colored jacket, scarf, or cardigan to keep the mix-matched look balanced and not too busy. Make sure your accessories are also neutral in color.
The best animal print tops out there will look even better when worn with a generally monochromatic look. For instance, give your maroon suit and maroon stilettos an accent by wearing a leopard print top. Ultra-chic!
5. Carry a Matching Purse or Bag
Get a little playful when wearing an animal print top by sporting an animal print bag, tote, or purse. Then play with other colors and prints with the rest of your look.
6. Crop It
If you have a loose or oversized animal print top, crop it! Tie it on the front so that top would hug your figure and show a little tummy. Pair it with pants and a coat, and big sunglasses.
7. Wear It Over a Dress
When buying animal print tops for women, sometimes you can get something a little loose or oversize. Mix and match with other items of clothing. One stylish way is wearing your top over a maxi dress.
It doesn’t have to be a sleeveless dress, or a solid-colored one. Add some sass to your dress with that bold, wild print.
8. Pencil Skirt
That sexy skirt would look even sexier when topped with a zebra or a leopard print top. You can put on a denim jacket over it plus flat shoes— so casual but chic.
9. Glitz and Glamor
If you’re going to a party, a club, or a night out, layer your animal print top with a sequined jacket, a sparkly earring, or a studded skirt. This will give your look an overall party vibe.
10. Play with Bold Colors
Animal print tops for women are designed to go with practically any color, but don’t keep it safe. Go for neon pink, canary yellow, or sky blue.
And don’t be surprised if you get admiring looks from strangers, you fashionista!