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How Sydney Wears It: Animal Prints Also Work As Neutrals

Spots and stripes match more than you might think.

Animal prints are pretty much the perfect fashion trifecta. Worn solo, they’re a simple (but major) statement, yet they’re also an easy way to play with pattern mixing. And believe it or not, today’s style scene has evolved them into a neutral. Animal print for the win! While going the third route may seem like a style risk at first, hopefully these three outfits will show you that the print that was once the flamboyant fashion statement of the ’80s can now act as a go-to wardrobe neutral.

Having a color in common helps these otherwise competing patterns form one ingenious outfit. 

Target skirt (similar), Asos blouse, reversed J.Crew belt (similar), Windsor sunglasses, and Charlotte Russe shoes.

Even though I’m wearing an animal print shoe, the neon top actually acts as the statement for this ensemble, while the neutral tones in the shoe serve as an understated accent.

Nine West shoes (similar), 7 for All Mankind jeans (similar), Madewell sweater, and Windsor sunglasses.

This belt has been one of my most-worn purchases to date! It’s much less boring than a plain black or brown version, and can be styled with almost anything.

French Connection dress, J.Crew belt (similar), Windsor sunglasses, and Charlotte Russe shoes.

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  • You looks great...i love animal print. i have lots of collection and i want more....

  • Love these ideas! I've been looking for animal print flats and a skinny animal print belt because they're a more understated way to wear the trend!



  • Aubrey

    I love that first outfit. A lot. I totally agree, animal print works as a neutral. It's my favorite neutral to wear at the moment.

  • munrowe2

    Syd is just plaid fabulous

  • RebeccaJean

    love this because i loooove leopard!

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