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How To Wear The Animal Print Trend, According To Metro Executive Editor And Heart Evangelista’s Stylist

You heard that right, ladies. Animal prints are the hottest trend this season! Leopard, zebra, cheetah, and snake prints dominated the Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 runways—they'll be taking over the streets and racks in no time. The good news is, with more brands turning cruelty-free, ladies can now wear this ultra chic trend minus the guilt. 

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Thinking of incorporating animal prints into your wardrobe? Metro Magazine's very own executive editor Kat Cruz-Villanueva, also known as Metro Magazine cover girl Heart Evangelista's personal stylist, gives us the lowdown on how to wear this trend without looking tacky. Spoiler alert: she styled Heart in a gorgeous Carolina Herrera ensemble for our November issue, shot in the very heart of France.

Ready for some serious style inspo? Read ahead! 

 

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Tip #1: "Pair animal prints with something solid."

Pairing basics with a trendy item is always a no-fail formula.

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TIP #2: "Choose pieces in classic shapes."

With a piece this loud and bold, the editor and stylist underscores the importance of sticking to timeless silhouettes that flatter your body shape.

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Tip #3: "When wearing loud prints like leopard and snake, keep your hair and makeup lowkey." 

To give your overall look harmony and balance, let your outfit speak for itself. Keep your beauty look simple, but still on point. Our Metro Magazine November cover girl styled her leopard print ensemble by wearing her tresses in messy waves. For her eyes, she opted for a subdued daytime smokey look.

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Tip #4: "[Finally, for women looking for key pieces to invest in], a good pair of shoes and a skirt are always a good option."

Wearing shoes or a skirt is the easiest way to work the print trend—take it from the fashion expert!

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