Yes, You Can Wear Animal Prints Without Looking Tacky—Let These Celebs Show You How!
Animal prints rule! They've dominated the Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 runways, the streets, and even our Instagram newsfeeds. There's no question about it—2019 is the year of the jungle.
From structured coats and boxy jackets to textured dresses and pleated skirts, there's always an animal-printed piece for every one. The great part? With more fashion houses going the cruelty-free route, women all over the world can now jump on this season's hottest trend sans the guilt. And here's another piece of good news: fashionistas can now sport leopard prints without looking tacky, thanks to today's chicer options! Goodbye old-school silhouettes of yesteryear, and hello to today's take on the trend—modern yet timeless, and most importantly, classy!
Still have doubts about it? Let these stylish celebrities' wardrobe choices inspire you. And while you're at it, don't forget to read our exclusive with Metro Magazine executive editor Kat Cruz-Villanueva (aka Heart Evangelista's stylist!), where she gives the low-down on how to style animal prints, the Metro-approved way.
It's a print on print party! Our very own Miss Universe was spotted walking the streets of New York in a zebra-printed Karen Millen dress. For extra character, she layered her outfit with a muted leopard coat, finishing her head-turning look with bright, yellow stilettos.
Bombshell alert! Victoria's Secret model Kelsey Merritt looked sexy as always in a cheetah-printed, silk pencil skirt. To turn the outfit evening-appropriate, she paired her sultry, polka dot corset top with a shiny velvet coat, deeming it date night-worthy.
Just came from my fitting today at the VS HQ with @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine???? I’ve been soooo excited for this day to come I finally know what I’m going to wear at the show!?? Ahhh I can’t wait for all of you to see it!! ???? @victoriassecret #VSFashionShow ?? @thestewartofny
The Hollywood actress and Broadway singer looked hot as ever, despite being covered up in a Balenciaga turtleneck zip-up. Pushing her hair back in a clean, sleek ponytail, and wearing smokey eyes and a no-fail nude gloss, Vanessa Hudgens rocked a simple but fierce look for the evening. Ah, the power of makeup!
Metro Magazine cover girl Heart Evangelista is the queen of print on print. For our dreamy cover shoot in Paris, the actress and vlogger donned a Carolina Herrera ensemble—a pleated plaid dress paired with a gorgeous leopard coat. Très chic!
Autumn in Paris. ???? I'm on the cover of @metromagph’s #MetroWomenOfNow2018 issue. ?? I feel so honored to be featured along the many talented and accomplished women on this list. Thank you to my @metromagph family. ?? Photography: @iamdoc Styling: @iamkatrinacruz Hair: @aguilarjeck Makeup: @abtkurniawan
Score streetstyle lessons from Bella Hadid, who perfectly nails model off-duty looks every time. Here's how she styled her leopard pants: pair it with an edgy, asymmetrical top, add a standout belt, and wear nude kicks that are worth the double-take.
Actress-singer Lovi Poe brings us back to basics, sporting a foolproof combination—black turtleneck, black leggings, and a trusty pair of white kicks—with a timeless leopard-printed coat!
You can always count on Posh Spice to have her own classy take on the latest trends. The fashion entrepreneur wore her own design—a relaxed, ultra-wearable jungle-printed dress—with dainty, powder blue heels.
New to wearing animal prints? Here's one style tip: pairing bold prints with basic, solid colors never fails. Take it from Karlie Kloss!
Stylist and creative Liz Uy was a scene-stealer, rocking a boxy blazer with 2018's hottest trend: white boots.
Finally, this Victoria's Secret model's take on animal prints is all about comfort and simplicity. Clad in a chic, earth-toned sweater, a cheetah pencil skirt, and neutral ankle boots, Jasmine Tookes looks like she's ready to have brunch with her girlfriends—in style.
Can't get enough of this trend? Scroll through this gallery for runway inspiration:
1—Tom Ford (@tomford), 2—Burberry (@burberry), 3—Roberto Cavalli (@roberto_cavalli), 4—Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham)
- Artwork by Butchie Peña