Think animal prints are just limited to stripes, spots and scales? Think again. When we imagine animal prints, we usually think leopard spots. And we usually think about how fabulous Cookie from Empire looks in them. If you prefer something more quirky and whimsical, you should try a pattern with actual animals instead of just their spots and stripes.
Alexa Chung and Liv Tyler attended the Stella McCartney 2016 resort show wearing cat patterns that were cute yet chic. If you like dogs, birds, flamingos or even shrimp, swap one of those patterns for your regular animal print. Even if you can’t tell whether your shirt has a stegosaurus or a triceratops on it, it doesn’t matter. You will know it adds a quirky cute touch to your wardrobe and that is the important thing.
Here are 12 animal prints that are more fun that your usual leopard spots:
From far away, you might think this is a navy dress with white flowers but those are actually birds flying around on it. It’s quirky but you can still get away with wearing it to work.
If you’re worried about your animal print looking more kooky than cool, look for pieces with a classic silhouette. This skater dress is a flattering shape and the owl print adds just the right amount of interest.
You’ll hope for rain just so you can wear this clear trench. Those are little cats, dogs and umbrella decorating it. It’s not mandatory but you should get a cute umbrella to match it.
When you think of different animal prints, you probably don’t think of shrimp. It turns out they make a very cute t-shirt design.
You don’t need another plain white blouse in your closet. It’s about time you added some color, and maybe a sweet animal, into the mix.
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All you need is this flamingo print top, a floppy hat, and some white shorts for the perfect summer outfit. Don’t forget your sunglasses.
Who says you can’t mix an animal print with a geometric one? You don’t have to worry about mix-and-matching correctly because it’s already done for you with this dress.
Calling all cat lovers, this is the top for you. You can dress up this kitty print blouse with a pencil skirt or dress it down with high-waisted jeans and flats.
This tiger print crop top would work for any summer festival or any really hot day. Just be prepared for people coming up to you and saying, “You look grrrrrrrreat.”
There are other shorts besides your go-to jorts. Wear these printed shorts with your bikini at the beach or layer them with a chambray shirt for a casual weekend look.
There are cat print tops, bags, shoes and underwear. (I’m pretty sure there are cat print jeans out there too.) Your collection isn’t complete until you have one of everything.
Jumpsuits are a summer essential. You can go for the popular floral print or you can try this flamingo pattern. The print isn’t as bold as some multicolored flower patterns but it’s still eye-catching.