Left - Left - Blugirl Animal Print Scarf AW11/12.
Right - F&F Autumn/Winter 2011 - Animal Scarf £8
Leopard, zebra, snakeskin and prints of other wild beasts translate
well in all materials from fur, velvet, spandex to silk chiffon
and lingerie fabrics. Animal print is timeless, and acts as a bridging
or updating print when used in novel ways. An unexpected hat band,
wrist cuff belt or bag adds saucy fillip to an otherwise subtle
outfit. Just a hint of animal print piping can bring an
outfit bang up to date.
are the first choice for an animal print, as well as dresses, followed by bags,
shoes, hats scarves and
knitwear. This year we have seen a lot
of coloured fabric prints bearing animal patterns especially
zebra and snakeskin in
dresses and jackets all giving a fresh fashion twist.
Left - Leopard Print Drawstring Tassel Bag £295/€336 Biba at
House of Fraser.
Right - Leopard Print Medium Grab Bag £245/€280 Biba at House of
HOF Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
River Island AW11 Leopard Print Fur Tippet.
Women's Animal Print Gloves
ever animal prints are used in almost every one of the different
trends on offer. If you don't wish to invest too heavily in
animal prints then consider buying a small accessory such as a
pair of gloves in animal print or focus on some animal print
Left - These low cost £7 gloves from Bonmarché
would brighten up any drab outfit. Right - Marks & Spencer Leopard Cuff Glove £12.
Footwear changes mean that low kitten heels, flat block heels
and brogues are showing up in shops and in our closets. These
are some of my favourite animal print shoes this season and
which are not outrageously high. All of them are on my must-have
These animal pattern cardigans could be used to
lift any plain black pants or worn over a simple plain dress.
Animal Print Cardigans - All £18 Each - From
Key Fashion Trends for Autumn 2011
Animal Print Women's Footwear
The key elements of fashion trends for autumn 2011, winter
2012 depend on longer lengths and bold rich vibrant colours in
contrast textures and luxury fabrics. The silhouette pays homage
to forties, sixties and seventies decades of style fashions.
Animal Print Wellington Boots
These women's welly boots or wellies from Dune below right are aptly
named MUDDLE! They are much more attractive than those old black
rubberised versions one size fits all of years ago. The
wellington boot is now truly a fashion item ideal for festivals
and just puddles. Buy your wellies a size larger then in winter
you can wear extra thick socks enabling you to save better
footwears and still look on trend. Wear your wellingtons in
slushy winter weather and at muddy open air rock festivals.
Left - Faith Leopard Print Wellies - £25 - Debenhams.
Right - Dune - Military Muddle Welly Boots - £75/€87 - Dune
Wellingtons were first worn by the Duke of Wellington in 1817
after he became disenchanted with his own boots that did not fit
well with new style trousers. Wellingtons were then a much more
basic piece of utilitarian footwear throughout the 19th century.
Wellingtons are sometimes called Hunter Boots, Gum Boots or
Animal Print & Fur Wedge Women's Boots
Left - Light Animal Print Wellingtons - Internacionale £16.99.
Right - Wedge Boots With Animal Fur Cuff - Dunnes Stores £26.
Animal Print 70s Block Heel Shoes
The 70s remix shoes with sturdy and steady block heel could take
you shopping all day.
River Island Womenswear AW11 Accessories Hero Shoes.
Stockist Number: 0208 991 4904.
Animal Print Wedge Shoes for AW11/12
Left - La Redoute Printed/Plain Wedge Heel Leopard Print Boots
Stockist Number: 0844 842 2222.
Right - AW11 River Island Accessories - Stockist Number: 0208
Animal Print Shoe Boots - Shboots
Left - Dunnes Stores Animal Ankle Boot €30/£27.
Right - Pilot AW11 Leopard Print Stiletto Ankle Boot
Right - Animal Print Shoes - £65 Marks & Spencer.
Left - Animal Print T-bar Shoe £59 (Both Nov).
Left - AW11 Leopard Print Shoe Boot - Bonprix.co.uk.
Right - Snake Print Shoe Boot £29.99/€37.99 - AW11 New Look
Stockist Number: newlook.com
Left - Hobbs 30th Anniversary Kings Bow Court Shoe, Natural,
Stockist Number: 0845 313 3130 -
Right - New Look AW11 - Leopard Block Peep-toe Shoes
Left - Pilot AW11 - Black and Leopard Skin Stiletto Heel Shoe
Right - Black & Leopard Skin Stiletto Heel Shoe £25.99 - Pilot
Left - Mary Jane Animal Print Shoe. Purple Platform Shoes Marks
& Spencer £59.
Right - Snake Print Purple Shoes £29.99/€39.99 - New Look AW11.
Animal Print Court Shoe High Heels
Above - Fearne Cotton 'Rago' Leopard Print Court Shoes - Oasis
Right - Comfortable Animal Print Court Shoes By Naturalizer at Debenhams AW11 - £65.
River Island AW11 - Snakeskin Effect Bangle.
Animal Print Belt
Finally the cheapest animal trend product I could locate was
this belt at F&F in Tesco - just £4.
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Velvet, Internacionale, Miss Selfridge,
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