Animal print is this season’s answer to florals

If there is one print not to dismiss this season it is the animal print. The roar of the animal kingdom was made loud and clear up and down the SS18 runways. From Roberto Cavalli to Balenciaga there was no denying a safari presence. Just like its origins in the jungle; animal print has a tendency to ignite fear even in fashion’s most dangerous species.

It’s not groundbreaking like florals or chic like the polka dot, instead it’s bold and brash. Yet it can be a subtle way of bringing a hint of print into your wardrobe. It’s time to ditch the busty English barmaid connotations thus bringing this print into the new age. Rather then opting for an all out jungle inspired look, use accessories or a staple piece to let the animal in you out. Whatever your penchant for animal print may be the high street has you covered. So here are some of the best bits to let your wardrobe roar with style.

If this is your first plunge into the wild animal print jungle then a little bit less can go a long way. Zara are always on cue with basics that have just enough sprinkle of runway chic. This cute t-shirt will carry you through the summer season. Match as seen here with comfy boyfriend jeans or combine with a midi dress for an instant street style look.

Leopard print top, €17.95 at Zara

The midi is the hottest dress style of the summer (yes you will hear me say this a lot but only because it’s true!). So why not be bold by going full-on leopard print?

Leopard print midi dress, €79 at & Other Stories

Sometimes we need a little clothing splurge to brighten up our wardrobes. This midi, pleated Mary Katrantzou skirt is just the piece to do it. It ticks all the summer trends while injecting a subtle dose of animal print.

Satin trimmed pleated chiffon skirt, €950, Mary Katrantzou at net-a-porter

When in doubt look to accessories to solve that staying on trend conundrum. These Massimo Dutti sling-backs are an easy way to bring animal print into your look. Their kitten heel and Dior style sling-back will add an extra catwalk dimension to your style.

Leather animal print kitten heel court shoes, €89.95 at Massimo Dutti