Animal print HUGE for Autumn/Winter ….

I’m sorry, I have to be totally honest, I just LOVE animal print!  I only have a few leopard print pieces in my wardrobe which include a rain mac, cardi, Kurt Geiger ankle boots and a knee length skirt but I have have worn all of them to death.

Animal print seems to be a fashion trend that keeps coming back to the catwalks every year!  I remember getting first hooked on this look when I saw Angelina Jolie in the amazing coat back in 2004 at the Premiere of the film, Shark Tale ……

When I think about animal print, I think of a statement piece rather than an all over look.  So I’ll pair my print cardi with simple, black pencil trousers.  My rain mac (which is practically identical to Angie’s coat as seen above) with boot-cut jeans.  The KG print ankle boots look gorgeous when I wear them with a knee length, black skirt with layered tulle underneath. So basically, take one piece of animal print clothing and pair this with very simple, plain, block coloured items and you’ll have an outfit that gets you noticed.

Animal print has been synonymous in the past with looking “cheap” aka Bet Lynch from Coronation Street.  It’s easy to avoid this!  Don’t wear any jewelry or heavy makeup and keep hair glossy and fuss free.

If you really want to make an impact at an upcoming event, just look at this amazing animal print dress from Paris, available at Belle Dress Hire in a size 6..  Photo shows a Belle customer who hired the dress and won the evening wear round at the NIFMA competition which was held at the La Mon Hotel Belfast ……

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