Spring Fashion Trends: Animal Prints

Watching the seasonal trends year after year I’m always fascinated when certain styles come back in fashion. Styles, especially evergreen ones, never really disappear. They just sort of get tucked away in the closet until their time to shine comes once more. I march to the beat of my own drum when it comes to the clothes that I wear, though, I do keep a careful eye on what’s trending in fashion right now. One of the styles that never really go out of fashion, but is emerging more prominently this spring, is animal prints.

Snake, leopard, alligator, you name it, they’re hitting the clothing racks, as the spring collection starts sweeping our local department stores. From dresses to bottoms, the latest fashion trend is encouraging people to channel their wild side by adorning themselves in these animal inspired prints.

Animal prints in the spring is an alternative for those who aren’t fans of the much more ubiquitous floral patterns/prints you are likely to see during this season. Animal prints make a bold fashion statement. They’re more eye catching than florals, exudes an air of strength and confidence when you wear them, and there are plenty of prints to choose from if there’s a particular animal you’re looking to emulate through your clothes. It’s fierce, as Tyra Banks would probably say.

Take a walk on the wild side with this leopard print A-line skirt from H&M.

Personally, I’m not big on animal prints. Those who have read my past fashion posts on the blog would already know that my style is very low-key, soft, romantic, and full of plenty of floral patterns. I’m a spring baby and I have always gravitated to everything that’s pastel and flowers. I don’t like to stand out too much in a crowd and it certainly translates to the kind of clothes I wear. I don’t own a single piece of clothing that has animal prints on it and I doubt I ever will. But I do see the appeal for some women to wear them.

Animal prints, to me, seem to unleash people’s Queen (or King) of the Jungle side. From what I have observed, the ones I see wearing them often have their heads held high and are strutting down the city sidewalks with a sense of purpose and bravado. And there’s no better way to create those feelings than by wearing clothes that are inspired by powerful animals running out in the wild.

What do you think of animal prints? Are they your preferred style of spring?

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