How to Style the Most Classic Print for Fall and Winter

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Happy Saturday, friends! It is finally feeling like a fall weekend here – Football on the TV, a cool breeze, pumpkin candles, and outdoor chores. I’m also taking this weekend to flip my closet from summer to fall – shoes, dresses, tops; I’m doing it all!

One of my favorite things about switching out my closet is the excitement that comes with getting to wear fall-specific trends. Trends like fall-specific fabrics – wool and shearling for example, and fall specific prints like leopard. It’s true that animal prints make an appearance all year long, but there’s something animal print, specifically leopard print, has been a classic print for women since the bohemian movement in the 1960s.

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This classic print can be intimidating. It’s bold and it most definitely makes a statement. Typically we’ve seen animal print in small doses – scarves, pumps, or clutches. If you’re new to the trend, it’s a great way to start wearing it. Incorporate it in a small way into your outfit for a pop of print.

However, this season we’re seeing animal print make it’s debut in a big way! This classic print is being seen mostly in dresses, maxi skirts, and blouses. So fun, right? I found this Michael Kors dress at Clotheshorse Anonymous and love the fit of the dress. I plan on wearing it to an upcoming wedding shower, but think it will look great with sneakers. Yes, sneakers with dresses is a trend.

My tip for wearing an animal print dress is to keep the rest of your accessories neutral. Animal prints are bold and speak for themselves. So, allow your dress or skirt to do all the talking by keeping your bag and shoes quiet. You don’t want any competing pieces. For example, I stayed in the same color family as my dress. I already had my clutch, but was lucky enough to find these Coach heels at Clotheshorse Anonymous. Y’all, I paid less than $100 for them. I say “lucky enough to find them,” but I should correct that. Clotheshorse Anonymous has an insane shoe department. It’s always fully stocked with new shoes that come in daily. And I’ve said it before, but the shoes have rarely been worn. I actually don’t think the pair I’m wearing had ever been born!

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dress: michael kors c/o clotheshorse anonymous | shoes: coach c/o clotheshorse anonymous | bag: hobo (similar, similar) | sunnies: karen walker

photography: fort lion studio

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