Animal Print Is Back—Here's How to Wear It in 2016

While one might argue that animal print is a classic that never truly goes away, it's quite apparent that the most exotic of prints is astronomically more popular this year than it has been for the past several seasons. It was worn by a slew of show attendees during fashion month, and celebrities like Kendall Jenner have been draping themselves in it as of late.

What makes animal print different this year than in previous seasons is that stylish women are getting more creative with how they incorporate it into their outfits, and designers are using it in ways that make it look more expensive and wearable than ever. Fashion girls are using their sartorial skills to the fullest with leopard, zebra, snake, and tiger prints, opting to make it a focal point of their outfits as opposed to just an accent piece, and even mixing it with other bold prints and colors. Even Anna Wintour was spotted wearing a zebra-print coat this year! Ready to work more animal print into your wardrobe?

Keep scrolling to see tips on how to wear it the modern way, and shop some of our favorite pieces featuring the classic trend!

Jessica Hart wearing a leopard dress.



Wear it with '90s-inspired accessories.

Kendall Jenner wearing a leopard jacket.



Dress up a T-shirt and jeans with an animal-print jacket.

Leopard print jacket over a hoodie.


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Dress up a streetwear outfit.

Caroline Issa wearing a leopard print skirt.


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Pair it with a graphic tee and white shoes.

Miranda Kerr at the airport.


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Make it the focal point of an all-black outfit.

A belted tiger-print coat.


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Belt an animal-print coat to make it sub for a dress.

Chriselle Lim wearing leopard print.


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Boldly wear it with red.

Use it to effortlessly dress up a casual outfit.

Wear it with ladylike pieces to make it office-appropriate.

Freshen up your look with a pair of zebra-print shoes.

Swap basic black shoes for metallic ones.

Anna Wintour wearing a zebra print coat.


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Mix different animal prints à la Anna Wintour.

Tired of jeans and flats? Try leopard pants and flats.

Meet your new night-out jacket.

We're sure Brigitte Bardot would've worn these chic skinnies. 

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This cozy cardigan feels very '90s.

These are so versatile and flattering.

This will take you from day to night with ease.

Longer bomber jackets are currently the fashion-girl jacket of choice. 

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