The Classic Trend You'll Wear Today, Next Season, and 5 Years From Now

An "evergreen trend" sounds like an oxymoron if we've ever heard one, but I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Animal print is the one trend that will outlast all the others. Whether it's my grandma's leopard-print coat or the number of snakeskin printed items I've seen all over Instagram lately, I'm convinced that animal prints of all kinda are the trend that will never die.

For spring 2020, we're seeing abstract versions of leopard and zebra, while the styling is all about mixing the prints with neutral tones and loads of tailoring. One look at the street style scene from fashion month confirms this.

To show you that animal print is still relevant among the fashion crowd this spring, we've sourced our favorite recent examples along with shopping from our very own Who What Wear collection, because, yes, when we spot a trend, we love to put our own (rather affordable) spin on it. From spring-ready dresses to statement tops to pants, we designed everything you could possibly need to make the look yours without going a penny over budget, so just keep scrolling to get started.


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Tiered dresses are one of our favorite silhouettes this spring, and our Leopard Print Babydoll Dress as seen here is a fun way to get in on the look.


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Wild prints and bold colors somehow feel much more approachable when styled in a monochromatic fashion.


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Wondering how to wear animal print in the most 2020 way? The answer involves pairing it with neutral tones and classic tailoring.


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Rust is having a moment right now, and wearing it with black and white (what some might call a fashion "mistake") actually feels really fresh.


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Another spring trend we love is vests. Although they can be intimidating to try out, we suggest emulating this look with both our Animal Print Puff Sleeve Blouse and Pleat Front Straight Cropped Trousers.


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Swapping printed trousers in for a plain pair instantly makes your look more exciting.


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Take a party dress into the daytime via a structured jacket and sneakers.


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Lean into "grandma dressing" this spring—especially because animal prints are the one trend that has withstood generations upon generations of fashion girls.

Next up, the trendy and affordable buys our editors are recommending for spring.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.