FASHION TIPS: 5 ways to wear animal print in 2019

Arlene Costello


Arlene Costello


FASHION TIPS: 5 ways to wear animal print in 2019

FASHION TIPS: 5 ways to wear animal print in 2019

We have teamed up with local fashion and lifestyle blogger Arlene Costello from The Style Flamingos to bring Offaly Express readers the latest from the world of style every week. 

Animal print is one of the biggest trends for 2019! It was massive last year and continues to be one of fashion's hottest must-haves!

This isn't a new trend; it has in fact been around for many decades - it really is one of those perennial trends and can be very chic and stylish! 

The Royals are proof that animal print can be timeless and elegant - Queen Elizabeth herself has been photographed wearing a leopard print coat. 

And how stunning does Princess Diana look in her leopard print dress, or Kate Middleton looking effortlessly chic in animal print!

Meghan Markle reminds us that we can simply add the trend to our footwear to stay current in our style!

We really don’t need to go head to toe leopard print but these prints were everywhere on the catwalks for Spring Summer 2019 from designers like Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham and Saint Laurent!

This trend has been transformed and brought to us by many of our high street favourites too! You might think of animal print as a little Kat Slater or hard to wear, so I want to share five ways to style it out and add it effortlessly to your wardrobe this year.

1. Footwear 

I had to start with shoes as I am totally obsessed! I will admit when it comes to the animal print trend I wasn't too sure if I wanted to incorporate it into my shoe collection. It all changed when I found the most perfect Aquazzura inspired heels in the faux snake print - I am literally in love!

This shoe is definitely a way of bringing animal print to your style in a chic and sophisticated way! I would style these with a sleek all-black outfit. If you are more of a flats girl then you could consider some pretty ballerina pumps.

Designers like Chloe are trending with fab snake print cut out boots. There are lots of high street alternatives when it comes to cowboy or Chelsea boot styles! Wear animal print and the cowboy style and you are ticking off two of 2019's biggest fashion

Wear any of these boots with skinny jeans and a jumper for a relaxed, comfy and on trend everyday outfit!
Opt for heels to style up for the office or a night out! If you are planning a holiday stay on trend with some print sandals.

2. Accessories

If you are not into wearing animal print clothes you can always opt for the print in your accessories. It is an effective way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe. Why not opt for a handbag to add a trendy addition to your outfit? Here are some fab examples.

A scarf is something to keep you warm but can also be a way of adding a chic and trendy piece to perhaps a simple outfit!

Gucci is inspiring many of us with their beautiful and stylish take on the trend! 

Maybe a trendy umbrella is as far as you want to take the trend! 

You could wear a nice print scarf/headband and again tick two big trends at once!

Or what about a nice print belt to add some chic to your favourite jeans or skirt!

3. Skirts

I am absolutely loving the midi skirt, especially in a satin fabric. I really like this animal print version I picked up recently. It is so easy to style up and down.

I styled with a slogan t-shirt, leather jacket and thigh high boots for a more relaxed vibe! Then I styled
with a black lace sleeve polo and sock boots for a slightly dressier look.

See some great options available in stores now over @thestylefamingos on Instagram. 

4. Dresses

Animal print dresses are everywhere this season! The queen of fashion Victoria Beckham has included the trend in her 2018 fall collection! Here she is looking super stylish wearing her own design!

Other celebs like Kim Kardashian are also jumping on the trend too, and there are some great options in the high street stores and online. Leopard print and zebra print are simply stunning, so maybe consider adding a dress to your wardrobe to keep you on trend this season!

5. Coats

A good coat is a style staple so why not pick up a statement animal print version to make you stand out! Victoria Beckham’s fall collection includes a stunning leopard print coat!

We can also see the animal print trend on coats in the collection of other designers like Tom Ford and Miu Miu, but here are some more affordable options from River Island and Littlewoods.

For more on these looks and the latest content from The Style Flamingos, visit  or @thestyleflamingos on Instagram.

Stay tuned to for more fashion tips in next week’s article.