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Into The Wild

Exotic Animal Prints Shed Their Tacky Reputation — 25 Ways to Wear Them Brilliantly

BY // 10.19.15

Leopard, cheetah, snake prints galore – let your spirit animal come alive this fall in furred textures and spotted prints.

There is something about the cooler months of the year that unleash a desire to be creative and experimental in the wardrobe department. Whether you’re layering cozy knits and luxurious cashmeres or trading in your usual bright palette for warm fall hues, wild prints are the perfect way to amp up your fall favorites. Add textured footwear like Diane von Furstenberg’s bold Abbot Too leopard print bootie or the snake-effect lace-up flat by Topshop to an all-black ensemble for a playful touch to a sophisticated signature look. Ready to make a statement? Go wild in the Elizabeth and James Kane python print silk blouse complimented with a leather fringed skirt, or wrap up in Burberry’s wool and cashmere-blend poncho.

In the past the print has received a bad rep for being tacky and overdone, but there is a way to wear it brilliantly.

Here are 25 must-have exotic prints for the season.

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