When it comes to fashion trends, it is a known fact that most of them don’t stay for long. They vanish into thin air within weeks of arriving. But amongst this sea of a lot of forgettable fashion trends, there is one trend that is still going super strong even after being here for not a few years, but centuries is the famous and highly loved animal print. Zebra print is my current favorite.
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Animal prints are empowering and give you an opportunity to look bold and daring. And just like the past years, animal prints are going to rock the fashion world this year too.
Leopard, cheetah, and tiger prints have been in trend for quite a while now. Not only in popular Fashion Weeks but even in everyday life, you must have noticed that these prints have been a preferred choice for many people. But we can expect things to change and glam up a bit this year as the print that will be in trend once again and grace all of our wardrobes is the gorgeous and classic zebra print.
You might be wondering what it is in zebra print that makes it so special even after all these years, right? Well, the answer is not that complicated. Clothes designed in the beautiful black and white zebra skin pattern give you an elegant look while making a bold fashion statement at the same time. It also gives out an impression of strong femininity.
Long, straight, and closely packed black and white stripes are the main characteristics of fine zebra print clothing. Zebras are a beautiful species, and the prints that resemble their skin is enough to make anything look unique and remarkable.
Even simple pieces like jackets, skirts, or pants, having a zebra pattern are enough to jazz up any of your plain outfits, making them look fresh and trendy. If done correctly, mixing and matching a zebra print piece with one of your simpler dresses will make you stand out from the crowd, in a good way, of course!
However, when you choose to wear a piece with a zebra pattern, you walk on a fine line, and it is very easy to go overboard and overdo it.
So, here are a few simple tips and tricks to properly wear and stylize zebra print clothing and accessories that will make people stop and stare.
1. Zebra Prints Can Be Worn By Everyone.
Yes, you read that right!
You will come across many people who will tell you that wearing such a bold pattern like zebra print is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I respectfully disagree. Not only can everyone wear it, but they can also totally rock it too. So, before we move further, if you have even an ounce of doubt that you cannot manage to look good in a zebra print dress, toss that doubt away right now.
I know that many women shy away from wearing zebra prints because of the fear of overdoing and spoiling their whole look, and that’s a genuine reason for concern too, but there are several ways to don an outfit having a zebra pattern in an elegant way.
Remember, animal prints are gorgeous as they are; they already stand out on their own without any further embellishments. So keeping your outfit simple with little accessories is the key to success here.
2. Mix and Match The Zebra Print With Other Monochromatic pieces.
Dear ladies, whenever you are wearing an outfit that has a zebra print all over, make sure to mix and match it with a neutral-colored piece like a off white-colored coat, or a black-colored bag, or basically any piece that has a neutral shade to compliment your main outfit. Monochromatic pieces go exceptionally well with zebra prints.
3. Choose The Print With Natural Colors.
When buying a zebra print outfit, I always go with the natural black and white zebra print instead of the brightly colored ones. The prints themselves are enough to make a statement and if you are wearing a zebra print for the first time, going with the natural colored print is a better option.
Have you ever seen a blue or orange zebra anywhere? Just imagine how that would look? Try to keep things natural and classy. Bright zebra print can often come across as a little too flashy and tawdry.
4. Buy Some Trendy Zebra Print Accessories.
Zebra print goes extremely well with accessories like belts, purses, or headbands. They spice up your simple outfits and give you a more chic and stylish look. So if you don’t want to wear an outfit with a zebra pattern, you can try and add some zebra printed accessories to elevate your overall look.
5. Be Comfortable.
Last but definitely not least– be comfortable in whatever you are wearing.
The first thing that people will notice about you, even before your clothes, is your confidence. And trust me, you cannot fake it as it reflects in your eyes, in the way you walk and carry yourself. So it is very important to choose the zebra print outfit you are comfortable wearing.
If you don’t like a particular piece, just don’t go for it. Putting your best fashion foot forward is important, but what’s even more important is being comfortable and confident because if you are not comfortable in your outfit, then what’s the point?
Choose the outfit you are most happy in and see the magic yourself!
Why is Zebra Print Here To Stay?
Sure, zebra print looks bold and powerful, but it is also one of the easiest animal prints to wear. The reason being it is a versatile and beautiful mixture of basic black and white– two colors that are tremendously loved all around.
Zebra print pieces are also super easy to pair with a lot of different outfits, as black and white usually go with almost everything. So be it pants, skirts, or even jumpsuits. You can easily mix and match them with neutral colored pieces already present in your wardrobe and give your clothing a total makeover.
Also, zebra print has something for everyone. If you are just starting with it and are a tiny bit nervous about it, you can try simple accessories like scarves, belts, shoes, or even jewelry. It will give you a stylish look while not being too bold.
If, however, you are trying to make a fierce and bold fashion statement, it can be easily achieved too. Statement pieces like zebra print pants, shirts, and dresses allow you to look bold and gorgeous.
And the icing on the cake is that zebra prints even go well with formal clothing too. By pairing the prints with neutral and classic pieces, you can easily accomplish a let’s-talk-business look!
The versatility of zebra prints and the way they can easily go with almost every other outfit make them truly timeless. So go out and purchase some fabulous zebra print outfits for your wardrobe. The print is not going out of fashion anytime soon; it is here to stay!
While you are here, check the last look I posted, it is the perfect red floral dress.