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Sep
2011
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Tricks and Trends: Animal prints obsession?

Looks like animal prints will always be in style. As for right now, they’re hotter than ever! While all the brands multiply their animal printed items, no one does it like Dolce & Gabbana. Domenico Dolce admits that it is a timeless classic for them and that “it has always fascinated us for its sensuality and feminity, and for this reason, it has become a color rather than a print.”

These words are important and should be well understood. Animal prints’ clothing is not easy to wear. I’m sure many of you get completely lost when it comes to decide on how to wear correctly this leopard blouse or this tiger pair of shorts. There are secrets to sexily wear animal prints. There we go.

Look-Sexy tips for animal prints:

1) According to Dolce himself, when you try to rock this style, you have to think of the clothing item as a neutral, a bold one.

The animal print with an ultra-glam look- Random selection of runaway's leopard print items

2) To make it even edgier, mix metals like gold and silver.

                                Lilly Collins in Dolce & Gabbana. She completed her style with gold accessories perfectly well chosen. Note the shoes as well.

3) Choose toned-down accessories to keep the style extremely glamorous (instead of exaggerated).

Rosie Huntington in a Dolce&Gabbana tiger print- She picked very toned-down colors for her bag and shoes

4) When you have a big event and you’re feeling completely lost, wear a bold print to feel like you’ve made a full-on transformation.

Opt for a total transformation of your look!

5) The key to mixing prints is to either wear the same print in different colors or different prints in similar colors (don’t over do it!)

Rihanna in two colored leopard print by Dolce & Gabbana

6) When you opt for a loud color, pick a classic shape.

Eva Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana - Loud color but classical shape

7) You can balance out a dramatic skirt with a simple corset top that shows some skin.

Zoe Saldana- Beautiful sheer corset matched with the gorgeous leopard print skirt

Now it’s time for us to look at great affordable brands and pick the best animal prints items. For this time, I looked through Topshop’s fall and winter collection.

Coral Leopard print shell top -Topshop for$46

Animal Print Bodycon Bandeau dress- Topshop for $46

Blue Suede Leopard Print Clasp Purse- Topshop for $15

Klass Tassel leather slippers- TopShop for $84

Green Animal Print Playsuit- Topshop for $80

Petite animal print grey crop sweatshirt for $45

Tiget Cutout Bodycon Dress by Dress Up Topshop for $80

As you can see these items are gorgeous!!! They’re all available at www.topshop.com. And for my Lebanese resident fashion lovers, you can also check Topshop in CityMall Dbayyeh.

Fashionably yours,

Lana xx

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