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AW18 Trend Spotlight: Animal Attraction

 IMAGE L-R: Oliver Bonas, Zara, Topshop

IMAGE L-R: Oliver Bonas, Zara, Topshop

Leopard print is undeniably a staple in every Fashionistas wardrobe but this season, designers have brought more than just a token big cat print or two to the runway. The message is clear: more is more (and then throw in some more for good measure).

For the leopard-loving seasoned pro, go really wild with your prints like Dolce & Gabbana in top to toe – or rather, hat to heels – in two-tone stripes straight from the animal kingdom.

 IMAGE: Zara

IMAGE: Zara

If you’re new to the animal scene or need a little convincing, simplify your style with a straightforward animal print dress to do the trend work for you. Think more sass, less trash, but don’t be afraid to experiment with colour; this season the High Street is a kaleidoscopic menagerie of animalia.

High street hit: Karen Millen leopard print dress

 IMAGE: Karen Millen

IMAGE: Karen Millen

Style Tip: Mock croc and snake effect shoes and bags add texture to your outfit and easily introduce an animal element to your working wardrobe with minimal effort. Choose a coloured style for more impact. LK Bennett bag

 IMAGE: LK Bennett

IMAGE: LK Bennett