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A chic way to animal print

I am aware that animal print is not for everyone, people seem to either love it or hate it, like Marmite, but I have always thought that no wardrobe was complete without at least one faux skin or animal print statement piece.

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A chic way to animal print | Black on black with a touch of leopard & snake | Leopard sandals | Halter top | Mom jeans | Crochet bag | How to introduce animal print in your wardrobe | All black look | Urban chic outfit | Streetstyle | She talks Glam | Casual night date attire | Summer outfit | Minimal Streetstyle | UK Blogger | Positive Fashion | Cambridge Fashion | Spanish Blogger

During my high-school and early college years, leopard motives were quickly associated with a particular urban tribe that seemed to favour neon colours and all-over-the-body piercings together with this popular animal print. I would still sport my pointed leopard flats back then, but one had to be cautious not to overstep the line that separated classy from flashy (unless that was what you were going for #notjudging) 😉

These days we see how most designers keep on incorporating animal-skin patterns to their creations and fashionistas rock these pieces whether in the form of bags, shoes or coats: snakeskin, leopard, crocodile, ostrich… to name but a few, and always faux, please!

This timeless trend was never really gone and every few seasons makes a comeback, so whether you are on board with it or not, we won’t deny that animal printed pieces are an eye-catcher and can instantly elevate an outfit if done right.

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A chic way to animal print | Black on black with a touch of leopard & snake | Leopard sandals | Halter top | Mom jeans | Crochet bag | How to introduce animal print in your wardrobe | All black look | Urban chic outfit | Streetstyle | She talks Glam | Casual night date attire | Summer outfit | Minimal Streetstyle | UK Blogger | Positive Fashion | Cambridge Fashion | Spanish Blogger

A chic way to animal print | Black on black with a touch of leopard & snake | Leopard sandals | Halter top | Mom jeans | Crochet bag | How to introduce animal print in your wardrobe | All black look | Urban chic outfit | Streetstyle | She talks Glam | Casual night date attire | Summer outfit | Minimal Streetstyle | UK Blogger | Positive Fashion | Cambridge Fashion | Spanish Blogger

However, as we saw with the double denim trend, animal print can be daunting as it is bound to attract a certain level of attention that not everyone is comfortable with 😉

So if you are captivated by nature’s beauty and are considering joining the wild side but are not too sure of how to go about it, here’s the big secret to get started, glamista: KEEP IT MINIMAL!

As with many other overpowering fashion elements, you can go completely overboard and throw in a whole safari if you want, but for a chic & edgy vibe, I would advise a small dose of animal print over a minimal look: a pair of leopard stilettos with skinny blue jeans, a zebra scarf over a black leather jacket, a snakeskin structured bag over tight black jeans and a white T-shirt.

And as you should know by now, the key to any statement look is to wear it boldly!

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A chic way to animal print | Black on black with a touch of leopard & snake | Leopard sandals | Halter top | Mom jeans | Crochet bag | How to introduce animal print in your wardrobe | All black look | Urban chic outfit | Streetstyle | She talks Glam | Casual night date attire | Summer outfit | Minimal Streetstyle | UK Blogger | Positive Fashion | Cambridge Fashion | Spanish Blogger

Chic with an edgy twist is precisely what I was going for on this night date with my lovely friend Mar, whom I had to treat to cocktails as a payback for the photo session 😛

While I was getting ready, I rescued my leopard sandals from Next from two years ago which are an absolute favourite of mine, then started to work the outfit up: these thrifted mom jeans (also seen here & here) are a bit loose on the waist area, so I grabbed a faux snakeskin belt with a shiny golden buckle to tighten them up and make the bottom part more figure-flattering. Perhaps I shouldn’t mix two different prints on the same look? Said a little voice in my head. However another voice coming out of the mirror said: you rock, girl!

So I decided to listen to that second voice and off I went, animal safari on & untamed lioness hair, ready to kill the night! What do you guys think of the result?

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Shoutout to my mum for stocking me up with the cutest handmade crochet bags this summer!

A chic way to animal print | Black on black with a touch of leopard & snake | Leopard sandals | Halter top | Mom jeans | Crochet bag | How to introduce animal print in your wardrobe | All black look | Urban chic outfit | Streetstyle | She talks Glam | Casual night date attire | Summer outfit | Minimal Streetstyle | UK Blogger | Positive Fashion | Cambridge Fashion | Spanish Blogger

A chic way to animal print | Black on black with a touch of leopard & snake | Leopard sandals | Halter top | Mom jeans | Crochet bag | How to introduce animal print in your wardrobe | All black look | Urban chic outfit | Streetstyle | She talks Glam | Casual night date attire | Summer outfit | Minimal Streetstyle | UK Blogger | Positive Fashion | Cambridge Fashion | Spanish Blogger

Are you a fan of animal print, glamistas, or do you stay away from it? How would you style it?

Don’t be shy, I would love to read your thoughts in the comments down below, one of my favourite parts about the blog! ♥

Happy Sunday!

Peace&Love

Saida

vintage camera icon

Mar Brito

{Primark Halter top & Snakeskin Belt} {Vintage Mom Jeans} {Next Leopard Sandals}

{Crochet Bag – Handmade by my awesome mama} {H&M Round Necklace} {ASOS Sunglasses}

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98 Comments

  1. Kim

    1st September 2017 at 12:32 am

    Usually I am not an animal prints gal but I adore the way you incorporated it into your outfit! So subtle and classic!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    1. Saida

      2nd September 2017 at 9:48 pm

      So glad you liked the look, sweet Kim, subtlety is key when talking about bold prints like these 🙂

  2. Steal4Style

    8th August 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Tu madre es una artista!! Me encanta cómo has combinado los dos elementos de animal print. SObre todo, como tú dices es importante introducir pequeñas dosis para no parecer un cuadro jajaja. Con el look en negro consigues el lienzo perfecto para introducir este estampado que a veces parece más difícil de combinar de lo que es. Un look ideal, estás guapísima!!
    Steal4Style.com

  3. Isn't That Charming

    7th August 2017 at 4:59 pm

    You rocked this look! I love how you added small articles of clothing that had animal print to help jazz up this simple outfit.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  4. carmitive

    5th August 2017 at 9:21 am

    I really like how you accentuated those details with animal printed accessories Saida! Such a cool look all in all <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    1. Saida

      4th August 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, gal!

  5. Dorothy

    4th August 2017 at 2:22 am

    I’m not normally a fan of animal and leopard print as I find them so hard to style, but after reading these tips, I guess it’s time for me to own one. Great tips Saida 🙂

    1. Saida

      4th August 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment Dorothy, I am sure you can pull it off beautifully! Wishing you a lovely day Xx

  6. nikkilivinglife

    31st July 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I love how you incorporated this timeless trend into your look. It’s not overkill just chic. You look gorgeous.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    1. Saida

      31st July 2017 at 4:53 pm

      hi Nikki, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Glad you liked the look and hope to read you some other time Xx

  7. Jaz

    29th July 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Love the Marmite reference, I love it btw! As for leopard print, I prefer more of an understated look incorporating the print with accessories like you have in your pictures! I love your shoes! I agree, I think everyone needs to have a couple of key leopard print items in their wardrobe.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    1. Saida

      30th July 2017 at 8:51 am

      Hi Jaz, I am not a Marmite fan myself but I know what is like for British people 😛 Glad to read you are on the chic-animal-print-please bandwagon! Have a fantastic day Xx

  8. MimaMochi

    29th July 2017 at 8:07 pm

    That snake print belt stands out so much and looks beautifully styled against that all black outfit.

    Adrianna x | http://mimamochi.com/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much beautiful Adrianna, I needed a fun touch for the outfit as I cannot yet master the total black look without looking boring 😛

  9. Amy feller

    29th July 2017 at 3:23 am

    Your all black outfit looks so cool.
    It is very suit for you.

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Awww that’s very kind of you Amy, thanks a bunch!

  10. Le Blonde

    28th July 2017 at 11:47 am

    Me encanta la sutileza de este print en tu look!

    XOLB
    http://www.le-blonde.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Ah, un placer tenerte por aquí linda, gracias por comentar! Xx

  11. Ashon

    27th July 2017 at 10:37 pm

    You look gorgeous babe and what a brilliant idea to add this animal print accessories in all black outfit, it makes the whole outfit more interesting.

    Regards Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/how-to-style-your-old-ruffle-blouse-to-a-chic-modern-look/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Yes, I thought the same when putting the outfit together. I am still not mastering the total minimal look, so a bit of safari helped in this case 😉

  12. SOCIETY FIX (@pharaoh_fashion)

    27th July 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I love this, you look so cool.
    Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin’? Follow me and I’ll follow you back.
    http://www.easys-tyle.com/

  13. Benita James

    27th July 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Not really an animal print person but I love how simple you’ve rocked yours.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks babe, you totally rock your African vibrant prints tho, so cool!

  14. Rina

    27th July 2017 at 8:46 pm

    This is definitely the chic way to do animal print, subtle pops in your accessories and shoes. I do like some bold animal print too when styled the right way. I could totally see myself in a furry faux fur leopard coat that I’ve seen around in the winter. I’ll definitely be wearing some animal print for fall and winter!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Yes, I totally agree Rina Samantha! Looking forward to seeing how you rock that furry coat in the upcoming months, I might get one myself too 🙂

  15. Gil Zetbase

    27th July 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I like it!!!

    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog Gil, you are such a talented professional!

  16. Danielle

    27th July 2017 at 3:21 pm

    i don’t tend to wear animal print but these are really subtle and cute!

    http://www.avecdanielle.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:37 pm

      A lot of people find animal print quite daring and flashy, but not always has to be like that 😉 Thank you for reading, lovely Danielle, much love Xx

  17. Rachel

    27th July 2017 at 2:28 pm

    So pretty and chic! Love the whole look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks a lot honey, so great to read your kind words Xx

  18. Len Parent

    27th July 2017 at 4:49 am

    Love the entire look! You are so flawless! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Hope you are having the greatest weekend beautiful Len, thanks for dropping by dearest!

  19. theluxilook

    27th July 2017 at 12:10 am

    Obsessed w/ the way you styled animal print babe! 🙂

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:32 pm

      Many thanks, belle Amy, so happy you stopped by!! ♥

  20. Andrea

    26th July 2017 at 7:09 pm

    You wear this animal print in such a cool way. I love the whole combo. Thank you so much for this inspirational post.

    Have a wonderful day my dear.

    xx Andrea – Strawberries ‘n’ Champagne
    http://www.strawberriesnchampagne.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Awww, you are so sweet Andrea, thanks a million. I love your blog girl!

  21. Stephanie

    26th July 2017 at 7:43 am

    Looking awesome your shades are classic honey 🙂
    Please see Zulily Coupon

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:33 pm

      I am wearing them all the time, hehehe Thank you for you comment dear!

  22. Fashion and the City

    26th July 2017 at 6:00 am

    Nice outfit dear, loved the animal print details!
    Hara | http://www.fashion-and-thecity.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Many thanks Hara, so happy to read you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by my little virtual corner 🙂

  23. yaramel

    26th July 2017 at 1:46 am

    Loved that you rocked both snake and leopard prints!
    The look is super fun 😀

    http://www.desiringsme.com/ways-to-wear-summer-basics/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:27 pm

      So happy you liked the look Yaramel, any interesting plans for the weekend? xx

  24. Handika

    25th July 2017 at 11:24 pm

    you look stunning with these animal prints.

  25. Katherine Tran

    25th July 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I don’t think I’ve worn animal prints before, now that I think about it. Love it on you!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:26 pm

      I know it’s not for everyone, but sometimes you see it on someone else and you think, hey, maybe it’s not that bad but I would still wouldn’t wear it, hahahah

  26. Demilade Aina

    25th July 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I used to be obsessed with animal prints when I was younger but I’ve steered clear of them in the last couple of years.I’m a fan of snake skin prints though. I like how your outfit, very simple but still cute! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:24 pm

      I was not that into snake skin until very recently to tell you the truth, but I like it because it’s a bit less loud than leopard and still gives that dressy look to an outfit. Thanks for stopping by Demilade Aina ♥

  27. Shanice

    25th July 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I love me some animal print! Not so much snakeskin, but I adore leopard print items. I have a faux fur leopard winter coat and I really like to rock it, even though i was a bit scared in the beginning 😉 I think styling this trend with all black like you did is such a nice way to make it sleek and classy!
    http://texturecharmscolour.de

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks for your nice comment Shanice, I am looking forward to seeing you on that coat. Is it included in your capsule wardrobe?? Sending you lots of love Xx

  28. Ashley

    25th July 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I love these little touches, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Muchas gracias por pasarte y comentar, Silvia! Es verdad que el negro siempre es una apuesta segura 😉

  29. titritmode

    25th July 2017 at 4:47 pm

    You look gorgeous ! I love the way you styled your animal print belt and sandals !
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.thecrispylipstick.com

  30. Shannon

    25th July 2017 at 4:32 pm

    LOVE how you styled this! And the fact that you mixed animal prints without is clashing is impressive!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Shannon, that’s such a sweet comment, thanks a million! Sometimes trial & error in fashion ends up giving you a nice result and you have to go with it, hehehe

  31. Andreea Birsan

    25th July 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Used to love it a lot in high school and in my first year of university, but then I slowly started forgetting about it. It’s probably because it’s not so easy to find, or I don’t know. Anyway, you chose a great way to integrate it in your outfit and it adds a fun detail to an all black look :). Hope you are having a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:19 pm

      I know, it was exactly the same for me, it’s not so popular nowadays and it’s quite easy to find really flashy shapes and/or materials in leopard print, but when they are a bit more subtle, they do add a little something without much effort 😀 Thanks for stopping by, bella Andreea

  32. Alyssa

    25th July 2017 at 11:14 am

    I love the way you wore those cold animal prints. Subtle and very chic 🙂 I’m taking note!

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Ahhh thank you Alyssa, I am sure you would rock animal print just as well! Xx

  33. Kris

    25th July 2017 at 10:50 am

    Love your look!!
    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you for reading dear Kris, wishing you a great weekend as well! Xx

  34. miri

    25th July 2017 at 7:37 am

    I love the way you styled your animal print belt and sandals. You look stunning.
    X
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:15 pm

      dear Miri, thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Sending lots of love your way!

  35. Shannon

    25th July 2017 at 1:02 am

    I love how you mixed two animal prints here without stepping over that line! IT looks awesome! I agree, that line is hard not to overstep. Especially if you’re wearing a huge, furry leopard print coat haha

    TFM Life & Style blog

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Well, if you go for the whole furry print coat I say you own it, girl. I really liked how girls styled that piece last winter but didn’t manage to find one myself that didn’t look too tacky 😛

  36. Vanessa

    24th July 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Saida,
    I love how you mixed the different animal prints! I will have to try that! You look amazing!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Awww thank you so so much for your lovely comment V! It’s always so uplifting ♥

  37. Siffat Haider

    24th July 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I love the idea of adding an animal print belt to an all-black look. It’s such an easy (and fun) way to mix it up!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Yesss, minimalists way to go wild, hehehe. Thanks for stopping by, gorgeous Siffat

  38. Publicist in Pearls

    24th July 2017 at 7:26 pm

    The perfect pops of print… so cute!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you dear Jennifer! Xx

  39. Love Of Mode

    24th July 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I’m not a fan of wearing big bold animal prints but if they’re incorporated in look through accessories I’m all for it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:11 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Tamara, that’s the way to go in my opinion 🙂

  40. nisthasaraf

    24th July 2017 at 5:23 pm

    The animal print definitely adds that extra charm to the outfit. I personally love the leopard print.
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/embossed-fit-and-flare-dress/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:11 pm

      It’s my favourite too, Nistha, although I don’t own that many leopard print pieces any more, just a few cherished ones

  41. Cecilie Krog Pedersen

    24th July 2017 at 9:15 am

    I love this look dear !
    A great way to incorporate animal print.
    /Cecilie

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks so much dear Cecilie, so happy to read you enjoyed this look!

  42. violettedaily

    24th July 2017 at 9:00 am

    I always loved the touch of animal print in an outfit, it adds a touch of chic and fun! This belt is just perfect!!

    http://violettedaily.com

  43. didieryhc

    24th July 2017 at 6:49 am

    I always found animal prints to be so hard to pull off but you do so with brio!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:09 pm

      I am always cautious when it comes to animal prints tbh, but always keep a couple of valued pieces in my wardrobe for when they are needed 😉 Thanks for reading, dear

  44. notjessfashion1

    24th July 2017 at 4:49 am

    I love how you subtly incorporated the animal prints in the outfit. They provide just the right stylish touch to the look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:08 pm

      It’s hard to find the balance sometimes, but so happy to see people liked it. Thanks for stopping by lovely Jessica

  45. S

    24th July 2017 at 12:17 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous ! I love that belt, its the perfect touch for an all black look.
    xo
    S
    The Grey Canvas

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Aww thank you so much gorgeous, glad you liked the post ♥

  46. paula mcclelland

    23rd July 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I LOVE this look! But then I am super partial to some leopard print. I always wear it as accessories, I used to own a blouse but it was too loud 😉

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:07 pm

      I think it’s a print with somewhat bad reputation, but I like it when it’s subtle, and I will admit I am not such a print lover myself 😉

  47. Monika

    23rd July 2017 at 11:53 am

    Great photos! I like your outfit 😉
    My blog https://cakemonika.blogspot.com/ 😉

  48. Neha Bhatt Bhagat

    23rd July 2017 at 11:05 am

    U look beautiful in this outfit babe and those sandals are just wow…kisses,Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com

    1. Saida

      29th July 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Neha, they were a great find indeed Xx

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