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Animal print clothing is an abject necessity in any closet—and one that transcends seasonality. Whereas plaids feel autumnal and florals feel distinctly spring-friendly, animal prints are a year-round affair. There’s no season to shop them—meaning there’s no season not to shop them. (Consider that last sentence your excuse to stock up on the best animal print pieces on the market any time you so desire.)
Given animal print clothing’s truly timeless appeal, we make it a habit to load up on animal prints regularly—like, probably once a month, or at least once a season. And this decision’s an easy one to justify: Not only do animal prints offer versatility in the realm of year-round wear, they also offer versatility in the realm of year-after-year wear. Animal prints have been worn by our mothers before us, and their foremothers before the; they’re a classic, and their trendiness has spanned half-centuries. So the question of whether or not to drop $50 on that leopard print top we’ve been eyeing is a pretty easy one to answer. It’s an obvious yes—because that leopard print top is hella chic, and it will probably remain hella chic over the course of our lifetime.
And of course, leopard prints aren’t the only thing on the sartorial menu. Tiger stripes are, too. So are smaller cheetah spots. Snakeskin—a 2018 fashion trend that promises to pervade 2019, as well—is also in high supply. And even cow spots are making their way into the animal print sphere. The market’s selection of animal print pieces is vast and varied, making now the perfect time to start your monthly (or at least, seasonal) ritual of stocking up the genre of clothing.
Animal Print Velvet Blazer, $69.99 at Zara
Genuinely obsessed with this retro-inspired winter matching set.
Leopard Print Mac, $138 at Topshop
Leopard print PVC? If it weren’t staring us in the face right now, we’d think it too good to be true.
Snake Print Mensy Shirt, $68 at Topshop
This colorful snakeskin button-down made it onto our wishlist the moment we saw it.
Veronica Beard Fallon Booties, $595 at Shopbop
Because cheetah print booties are an absolute classic—and the colorful side stripe offers them a super trendy upgrade.
Animal Print Dress, $39.99 at Zara
A vintage-inspired find worthy of a thrift store bin.
Animal Print Coat, $59.99 at Zara
Catch us cozying up in this tiger stripe cardigan all day, every day.
Leopard Enamel Hoop Earrings, $22 at Topshop
Because your jewelry selection wants in on the animal print thing, too.
Cow Faux Shearling Crop Jacket, $110 at Topshop
We told you cow spots were making their way into the zeitgeist.
L’Academie the Serpent Leather Trench Coat, $798 at Revolve
BRB, buying this trench—and the matching mini skirt. (And the matching pants, too.)
New Look Tie-Front Animal Print Blouse, $32 at ASOS
The blend of tiny cheetah spots and bigger leopard spots makes this button-down a force to be reckoned with.
Dolve & Gabbana Tiger-Print Faux Fur Mary Janes, $437.50 at Net-a-Porter
Two words: Fuzzy. Heels.
Majorelle Ryder Jacket, $258 at Revolve
Because colorful leopard prints are just as fun as (though slightly less timeless than) their neutral counterparts.
Animal Print Sweatshirt, $29.90 at Zara
Because sometimes a pop of animal print is all you need.
Animal Print Dress, $49.90 at Zara
This trendy snakeskin dress is perfect for the office, date night and everything in between.
Poolside Bags Leopard Print Straw Belt Bag, $225 at Shopbop
This little leopard print straw number is absolutely our favorite iteration of the belt bag trend.
City Animal Print Maxi Tea Dress, $48 at ASOS
A classic pattern in an unexpected silhouette? We’re sold.
Whistles Limited Milla Animal Print Jumpsuit, $290 at ASOS
Basically an abstract artist’s take on tiger stripes.
Geena Block Heel Court Shoes, $120 at Topshop
Because if you don’t already own a pair of animal print shoes, now’s the perfect opportunity to stock up. (And if you already do, you can always just expand your selection.)
QED London Animal Print Faux Fur Coat, $87 at ASOS
Equal parts cozy and edgy—what’s not to love?
Snake Print Shirt, $68 at Topshop
The sleekest damn snake print piece we’ve ever seen.
Malone Souliers Jordan Booties, $513 at Shopbop
Not positive what animal inspired this bootie, but we are positive we love it.
Animal Print Dress, $29.90 at Zara
Belt or no belt, this snakeskin midi is sure to help you stun in any setting.
Long-Sleeve Sheer Belted Top, $54 at ASOS
The puffy-sleeve trend meets the snakeskin trend—all is right with the world.
Lovers + Friends Speak Up Duster, $208 at Revolve
We can’t be the only ones obsessed with super-longline cardigans, right?
Alice + Olivia Dobrey Snake-Print Zip Booties, $450 at Neiman Marcus
We never met a statement shoe we didn’t like. Especially not a snakeskin statement shoe.
Animal Print Pants, $22.99 at Zara
I mean, who doesn’t want animal print knit pants?
Animal Print Sequin Dress, $29.99 at Zara
Oh yeah, animal print sequins are totally on the menu.
Lioness Cypress Pant, $61 at Revolve
Snakeskin. Joggers. Need we say more?
Animal Print Leather Belt, $19.99 at Zara
The ultimate statement belt—and one you’ll surely wear for years to come.
Abstract Animal Shirt, $68 at Topshop
The more saturated animal prints we can get our hands on, the better.
Animal Print Scarf Wrap Two-Piece, $48 at ASOS
Come to think of it, the scarf print trend did need a little animal print flair.
LPA Trench 415, $728 at Revolve
Snakeskin trenches are officially our new favorite thing.
Animal Print Sweater, $35.99 at Zara
Tiger stripes are such an underrated print. Give them the love they deserve.
Clare V. Foldover Clutch, $235 at Revolve
Snakeskin clutches offer a subtle way to sport the trend without over-the-top reptilian.
Animal Print Dress, $22.99 at Zara
A cheetah print wrap midi was the variation on the classic animal print dress you didn’t know you needed.
LPA Leather High-Waist Pant, $498 at Revolve
The perfect going-out pant for frigid temperatures.
John & Jenn by Line Logan Jacket, $207 at Revolve
Possibly the coolest leopard print faux fur coat we’ve ever encountered.
Vince Camuta Creestal Bootie, $139 at Revolve
Introducing: your new favorite form of leather.
Lovers + Friends Ellie Cheetah Print Ruffle Midi Dress, $97 at Neiman Marcus
Such a perfect party dress.
Faux Fur Animal Print Vest, $59.99 at Zara
Faux fur vests are officially a thing—and they’re cute.
I.AM.GIA Kenzie Bodysuit, $80 at Revolve
Catch us wearing this to the bar, the club, everywhere.
Avec Les Filles Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, $199 at Urban Outfitters
More colorful animal prints, because let’s be honest, colorful animal prints are fun.
Le Superbe Liza Fitted Cropped Sequin Top, $365 at Neiman Marcus
Sequins, feathers and cheetah print spots—oh my.
Jeri Court Shoes, $115 at Topshop
Kitten spots on kitten heels—a match made in heaven.
Cupcakes and Cashmere Jola Dress, $118 at Revolve
Easy to pair with tights for cold-weather wear. Easy to pair without tights for warmer temperatures.
Denim x Alexander Wang Daze Leopard Jacket, $495 at Revolve
Who needs a denim jacket when you could have a leopard print denim jacket? Well, maybe we’ll just take both.
Leopard Print Sequin Bodysuit, $33 at Topshop
You probably didn’t realize you needed a leopard print sequin bodysuit until you saw this piece. But now that you’ve seen it, you want it, right?
Avec Les Filles Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, $239 at Urban Outfitters
Subtle saturation—for the person who prefers understated style.
Fisch Lurin Knotted Leopard Print Bikini Top, $125 at Net-a-Porter
Because animal print swimsuits are always a good idea—and this one’s particularly cute.
A.L.C. Logan Metallic Twist-Front Animal Print Top, $345 at Neiman Marcus
As far as we’re concerned, the more metallic animal prints we can get our hands on, the better.
Michelle Mason Faux Fur Coat, $920 at Revolve
A longer-line, sans-collar take on the classic faux fur coat—because everyone deserves to find one they’re in love with.
Diane von Furstenberg Mikaila Mules, $139.20 at Shopbop
High-heeled, cheetah-print mules—we’re in love.
Alexander Wang Frayed Mini Dress, $195 at Net-a-Porter
Didn’t realize a cheetah print mini could look so edgy, but we’re definitely here for it.
Jakke Tammy Cow Print Faux Fur Coat, $237 at Urban Outfitters
Honestly, cow spots are our new favorite thing.
Michelle Mason Long Sleeve Plunge Gown, $628 at Revolve
A maxi you could get away with wearing all year long.
Blank NYC Patchwork Faux Fur Coat, $188 at Revolve
The most classic iteration of the cheetah-print faux fur coat.
Kenya Carpet Bag, $48 at Topshop
The silhouette of this leopard print bag is so classically cute we can’t tear our eyes away.
Unique 21 Hero Oversized Snake Print Coat, $37 at ASOS
The burgundy detailing on this snakeskin coat is to die for.
Stella McCartney Leopard Print Jersey Pants, $470 at Net-a-Porter
Didn’t realize “olive leopard print” and “cute” could be synonymous, but these pants prove they are.
Animal Print Spot Shirt, $68 at Topshop
We truly cannot get our hands on enough animal print button-downs.
Steve Madden Soph Sandal, $80 at Revolve
Party-worthy heels so cute you’ll be filling up your calendar with occasions to pull ’em out.
Square Neck Tiger Top, $48 at ASOS
From the square neck, to the puffy sleeves, to the empire waist, we’re absolutely obsessed.
Leopard Faux Fur Coat, $130 at Topshop
The millennial pink collar takes this leopard print coat from pretty cute to downright adorable.
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A version of this story was originally published in January 2018
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