How to wear animal print at 50 plus

How to wear animal print at 50 plus.


If you’re thinking about road testing a little on-trend animal print this season but harbour scary memories of Bett Lynch from Corrie strutting around on screen in various head to toe ensembles, then it ’s time to re-assess your primal fears and take another look. This print is here to stay and can look great at any age with a little nifty styling, so here’s how to wear animal print at 50 plus.


Animal print is a perennial winter trend, not least because it’s so flipping versatile and can be segued easily into everyone’s wardrobe without breaking the bank. Although the blogosphere is flooded with maxi dress meets leather jacket adorned fashionistas there are plenty of other ways to sport this popular trend. You can break your look up into separates – pair a leopard silk shirt with your favourite jeans for date night, or try a snakeskin pleated skirt and a roll neck for work. Also, you don’t have to settle for good old black and brown in your animal print this season. The catwalk was awash with colourful hued versions of the print – the brighter, the better.


For us over 50’s who aren’t that in need of making shouty statement dressing a thing anymore and would rather work a more classic outfit, sticking to simple neutrals or winter’s darker colour palette is the way forward. I’m a huge fan of pairing my animal print with camel or black, while this season burgundy is also a winning colour choice. By opting for neutrals for the rest of your outfit, your print piece is left to do all the talking.

animal-print-at-50-plus-notesfromastylistAnimal print skirt Alice & Olivia, camel knit Massimo Dutti, Sophie Hulme bag (old but this season one here), Marks & Spencer boots.

However if even that much print is making you break out in a cold sweat but you still fancy having a bash at the trend, then opt for an accessory or two to dip your toe in the water. Think bags, shoes and belts, or even scarves to show a nod to the trend but keep you safe in your comfort zone.

For more advice on winter trends pop over to our trend report here.

Animal Print at 50 Plus… where to shop.


So where to get your hands on this popular trend this season? The answer is pretty much anywhere you look. From high street to high end, everyone is offering their take on this look. I’m loving Mango, & Other Stories and Marks & Spencer’s winter edit right now. Also, it’s good to keep in mind that animal print doesn’t mean just sticking to leopard print. With zebra print and snakeskin popping up on the trend map, this could be an alternate way to work the vibe without following the herd. Click the images to shop. #AffiliateLinks used.





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