Shop It Right Now: Literal Animal Prints for Spring
It's no secret: animal prints-leopard, zebra, snakeskin, you name it-are nothing new to the fashion world, and will probably never go out of style.
- Marni Parrot Print Scarf, $245; at Marissa Collections
- Cats By Tsumori Chisato Shirt, $106; at Far Fetch
- Jungle Animal Bralet, $32; at Topshop
- Holy Harlot Snakeskin Inlay Necklace, $195; at Couture Candy
- Cat Print Chiffon Shirt, $18; at Forever 21
- BC Footwear Pump, $70; at Nordstrom
- Nekos Cat Print T-Shirt, $157; at Marc by Marc Jacobs
- Gentle Warrior Mini Dress, $350; at Les Nouvelles
- Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal and Enamel Zebra Ring, $105; at Max & Chloe
- Elephant Collar, $35; at Topshop
- Acne Crocodile-Print Dress, $498; at Matches Fashion
- F-Troupe Butterfly Effect Shoes, $205; at Solestruck
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bunny iPhone Case, $48; at Marc Jacobs
But there's another fierce take on the trend trying to rule the current sartorial jungle: taking entire silhouettes or recreations ofactual animals and pasting them onto dresses, jewelry, tops, and more.
The fun thing about the latest take on the trend is that animals (as opposed to prints of their skin patterns) tend to have special meanings attached to them that vary from culture to culture. In Russian folklore, the symbol of an elephant with its trunk raised in the air symbolizes good luck and long life. Parrots can symbolize a guardian and friend to man, as well as the power of vocalization. Tigers, of course, symbolize fierceness; zebras can mean clarity of thought.
Click through the gallery above to see the literal animal prints that have us roaring for more!
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