Animal Instincts

Animal prints abound this fall
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If you swung full force into spring’s animal prints, you’re in luck – leopard is still on the trend watch list this fall, but with a slightly more subtle groove.

Weaving the wild into the coming season’s wardrobe is simple. Whether you’re drawn to the daintiness of ruffles or the mightiness of leather, your exotic belts and scarves are welcome additions to autumn’s garment game. Keep those spots fierce, pairing your existing pieces with the newer trends such as high-waisted jeans, see-through fabrics, and chunky-soled boots.

Sure, you can still venture out in a head-to-toe wildcat, but if that’s not for you, know that even a little roar can go a long way.

Brown-knit tank top, pleated leopard maxi skirt, and gold leather skinny belt, all available at Oliver Clothing

Multi-colored shimmer dress and Chanel necklace, both available at Monkee’s of Wilmington; belt (stylist’s own)

Black silk cami, leopard-print buttondown​ shirt, black leather jacket, and denim high-waist button-up jeans, all available at Oliver Clothing

Hot pink silk cami, available at Monkee’s of Wilmington; black high-waist wide-leg pants, leopard-print headband, and leopard-and-gold statement earrings, available at Très Bleu Boutique

Black puff-sleeve sweater, available at Zara; black leather shorts and black gold-studded booties, available at Monkee’s of Wilmington; black and leopardprint statement earrings, available at Très Bleu Boutique


MODEL: Ireland Headrick

HAIR : Elisha Smith (Blush Haus of Beauté)

MAKEUP: Jenna Ellegood (Blush Haus of Beauté)

WARDROBE: Monkee’s of WilmingtonOliver ClothingTres Bleu Boutique

LOCATION: Brand Engine Studio | 205 Princess Street

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