By Michael van Niekerk
Are y’all ready to bring out your wild side this summer? Whether you’re at the beach, at your favourite restaurant or killing it in the clubs YOU NEED to be wearing animal and natural prints.
I’m guessing your wardrobe is full of sporty neon, reflective and 90’s inspired clothing, which is still super trendy, but they need to make space for the jungle. Animal prints, skins and furs first became popular in the late 1960’s with middle class, suburban American women. This summer, we’ll see them being worn by people of all genders, all races and all ages. When looking to buy new summer clothing look out for the following prints:
1. Snake Skin:
The snakeskin print has made a HUGE comeback this year. Whether you’re wearing the skin of a snake or the skin of your ex you’ll still look fresh. Look out for snakeskin skirts, shorts, tops, bikinis, shirts, jackets and shoes.
Snakeskin Print Two Piece by Ask Alice Boutique:
Snakeskin print Jacket by KTW Vintage:
Snakeskin print dress by Factorie:
Snakeskin print jacket and overnight bag by Tokyo James:
Neon Green, Snakeskin print outfit, worn by Jourdan Dunn, by Off White:
This outfit incorporates the neon trend as well as the animal print trend.
Snakeskin print boots by Balenciaga:
Snakeskin print suit by Tom Ford:
Let everyone hear you roar by wearing these retro leopard prints! If you’re bold enough (and brave enough) look to buy a faux fur leopard print coat. You can find them in stores, such as H&M but also any vintage store should have one or two.
Leopard print dress and tights by Calzedonia:
Leopard print baggy pants, worn by Reece King, by Kurt Geiger:
Leopard print dress by Factorie:
Leopard print jacket by Esnoko:
This is probably the boujee’est print of them all and it’s a must have. If you aren’t able to find
these prints in the stores try vintage and second-hand clothing stores. That’s where you’ll find
unique and retro pieces.
White Tiger print coat, worn by Bonang, by Rich Mnisi:
Tiger print coat by Justin O’Shea:
I was actually surprised to see how popular this print is, but like Marty said:” It’s crack-a-lackin! “.
Maroon Zebra print coat by Roberto Cavalli:
Zebra print coat and skirt, worn by Esther Adjoa, by Rich Minisi:
Yes! Camo is not an animal print but it’s that natural print that ceases to die. Rock a camo pants with a white t-shirt and bulky shoes and you’ll be good to go!
Camouflage print pants by Factorie:
Camouflage print pants, worn by Reece King, by H&M:
Camouflage print pants by Deck Clothing:
Are you into these jungle prints or are you, like, totally over it? Let us know in the comments below!