Every fall/winter season is the same old story. There are your trends, of course. Deep jewel-like colors, sequins, fur, etc… etc. But there is one trend for this time of year that stands out from all the rest. I’m talking about animal prints! Leopard, cheetah, tiger, and zebra are your usual suspects… although I have seen some less common prints like giraffe. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to animal prints I tend to lean more toward spots rather than stripes. The problem with animal prints, however, is that they run the risk of looking gaudy. Definitely watch out for over-sized animal print accessories or even accessories with overly busy prints (like mixing more than one animal together). And don’t over accessorize with animal prints either! One piece is plenty! That is why I like the appearance of more animal print clutches this year. The prints are eye-catching, but the size is small. You really can’t go wrong! Plus they look great paired with your favorite little black dress. Check out these two styles I have pictured here! They are definitely my favorites so far!
Alaia Leopard Print Haircalf Clutch – $1670
A bit on the pricey-side, this gorgeous clutch features haircalf both front and back! This clutch is sleek, yet roomy. Perfect for holding your night-out essentials. I love the leopard print with the added shading. It makes for a more unique look.
This has been brewing for a little while now. I will see a black and white print handbag popping up here and there. I have even written about a few. At first I thought it was a “spring fling” of sorts. But it looks like the graphic art trend is going to stick around for at least the rest of the year. You know me though, I love things that draw you in. Handbags are so much more fun that way! So naturally, I’m finding myself liking this trend. I love the bold black and white stripes. But I’m also loving the geometric prints. They are so tantalizing, almost hypnotic! Plus they look great paired with solids… no matter what the color. Below are a couple of pieces that have particularly caught my eye. Check them out!
Burberry Prorsum Herringbone Raffia Clutch
Graphic art and raffia? Who knew? This lovely clutch is from Burberry Prorsum’s 2012 Cruise Collection. I love the flap closure and its raw edges. The print is a bit busy, but I think the black leather belt grounds the look nicely. Perfect for those semi-dressy occasions where you don’t want to look too stuffy.