On Trend: 5 Wild, Wearable Animal Prints


ColumnTimeless and bold, animal prints just never go out of style.

As timeless as they are bold, animal prints just never seem to go out of style. Sprinkle a bit of these prints into your outfit for a discrete, playful edginess, or go all out and wear them from head to toe. There are many conscious, animal-friendly options out there that ensure this look will work for everyone.


1. Camel Cashwool Jacket by Thu Thu
Ever since I spotted this oversized cashmere & wool motorcycle jacket, I’ve been completely in love. Trimmed with traditional embroidered Sapa fabric from the H’mong tribes in the Northern Vietnam, it features a contrast leopard print lapel. Despite those eye-catching details, the camel color and versatile cut make this jacket a sure wardrobe staple.
on sale for $638, A Boy Named Sue


2. Foldover Clutch by Clare Vivier
Made in LA from beautiful artisan leathers, this foldover clutch by Clare Vivier is simple luxury embodied. Unfussy and adorned with only a 14k gold medallion, it is the perfect complement to any outfit.
$198, Clare Vivier


3. Leopard Print Organic Cotton Long Sleeved Tee by Stella McCartney
This long sleeve jersey tee from Stella McCartney’s Spring 2013 collection is made from organic cotton and features a great leopard ink print. Pair with simple white jeans and a pair of flats and you are good to go.
$260, Stella McCartney


4. Medina Satchel by Elkarti Morocco
These one-of-a-kind satchels are handcrafted by the Simo artisan group in the old markets of Marrakesh, using unique Italian calf hair and naturally dyed Moroccan leather. The Media is a sturdy doctor-style carry-all that easily opens while maintaining an upright rectangular shape.
$275, Modavanti


5. TOMS Snow Leopard Vegan Classics
These leopard print flats are a slightly wilder version of your classic TOMS. Made without animal products, they are a vegan-friendly way to adopt this trend. Wear them with jeans and a simple tee for a casual look or use them to dress down your favorite LBD.
$54, TOMS

Photos courtesy of the designers, top collage by Johanna Björk

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.