Whether you love or loathe them, animal prints are big for fall, but they aren't your typical trend. A classic animal print (not a hot pink or glitter one) will stay stylish regardless of trends. However, buying the cheap, trendy animal prints will guarantee a dated look by next season.
So should you splurge on a nice animal print or save and wear the trend for a season? This is a hard one for me because my instinct just says "skip the animal prints altogether." But I'd like to play the trend and still have something classic in my closet when it's over.
Since I find most trendy animal prints rather tacky. I know I'll have to splurge a little if I want any animal print at all. I'd like to make a save splurge. In other words, I'd like to buy a really nice small animal print item like a scarf or a belt. It would be a classic piece that I could mix with my clothes. I'd buy good quality (a silk scarf a T. J. Maxx or a vintage shop doesn't cost much), but in the end it wouldn't cost much money. From there, I can see if I want to splurge on a bigger item like a cheetah print skirt.
Pictured: Cheetah Rose Headband ($32) from Anthropologie. I think this makes a great introduction to animal print since the cheetah print really just looks like a more interesting polka dot and the rose style keeps everything girly and classic so there are no worries about trashy animal print.
Do you save or splurge on Animal Print?