Looking for a little touch to liven up your wardrobe this summer? Just follow your instincts, and let nature lead you to fashion freedom. Animal prints can be retro, understated, ultra-flashy, or distinctly modern. Whatever your personal style, there’s a little something for everyone.
From clothing, to nail art, tattoos, and even hair styling, variations on the classic structures of leopard, cheetah, and zebra print are popping up everywhere. Unexpected combinations like neon brights, rainbow fades, and metallic details breath new life into these simple patterns and give the overall look a modern boost. For those who prefer to keep that retro mystique, the standard tans, tawnys, and creamy whites can still do the trick. And if you’re gun-shy or like to keep it a little less loud, toning it down to monochrome and sticking with smaller spots is a surefire way to get that style payoff without being too look-at-me.
With so many options to suit your every mood, it’s easy to see why so many designers, artists, and celebs are re-embracing their inner animal lately. Just ask Nicki Minaj, Mila Kunis, and Jessie J; they’ll tell you what’s up.