Yes, trends come and go, but animal prints are one of those things that will be in our wardrobes and homes forever.
Animal print fabrics have been decorating the royals as early as the 18th century in Europe. Paintings of that time capture this timeless and exotic print.
Picture from Greenhouse Fabrics
While always popular, this season they are a huge trend. And likely to be a cornerstone for both your closet and your home! Snakeskin, cheetah, tiger or zebra, no animal print is off limits this season! So have some fun with it and walk confidently on the wild side.
So how do you incorporate this classic twist in your closet?
Aim for a Pop
If you are not comfortable with a bold look and not confident animal prints are for you, start with a little pop. An easy way to rock this trend is with a beautiful blouse. Great for updating a suiting look and casually elegant with jeans. Great style with little effort, right?
Use an Animal Print as a Wardrobe Extender
When wearing animal prints, you are likely going to keep it simple. Pair this print with all of the solid and neutral-toned staples that are already in your closet. Black, white, ivory, and of course, denim look great! Think of all the outfit combinations you’ll be able to create?
And guess what?
You should wear animal print like it is also neutral. In the same way that you love to wear your favorite black pants because it easily pairs with everything - you can pair everything with your animal print in the same way.
With this print, you can...
Bring on the Bold
For those of us that love to stand out from the crowd, we have some fabulous fully printed dresses and suitings! The bolder, the better, right? This Norma Kamali suiting is so cute, and the pieces can be worn boldly together or as separates.
Or just as easily...
Keep it Simple
Some of us prefer to reflect this trend subtly (okay, not me) and with that in mind, this elegant snake print camisole might be just the ticket and all you need to make your wardrobe a little more interesting.
There are so many options...
Grab a Jacket
You might find that animal print jacket is just as versatile as your favorite denim or leather option.
Grab a Dress
Dresses are a versatile option and can go from day to night effortlessly! I love how this dress is layered over a black turtleneck and paired with boots for a casual daytime look. For evening, the pattern alone makes a stunning statement. Pair it with strappy heels and some gold jewelry.
Grab a Shoe
This shoe is definitely a way of bringing animal prints to your style in a sophisticated way! On top of a great print that adds some spice to your wardrobe, sock booties are must-haves season after season. They work great with dresses, slacks and jeans alike.
Boost Your Confidence
This playful and powerful pattern can improve confidence and give that feeling of “I’ve got this!” I know this to be true. This past weekend was my 40th high school reunion. And for some reason, all of my old high school anxiety quickly rose to the surface. I needed a little courage!
A little animal print blouse and a pair of white jeans seemed like the perfect thing to wear to this kind of occasion! Easy yet stylish. (And by the way, I ended up having a blast.)
There is no denying the appeal of the animal print - bold, daring, and a statement all by itself. We have something that will suit everyone!
Although I am certainly not wishing away the summer months, fall fashion always gets me revved
up!!! In addition to all the fantastic fall inventory, we already have, we have three, yes three additional designer events to share with you.
First up is…
PORTS 161 FALL TRUNK SHOW - THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Some of you might remember that Kelli carried this line about ten years ago. And we are ecstatic to have it back. Modern elegance at its best! The line takes my breath away.
RACHEL ZOE FALL TRUNK SHOW - THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
For those of you that might need some special event looks for upcoming parties and gala’s, our RACHEL ZOE TRUNK SHOW will be perfect for you.
This exclusive capsule has some fabulous gowns, dresses, and suitings. For this trunk show, we will have an expanded assortment of looks that you don’t need to order as we will have the stock in hand.
LAFAYETTE 148 TRUNK SHOW - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
And last but not least, is our fall LAFAYETTE 148 trunk show with all of their trunks and trunks of samples here for you to find just the right pieces for your wardrobe.
So much style going on at K. Renee! I hope to see you all soon to help you find your perfect animal print or at one (or all) of these fabulous events.