Take a walk on the wild side this fall — hot animal prints and patterns are a quick and easy way to add trendy style. We’ve rounded up our favorite “wild” picks right here in this week’s edition of The Trend Report!
Trend tip: For a quick, inexpensive dose of animal attraction, pick up a pony-patterned belt — you’ll find them just about everywhere right now.
Trend tip: Feeling crafty? Then pick up gorgeous feathers at your local crafts store or online, attach them to some earring wires or a pendant necklace, and voila!
Trend tip: Crocodile-embossed leather is a classic look that never really goes out of style, so if you want to invest in something you’ll wear forever, go for a quality handbag or tote in a rich neutral — like cognac, chocolate or black.
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Accessories aren’t the only things that have gone wild for fall. You’ll find plenty of animal-patterned skirts and tops to choose from as well, especially in tiger, leopard and zebra patterns. Go for a printed silk skirt ($98 at Ann Taylor.com) that you can wear year-round. For fall, just pair it with a sweater and boots, and come spring, wear it with a tee or tank and a great pair of heels.
Trend tip: Animal-patterned silk camisoles are a pretty choice for year-round style. If you're looking for the trendiest way to jump right into fall, do it with animal-patterned wool or cashmere tanks or sweaters.
Trend tip: The snake motif is an ancient symbol of wisdom and strength. Wrap one around your wrist (this one is from Vivre.com) and see if it works!
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, TheTrendReport.com, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.
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