Courtesy Dries Van Noten; Imaxtree/ Ganni; Imaxtree/ Jil Sander
We’re still in the thick of summer, but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about fall fashion. Maybe it’s because I’m generally over the heat or because I’ve already grown weary of summer trends. But before you write me off, hear me out: There are so many good trends bubbling up for the season, from grunge to ultra-feminine aesthetics, it’s hard not to give in to the excitement. The one that’s been on my mind as of late, though, is animal print.
Of course, anything animal-inspired manages to rotate in and out of fashion every few seasons, but after scrolling through countless runway shows and the options on Shopbop, Mango, and Net-a-Porter, it became clear that we’re about to have a very wild fall. If fashion is a kingdom, animal prints were at the top of the chain across F/W 22 collections. But it wasn’t just one specific animal print that dominated the runways—we saw leopard, zebra, and snakeskin prints reworked in fresh ways. Anyone who thought animal prints were extinct should be prepared to be proven wrong.
Ahead, I’ve done some hunting (figuratively, of course) to show you why these three animal-print trends will be prominent in fall. Plus, I’ve shopped out some of the best leopard, zebra, and snakeskin pieces you can buy right now so you can join in on the fun.