Animal Accessories: 5 Unexpected Ways to Wear the Trend

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

It's not just about leopard print anymore. Animal accessories are everywhere and better than ever. Whether you wear a rhino on your finger or on your shirt, you're bound to be in tune with a big fashion wave of animal. Leopard has been in fashion for as long as we can all remember, but now it's prevalent in everything, and there is a lot more to see when it comes to animal accessories.

I think it's cute to swing a tennis racquet with Bebe's Cheetah Skirt Short. The black skort has a red leopard trim on the top that gives a simple skort a sassy attitude. Why not beat your opponent in this fun skort? Spice up your work out in this flattering piece.

Bebe Cheetah Skirt Short - BEBE SPORT

→ Buy the Bebe Cheetah Skirt Short, $49.00, at

Pandas are adorable and this next ring proves it. The glitzy rhinestone panda can't look any cuter while he sits atop his bamboo. It may be a little childish, but there is an inner child in all of us. This adjustable panda ring can be sported with some other simple pieces to create a more adult look, or you can just be funky and wear it solo. I think it's a great way to be fun and let go.

Spring Street Design Group Panda Adjustable Ring

→ Buy the Spring Street Design Group Panda Adjustable Ring, $48.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

This Toy Watch from Bloomingdales is hot! The diamond bezel on this ceramic white watch is versatile yet trendy. I love the zebra background along with the diamonds -- this watch really catches my eye. It's something you could wear daily, but it may get old day after day.

Toy Watch Animal Plasteramic Watch

→ Buy the Toy Watch Animal Plasteramic Watch, $295.00, at

My next choice is random, but totally cool. I'm going through a scarf phase, so please understand. This leopard print rectangular scarf works great as an accent piece. It can be worn around the hair, neck, and even your purse. It's always nice to have different kinds of scarves to dress up a solid outfit. Plus, you never know when you won't have time to do your hair, and a scarf can be a life saver when used as a cute headband to pull back unwashed hair.

Guess by Marciano Roar Scarf

→ Buy the Guess by Marciano Roar Scarf, $58.00, at

Lastly, Betsey Johnson is an animalistic designer. Her inner diva shines through her designs. I love her crystal tiger drop earrings. The tiger has some fierce purple eyes that are vibrant. Overall this is one of my favorite pieces from the Jungle collection.

Betsey Johnson Crystal Tiger Drop Earrings

→ Buy the Betsey Johnson Crystal Tiger Drop Earrings, $45.00, at

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.