Fall’s Most Sophisticated Animal Print Options

Friday, August 30, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

When is animal print not cool? Pretty much never.

It’s the eternal, ever-evolving trend that most gals love. For some reason, it’s a print that women from all walks of life admire. Whether you are Gwen Stefani and in the punk rock world or a conservative diva, animal print seems to appeal to all.

Today’s features are going to be focusing on the more sophisticated side of animal print with a splash of fun. But then again, when is animal print not fun?

Starting off with boots seemed to be a good approach to the season. Therefore, my first feature is a Dolce Vita boot that will be a great accent piece to complete a dark legging or that fall dress. The red outline and heel, and the tiger print detail give this boot ultimate sass without looking too funky.

DV by Dolce Vita Fife Boot

→ Buy the DV by Dolce Vita Fife Boot, $128.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Pencil skirts are always a great way to look classy, but can sometimes be uncomfortable. Try a tube option from Topshop. This knee-length skirt can be done up to perfection with black pointy patent leather shoes and solidified with a black tuxedo jacket.

Then, if you feel a little punky on the weekends, wear it over leggings with chunky boots and an eccentric solid colored top. Whatever way you choose to go, one thing is for sure - you will be comfortable.

Topshop Striped Animal Print Tube Skirt

→ Buy the Topshop Striped Animal Print Tube Skirt, $45.00, at us.topshop.com.

Okay, so maybe my next choice isn’t “sophisticated,” but I couldn’t avoid featuring it. The leopard skinny jeans are likely too loud for work, but can definitely be toned down if needed.

I love the zipper accents on the pant leg. It's got that hipster flair that’s seen less frequently. Gwen Stefani would rock out in this skinny pant. Wear with architectural shoes or boots with personality to keep up with this hot pant.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leopard Print Zip Skinny Jeans

→ Buy the MICHAEL Michael Kors Leopard Print Zip Skinny Jeans, $135.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

I was searching for a specific item for a friend on Tory Burch’s site when I came across a glamorous find for this article. The ‘Denise’ dress is so luxurious. The main golden accent is a wonderful contrast to this elegant work-worthy dress. The pleated hem and the longer sleeves give it a fresh, fall look.

Tory Burch Denise Dress

→ Buy the Tory Burch Denise Dress, $375.00, at toryburch.com.

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.