How to Wear Animal Print for Event Season

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How to Wear Animal Print for Event Season

By: Lindsay Tapscott

Event dressing during the holidays can test even the most seasoned occasion-wear aficionado! There are office parties, family gatherings, dinners with friends, and that’s not even mentioning Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. How does one stay queen of the holiday party sartorial jungle? Enter animal print: long considered fashion’s other neutral, animal print is a great way to elevate your outfit, no matter what dress code the festivities call for. It’s just as eye-catching as black or a rich jewel tone, and it goes with anything as long as you know how to wear it. That’s where we come in. Below are a few tips on perfecting  your party-ready look with some of our favourite animal-print pieces.

Stick to one print per outfit

If you’re new to animal print, we suggest starting small, with one print per look. Experts love to mix and match, but we like to opt for understated elegance, such as a simple top that acts as the focal point of your outfit. Animal print shirts are a super versatile way to add some playful and polished look to an entire outfit. 

We suggest: Our Nu Cinch Top in Animal Black or Animal Fog

Pair animal print with solid shades

The best way to keep the animal print the focal point of your outfit is to pair it with a solid base, like neutral black or white. This lends your look an all-over chic and classic elegance, rather than a busy-ness that risks feeling over-the-top.

We suggest: Our Nu Ideal Tunic in Animal Black––pair it with black leggings, our narrow pants, or our mini or tube skirts.

Keep your lines clean and classic

Animal prints are wild and busy, so it’s important to wear pieces that are designed in straight, simple lines, as it keeps your outfit (and you) looking polished and perfectly put-together. We simply love animal print shirts, so we suggest our sleeveless, versatile alternative for both during and after-work events.

We suggest: Our Nu Whisper Split Back Top for it's clean design our Sleeveless Nu Ideal Tunic in Animal Black or Animal Fog. Its simple structure, boat neck and side slits make this statement top very straightforward. 

Opt for the unexpected

We like to get a bit playful with our animal print and wear it where it’s least expected. When you picture putting on animal print, you usually imagine it on a top or perhaps an accessory…but why not pull on a pair of animal print pants for a look that’s a little more daring? Animal print pants are a great way to show off your personality and style.

We suggest: Our Nu Yoke Legging in Animal Black

Be the center of attention with our animal print dress

We recommend our Turtle Neck Trapeze Dress. With inseam pockets, this dress is party ready. This beautiful animal print dress will make you feel like you’re  walking down the runway! This dress can be worn as a day or evening dress. Our animal print dress has long sleeves and A-line that will flatter your figure.

Shop Online With Sympli

We focus on creating a timeless style in your closet with favourites you will love forever while making sure you’re up to date on the latest women’s fashion, using the highest-quality fabrics. We also carry a variety of sizes from petite to plus size. Shop our latest animal print pieces today

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