Don't fear animal print, here's how to embrace it (and not look out of place)
Prints can be daunting in menswear, especially if you're not the showy, ostentatious type.
But animal print is just one of those style moves that seems to constantly resurface in a variety of ways; it's high time you try it out for yourself. Don't be intimidated—all you need is a printed sneaker or a shirt you can layer to incorporate it.
Here are some of the best ways to pull it off:
Tiger Print Collar Shirt
Camp collar shirts are still going strong as one of the best options for spring. This one looks cool on its own or layered with a black denim jacket.
Printed Vans Eras are classics. Wear them with all black, or black and white.
Animal Jacquard Sweatshirt
This Zara sweater has a solid navy grounding, which makes it feel a little less busy than an all-over print. Wear it with navy pants.
When in doubt of how to pull off a new print or colour, a sneaker is an easy way to do it. Especially one in a shape as familiar as a Chuck 70.
Apex Leopard Print Shirt
Allsaints does a printed shirt well. This is an easy way to style it, too—leave it open over a plain tee to break up the print.
1461 Zebra Shoe
For when you can't wear a sneaker, but still need something fun.
Tiger Print Camp Shirt
Swap out your normal dress shirt for this and you've got yourself an entirely new look.
If you're not one for something showy, a subtle stripe is just enough animalistic detailing.
Camp Collar Shirt
Animal print goes beyond just tigers and leopards. Marine life counts, too.