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The Def Leppard version of 'Animal' of course as it seemed appropriate..

My sister used to tell me that when you reached 'a certain age' you became a bit obsessed with animal print - however I must have always been 'that age' because I've always been a massive fan.

For me it's a great way to inject some pattern for those who are a bit averse to it and tend to veer towards plain items - it's also a simple way to add a bit of glam to an outfit without resorting to sparkle and sequins (of which I love both too, but I am part magpie!).

Below are five of my favourite animal print options out at the moment..

First up are a pair of trainers from my favourite independent brand, Air & Grace. I have their amazing Copeland in cow print, but these are their 'Cru' in Leopard Print, £179. They are probably slightly more than you might typically pay for trainers, but the comfort factor is off the scale. I have worn mine for hours at a time with no rubbing or sore feet (which trust me is a miracle for my strange shaped feet which I squeeze into any shoe that looks good, even if they make my feet bleed!). Worth a look and they have some very exciting new ranges coming out soon too for Spring and Summer.

Next is a dress from the aptly named, Dancing Leopard. I am a tad reluctant to share this as want it myself, so will have to order asap! Their 'Jagger Maxi' in Snow Leopard, £49 is gorgeous and if you're blessed with amazing boobs you could think about wearing a lace cami underneath.

Unsure if a large amount of animal print of for you? Then this pleated print scarf from Zara, £15.99 is a really easy way to introduce some leopard in your life and the bright colours will look fantastic as you transition into Spring.

This long leopard print skirt from Y.A.S via Asos, £48 is a great choice for work as well as evenings out - keep it simple with a plain fine knit and heel and it's a really versatile skirt.

Finally a beautiful frill detail top from Karen Millen, £99 in a gorgeous blue print.

I hope there were some ideas to inspire you to wear (more) animal print in future - if it feels too daunting (as it can be a really bold print) then try introducing accessories like shoes, bags or scarves to begin with to see how you feel wearing it. Although I guarantee you'll be bitten by the bug and will find yourself drawn to it every time you shop!

As always feel free to comment on and share the posts and if you want to see anything in particular featured in the future please just get in touch.. xx

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