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Forget Safari Print And Go All Out With Your Animal Motifs This Summer

It's the circle of life.

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Our closets have been teeming with safari prints for some time — everything from zebra to cheetah — but this summer, it’s about the animal in its entire glory. Whether it’s a tribe of frolicking flamingos, a smattering of colorful toucans or the classic cat motif, we’re moving past The Devil Wears Prada’s “urban jungle” editorial and into Dior’s Haute Couture, wildlife-adorned landscapes. Of course, not all of us can decorate our rooms with hanging hawk sculptures — or own a real live bird, for that matter. But blouses depicting our favorite felines, silk scarves imprinted with the animal kingdom, cross-body bags shaped like elephants... that we can rock.
 
While we’re by no means saying that you should abandon your leopard-print jumpsuit, try a new pattern on for size with our selection of stylish attire and accessories featuring pandas, flamingos, bulldogs, cats, and more — and not just their eye-catching prints.

Clothes


Animal prints tend to be a bit more loud-and-proud, so keep the focus on those cute-as-a-button bulldogs by making sure that the rest of the outfit complements — instead of overshadows — the motif. For accessories to pull the look together, try out some simple jewelry and colorful mules in the same color family — unless you're a power clashing kind of girl, in which case we'd opt for a different type of pattern. Cat on crane might be a little busy on the eyes.
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Eloquii Patterned Flounce Dress - $125
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ASOS Made in Kenya Mini Sweat Dress With Animal Print - $43
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Shein All Over Parrot Print T-Shirt - $10
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Modcloth In Your Nature Maxi Dress - $120
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Eloquii Romper Cover Up - $111
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Shein Goldfish Print Halter Flounce Dress - $20
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Modcloth Positive Professionalism Button-Up Dino Top - $55
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Shein Bulldog Print Drop Shoulder Chiffon Dress - $9
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Stella McCartney Jumpsuit - $793
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Shein Double Crane V-cut Print Cami Dress - $14
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Bags


Animal shaped bags have been the fashion set's version of a stuffed animal for a couple of seasons now. Loewe's bringing back its famous panda mini bag for another round, and has introduced some new amphibians into the mix, while Kate Spade has retired their pink triceratops for a donkey piñata. We recommend emphasizing these statement bags in two drastically different ways: either go full-on Where The Wild Things Are by pairing your bag with an animal-print dress, or go the simple-and-subdued route by wearing it with a chic ensemble featuring strong geometric lines.
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Kate Spade Haute Stuff Penny The Piñata Leather Shoulder Bag - $498
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Shein Crane Embroidery Design Crossbody Bag - $15
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Loewe Panda Mini Bag - $1,290
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Shein Cat Ear Embroidery Detail Shoulder Bag - $20
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Loewe Elephant Purse - $380
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Shein Embroidery Detail Swan Shaped Chain Bag - $19
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Loewe Frog Shaped Purse - $380
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Kenzo I Love You Tiger Tote - $344
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With Chic Tiger Embroidery Clutch Bag With Chain - $25
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Shein Flamingo Embroidery Straw Chain Bag - $17
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Shoes


Like secretly donning fancy lingerie, looking down and seeing adorable animals on your shoes just feels good. Thanks to Gucci and Kenzo, this style doesn't have to look cheap or juvenile, but rather iconic and fierce. You'll find cuddly creatures to adorn your feet for all occasions, whether you're wearing a classy, work-friendly loafer or a pair of slide sandals for the boardwalk. But think of your ensemble like a Parisian meal formula: either get an appetizer + entree (outfit + bag) or an entree + dessert (outfit + shoes). Downing all three in the same meal may be too much of a good thing.
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Modcloth Stroke Of Genus Flat In White - $35
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Shein Apricot Cat Embroidery Point Toe Velvet Slippers - $32
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Tiger Embroidery Metal Detail Flat Mules - $32
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White Snake Embroidery Loafer Mules - $32
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Shein Tiger Embroidery Lace Up Sneakers - $40
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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velvet Flats - $495
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Soludos Espadrille Slip On - $65
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Tiger Embroidery Flat Slippers - $30
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Camilla Elphick Raining Cats And Dogs Boots -  £466
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Kate Spade Isadore Chihuahua Slide Sandel - $110
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Accessories


Whether it's a printed scarf that you can tie into a bandana, or a beret with protruding cat ears, sometimes all we want is a little accent that reminds us of our favorite animal. We've put together a selection of everything from subtle accessories suited to everyday wear to bolder pieces that'll be sure to turn heads. It just goes to show that you can find an animal companion for every sartorial occasion - sometimes you just have to look a bit closer.
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Shein Gold Bulldog Ring - $4
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Lenora Dame Feline Fondness Statement Necklace - $60
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Bee Prepared Collar Pin - $20
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Eclectic Eccentricity Coming Up Necks Necklace - $20
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Betsey Johnson Two-Tone Pavé Black Crystal Cat Stud Earrings - $30
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With Chic Colorful Elephant Printed Square Scarf - $15
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Cats Ice Cream iPhone Case - $28
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Max In Pocket Too Cool For School Lip Balm - $12
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Olivia Burton Animal Motif Black and Gold Watch - £135
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Eugenia Kim Hat Beret - $265
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