First things first: Just like nautical stripes and florals, animal prints are always in style in our book. Fashion's street-style mainstays, including stylist Christene Centenera, are always down to incorporate a bit of a wild pattern into their look: it's all about how you wear the motifs, whether it's leopard, zebra, or tiger.
So how exactly should you wear them this summer? If pattern in general is something that scares you, start out small. Accent an all-black look with a pop of leopard, be it a simple espadrille from Saint Laurent or J.Crew's classic cross-body bag. The more experimental dressers may opt for a daring mix 'n' match type situation, say a spotted swimsuit and a zebra-print sarong from our favorite high street labels. And if you fall somewhere in between, choose one standout piece to be the center of your outfit. Our eyes are on Pierre Balmain's moto jacket and the pussy-bow blouse from Kate Moss's new collection for Equipment.
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