Animal print is a trend that comes around each and every time. Leopard, python, tiger and zebra prints are quite popular and pop up at Ready-to-Wear shows, season after season. Monique Lhuillier and Michael Kors have both used zebra print within their Resort 2012 collections.
Prints and furs were often used by kings and wealthy people to show their status. Rugs made from animal furs, mink coats and furs showed that the wealthy could afford these items from other countries. In the 20th and 21st centuries, animal prints have become increasingly popular in the fashion world. During the 1960s, many women wore animal prints during the Hippie movement. Now, animal print is everywhere, worn by anyone at any time.
Where to buy zebra print accessories?
Animal print accessories can be found all over the High Street. Zebra print accessories are just as popular as leopard or snakeskin. Here is just a selection of accessories available. (All prices correct on 15.08.11).
Black Zebra Print Cosmetic Purse (£9.60)
This cosmetic bag from Debenhams is currently on sale. Julien MacDonald is renowned for using bold prints within his collections. This cosmetic purse comes with an added element of ‘bling’. The zip top purse features glitter detailing. There is also a silver-branded tab to the front and on the zip.
Pink and white zebra print Twister tote (£66)
Paul’s Boutique accessories have become increasingly popular over the past few years. This bold tote from Selfridges is perfect for those who love to make a statement. The bag features an attractive accessory, a high-shine metal plaque and the iconic ‘I heart NY logo’. The bag has a zip on top that opens up to reveal a spacious interior. There is an internal zip pocket and a Paul’s Boutique charm.
Brown large zebra print sunglasses (£56)
These sunglasses are also available from Debenhams. If you don’t want to make too much of a statement with zebra print, then these sunglasses are great. The frame is entirely covered in zebra print and the lenses are in a dark brown shade. These shades are perfect for the lady who has a bit of a wild side.
Selma zebra print cashmere scarf (£345)
This Jimmy Choo scarf from Net-a-Porter is perfect for fashionistas who like the expensive things in life. This cashmere scarf comes in a zebra print, but it has also been dip-dyed to make it more unique. The edges are frayed and also feature the designer logo.
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