Wild Thing

2 years ago by


Erik Melvin


Brie Welch

Have you noticed the effect animal prints have on a woman? A bit more fierce, even without wearing a super high heel. And it seems like the easiest way to wear it is in the form a jacket, followed closely by accessories, namely shoes. It kind of acts as a neutral – considering it’s typically tanned brown and black spots – it isn’t so hard to believe. I used to have a pair of leopard sneakers I loved and wore ’til they were actually unwearable, and spots that weren’t there originally had somehow migrated their way into the pattern.

But it’s the coat / jacket that’s really been on my mind. If you were to look at my eBay watch list you would find multiple versions: faux fur vintage, calf hair new, and a weird vest that just feels right. You know?

But like the animals these prints are based off of, you can’t help but feel a bit empowered while wearing them. Empowered to feel sophisticated, to feel gutsy, to feel like a woman! As a matter of fact, I think it was Shania Twain who said that last part and she loved animal prints too!

animal instinct garance dore photo

animal instinct garance dore photo

animal instinct garance dore photo

animal instinct garance dore photo

On Pamela: Calf-Hair Jacket, r13 ; Houndstooth Skirt, Alexander Wang ; Bag, Bottega Veneta ; Shoes, Lika Mimika // On Hanna: Dress, Tibi ; Tiger Print Coat, Adam Lippes ; Pointed Toe Flats, No.21 // On Kat: Leopard Car Coat, Alexander Wang ; White Shirt, T by Alexander Wang ; Jeans, Mother ; White Heels, Adam Lippes x Manolo Blahnik ; Bag, Lanvin // On Elle : Coat, Lanvin ; Sneakers, Jerome Dreyfuss


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