SNAKES & ZEBRAS, OH MY!
Jeanne Beker on this season’s hottest fashion trend: animal prints
The biggest style story of the season is animal prints, and if you haven’t jumped aboard, it’s time to do so. Here, we asked Jeanne Beker to pick her favourite pieces from T.O.’s top boutiques to help you dive into this trend whether it’s leopard, snakeskin or zebra that’s catching your eye.
TOE-TALLY ON TREND SEEING SPOTS“I love the idea of a clutch that’s in an animal print. It’s a very subtle print, and I love the red zipper.” FANCY PANTS “These are fun, a totally great pair of pants with a nice flow to them. It’s almost like a palazzo pant.” SAFARI CHIC ZEBRA STYLE “This looks really substantial and cosy and very warm. It’s got that sensational zebra print that adds a little drama.” CHIC CHAPEAU LEOPARD LOVE“If you want to just dip your toe in the animal print story, this is a great way to do it. It’s a great, classic belt, very subtle.” EASY ON THE EYES “A great way to give a nod to the trend with these Ray Ban animal print glasses with a very ’60s styling.” DOUBLE DUTY SPOTTED STUNNER RUNWAY GLAM “This is Lanvin. It’s a tuxedo-style jacket, and the price cannot be beat for something of this quality. It’s really right off the runway.” FAUX FUN ’70S STYLE “I love this little miniskirt, animal print on real leather this time. It’s A-line, classic ’70s styling and would look great with a pair of high boots.” Milli, 231 Avenue Rd., $1,495, “The beautiful pastel shades for this season are really refreshing and ultra feminine.” Call It Spring, Vaughan Mills, $79.99, Thursdays, 1130 Yonge St., $228, Andrews, Bayview Village, $495,“Such an incredible boot for the price. They’re sexy and they’re beautifully styled.” “The Smythe girls have collaborated with Augden for this beautiful little sweater. It feels like alpaca.” Rewind, 577 Mt. Pleasant Rd., $295, Snapdragon, 604 Mt. Pleasant Rd., $165, Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W., $288, Parpar, 1766 Avenue Rd., $265, “It’s great to see John and Jenn of Line fame, and they’re doing faux fur with this great little jacket.” Canopy Blue, 2582 Yonge St., $750, Rewind, 577 Mt. Pleasant Rd., $695, “This is leopard print on shearling, and it’s reversible, so you get two coats for the price of one.” Cloakroom, 1177 Yonge St., #17, $118, Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W., $635, Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W., $540, “This little newsboy hat is very mod. It’s a nod to Chanel with that nice chain detailing.”