SNAKES & ZEBRAS, OH MY!
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, snakesk
Jeanne Beker on this season’s hottest fashion trend: animal prints
JEANNE BEKER | One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker.
SPOTTED STUNNER Andrews, Bayview Village, $495, “The Smythe girls have collaborated with Augden for this beautiful little sweater. It feels like alpaca.” RUNWAY GLAM Rewind, 577 Mt. Pleasant Rd., $295, “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.” ’70S STYLE Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W., $635, “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.” FAUX FUN 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.”LEOPARD LOVE Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W.,$288, “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.” DOUBLE DUTY 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.” FANCY PANTS Cloakroom, 1177 Yonge St., #17, $118, “These are fun, a totally great pair of pants with a nice flow to them. It’s almost like a palazzo pant.” CHIC CHAPEAU Intermix, 130 Bloor St. W., $540, “This little newsboy hat is very mod. It’s a nod to Chanel with that nice chain detailing.”
TOE-TALLY ON TREND Call It Spring, Vaughan Mills,$79.99, “Such an incredible boot for the price. They’re sexy and they’re beautifully styled.” SAFARI CHIC Milli, 231 Avenue Rd., $1,495, “The beautiful pastel shades for this season are really refreshing and ultra feminine.” EASY ON THE EYES Thursdays, 1130 Yonge St., $228, “A great way to give a nod to the trend with these Ray Ban animal print glasses with a very ’60s styling.” ZEBRA STYLE Canopy Blue, 2582 Yonge St., $750, “This looks really substantial and cosy and very warm. It’s got that sensational zebra print that adds a little drama.”SEEING SPOTS Snapdragon, 604 Mt. PleasantRd., $165, “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.”