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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.

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.

SA­FARI CHIC Milli, 231 Av­enue Rd., $1,495, “The beau­ti­ful pas­tel shades for this sea­son are re­ally re­fresh­ing and ul­tra fem­i­nine.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

’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.”

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.”

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.”

SPOT­TED STUN­NER An­drews, Bayview Village, $495, “The Smythe girls have col­lab­o­rated with Aug­den for this beau­ti­ful lit­tle sweater. It feels like al­paca.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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