You’ve mastered wearing leopard print without veering into Fran Drescher territory and sporting snakeskin like a street-style star. Next up? Zebra. This black-and-white pattern has been giving other animal prints a run for their money, and we’re willing to bet it won’t go back into hiding any time soon. Here, six fabulous ways to rock the stripes.
Move Over, Leopard: *This* Animal Print Is the New King of the Wild
Start With Accessories
The best way to dip a toe into the trend is by stepping into a pair of safari-inspired shoes. Top-handle bags, silk scarves or wide headbands are all equally easy ways to test it out.
Swap Out Your Jeans
Casual chambray, brown suede or a crisp white tee will all look just as good with zebra print as your go-to denim, but it offers a more interesting palette perfect for spring and summer.
Don’t Be Afraid To Mix Patterns
Let’s be honest, zebra print isn’t exactly subtle. Avoid creating a look that’s too busy by choosing small-scale prints that come in fewer than three colors. Save your bold rainbow-hued florals for another day.
Think Outside The Black-and-white Box
Brown stripes are just as versatile, but totally unnatural shades like red or purple can also be a super-fun way to turn up the volume on an outfit. Either way, keep the other elements of your look simple and solid in color so as not to overwhelm your frame.