Wearing the AW Trends #1 – Animalism

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

After my time at London Fashion Week and The Look Show, I came home with a notebook full of inspiration for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. All this week I’ll be creating looks based on the AW11 trends, using pieces from my wardrobe and a few key purchases.

It’s a trend that comes up every season – animal print has been a firm fashion favourite for years and 2011 is no different… although maybe a little more exotic!

Classic leopard print is still key to AW style, but there’s a new king of the jungle this year. Step (or rather, slither) forward python prints – a cooler, rockier alternative to those cuddly cats.

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H&M dress, Michael Kors jacket via TK Maxx, TK Maxx hat, brogues c/o Bertie, Topshop necklace, Mango ring

I love leopard print but I’m ready to spread my wings and try on another member of the animal kingdom. I picked up this python print dress for £19.99 in H&M – it’s a short, tunic style so requires a good pair of 120 deniers. I teamed it with a leather jacket and gold accessories for a luxe look, adding the 60s style hat and brogues for a touch of girliness.

What do you think – would you wear this trend?


Alice, Pretty Confused

First off, I totally love your new header, that font is adorable! Second off, wow you look stunning! I love that hat, and the colours are perfect for Autumn. I’m always a bit nervous of animal print, I always worry it is going to look a little bit tacky, but you’ve totally converted me, that dress is lovely and you look really professional xo


gorgeous! yes i would wear this trend…*proceeds to go to h&m to buy the dress* 🙂

the dress goes with the jacket really well however i think wearing black shoes would make a better outfit.



I’ve been a firm leopard printer for ages, I don’t know if I dare spread my wings – although it does look rather lovely on you so I may have too.



That outfit is gorgeous on you, but I just can’t seem to bring myself to like snake-print. I’m excited to see what comes out in the store though; maybe I can be swayed 😉 xo


Ahh I spotted this dress in the H&M catalogue today and liked it, but wasn’t sure if it was too much. You’ve convinced me otherwise, Jen….it’s perfect!

T x


The outfit is lovely, though I don’t think I’d have the nerve to walk outside in snake print! However you pull it off really well and if I toned down the snake print I would probably wear this!

Pip x


I normally think ‘yuk’ to snake print (snakes = yuk) but I really like this! Another amazingly put together outfit, Jen!


amazing look….I didnt think I was a fan of animal prints, but having previously seen how leopard print could be worked, and now snake print can, I think I might be a convert….I think I’ve actually got a python print dress knocking around somewhere that was an impulse buy!


Nope. Absolutely nothing against animal print on other people but personally I do not like it at all. I’ve just been given a vintage snakeskin clutch so I think that’s about as far as I’ll go!


I LOVE animal print.. And all my friends know it.. Accessories to socks, to scarfs, to bed socks.lol
But my other half suggests that animal print can look ‘tacky’ ..so one print at a time for me.lol


I LOVE this look. I’m a big fan of the print and python is a new look which I am more than willing to try. Looks great with the floppy hat.



i ADORE this look, especially the necklace. i have never once owned an animal print garment, but i feel that may change this A/W…

love the new layout by the way!

Annah xx



I generally veer away from snake print as it’s so much more difficult to get right than leopard but that dress is fantastic! And the sixties is the best era by far.

Lovely blog x


Hey Jen! Saw you trying on coats in tkmaxx today – wanted to come over but couldnt think of anything to say, so i didnt! Ironically I only went in to see if i could nab a michael kors leather jacket like yours 🙂


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