Every now and then a trend creeps up on you. It's the kind of thing where one day you notice it, and then all of a sudden it's everywhere. This is what happened to me with animal-print bags. Sure, I've been pining after Rejina Pyo's Nane Zebra bag for a while, and have had Wandler's Georgia bag on my wish list for some time, but I didn't fully realise the extent of the trend's prevalence until this month. Though once I saw it, I couldn't unsee it. Almost overnight it seemed like zebra-print top handles and tiger-pattern crossbody bags had become the ultimate must-have.
The beauty of animal-print bags (and the reason I believe they're so popular) is that they can add interest to almost any outfit. Take the images below for example. Several of the stylish women pictured are wearing sleek minimalist outfits, which focus on one or two simple colours but have been elevated through the use of a statement animal-print accessory. It's very simple really.
Keep scrolling to see how a few of our favourites are styling the trend and shop animal-print bags below.
Style Notes: Paired against blue jeans and a white blouse, this zebra-print bag by Loeffler Randall is certainly the statement piece of Monikh's outfit.
Style Notes: Take a leaf out of Lisa Aiken's book by keeping colours to a minimum in order to really let your animal-print bag shine.
Style Notes: Lindsay Holland is known for her sleek, classic style. Here she keeps thing elevated by pairing a statement bag with a simple grey cardigan and jeans.
Style Notes: If you're wanting to try a fashion-forward take on the trend, pair your animal-print bag against a block-coloured jumper, à la Lucy Williams.
Shop Animal-Print Bags
Loeffler Randall Aurora Zebra-Print Cotton-Blend Moire Tote (£153)
Ganni Printed Leather Bag (£180)
Zara Animal Print Baguette Bag (£30)
Rejina Pyo Nane Zebra-Print Leather Bag (£366)
By Far Rachel Zebra Print Bag (£305)
Ganni Tech Fabric Fanny Pack (£90)
Rejina Pyo Lucie Snake-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag (£655)
Staud Grace Snake-Effect Glossed-Leather Tote (£115)
Rixo Dora Animal-Print Velvet Tote (£153)
Wandler Yara Box Leather-Trimmed Zebra-Print Calf Hair Shoulder Bag (£255)
Rejina Pyo Whitney Bag (£360)
Rixo Amelie Zebra-Print Calf-Hair Tote (£108)
By Far Celeste Snake Print Leather Bag (£255)
Wandler Georgia Leather-Trimmed Calf Hair Shoulder Bag (£525)
Warehouse Snake Print Bucket Bag (£15)
Topshop Snake Mix Frame Grab Bag (£22)
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