We love fashion and taking inspiration from the catwalk, but it is important to ensure that they fit with your style personality, colour category and body shape so that you look and feel fabulous.
We’re kicking off with ANIMAL PRINT, which is everywhere this season. Here are the things you need to be mindful of if you’re looking to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.
Image: J. Crew
There are many different sizes of animal print and if you choose the wrong one it can have a big impact on your overall look.
The taller/grander you are, the larger the print you can wear - something small and delicate will be far too ‘busy’ on you.
Conversely, if you’re petite, avoid the large, bolder prints as these will overwhelm you. It’s all about keeping prints relative to your size; so the bigger you are, the bigger the print you can wear.
Traditional leopard print in shades of browns will look fantastic on WARMS and taupe or grey tones will flatter those who fall into the SOFT or LIGHT colour categories.
DEEPS will be able to add black to their leopards and COOLS should try finding grey toned patterns. If you’re CLEAR we would suggest adding a colour pop (like a bright lip) or opting for bright and bolder pattern next to your face.
This season animal prints are coming in a plethora of colours so don’t feel you have to go for the usual suspects. Take your colour swatches to the shops and see what they have from your colour palette that you could try. Image: Boden
Everyone will want to wear their leopards differently. If you’re DRAMATIC or CREATIVE you may well want to go all-out with the animal print trend - try mixing an animal print dress with animal print boots for an all-over look that is being worn by many fashionistas and instagram style stars.
ROMANTICS might want to wear a sheer fabric or soft cashmere cardigan in leopard. A little sparkle or embellishment can also give them a feminine twist or you try a pretty scalloped ballet flat in an animal print.
image: Sam Edelman / Lane Crawford
CITY CHICS will only wish to do a small ‘pop’ of print and the choice is yours in this area - a belt, boot, bag or scarf are all great ways to give a simple look a lift.
CLASSICS will want this trend is a more subtle pattern or as a tiny accent while NATURALS will be looking for comfy styles (we’ve seen some great animal print trainers around!) and build from there.
Unsure what your signature style or best colours are and want to get sorted for Autumn 2018? Get in touch with your Colour Me Beautiful in Asia consultant here.