If someone told me one year ago that I would be ALL about zebra print for fall 2019, I wouldn’t have believed it. After all, my style has always erred on the simpler side, with me preferring basics to statement items, but here we are. I’ve been buying zebra pieces, I wore the print a handful of times during NYFW, and now I’m trying to convince you that it’s really not as scary as it sounds. I actually mean it!
While the idea of dressing in zebra—and tiger because, honestly, who can tell the difference?—can, at first, evoke intense ’80s flashbacks for some, the clothing and accessories that are out now are a far cry from the “wild” leggings and windbreakers of years past. In fact, they can be quite chic and classic-looking when done right, and the below outfits are definitely examples of that. To see how 12 people (including myself) pulled off the trend and shop my zebra picks for fall along the way, just keep scrolling.
Who would have guessed that a zebra sweater, metallic pants, and glitter pumps could look so normal together?
Mango Zebra Printed Sweater ($60)
Ganni Oversized Tiger-Print Denim Jacket ($415)
A printed button-down will always look great with simple pants and a neutral shoulder bag.
Anine Bing Benji Shirt ($179)
Sanctuary Monday to Sunday Animal Print Shirt ($89)
Khaite's Zebra boots, seen here styled with simple basics on Caroline Daur, are among of my favorite accessories of the season.
Khaite Zebra-Print Calf Hair Knee Boots ($1800)
Zara Leather Animal Print Kitten Heel Boots ($249)
Guess who! I rejected all impulses to style this skirt with a simple black or white T-shirt during NYFW and instead opted for this bright pink cardigan. I think it worked?
3.1 Phillip Lim Zebra Print Snap Midi Skirt ($695)
Rixo Dora Leather-Trimmed Zebra-Print Calf Hair Tote ($465)
In more zebra-and-pink news, a printed belt is a perfect way to add a little excitement to any outfit. You'll also find the accessory useful for styling over basic black coats for fall.
Topshop Zebra Mix Belt ($45)
Wandler Bente Zebra-Print Calf Hair Mules ($570)
While this looks like it might be a vest over a blazer, you can achieve a similar effect by throwing a zebra-print sweater over your shoulders.
H&M Jacquard-Knit Top ($50)
Proenza Schouler Zebra Jacquard Knit Dress ($2790)
I'm taking notes of this zebra dress, blazer, and boot combo.
Commission Zebra-Print Satin Dress ($1295)
Reformation Keats Dress ($298)
All the proof you need that two zebra prints are better than one.
The East Order Zebra Print Faux Fur Coat ($299)
SPRWMN Cropped Zebra-Print Leather Flared Pants ($1175)
Consider this styling trick a baby step into the world of wearing zebra print.
Miu Miu Leather-Trimmed Zebra-Print Canvas Pouch ($240)
Loeffler Randall Aurora Scrunchie Strap Shoulder Bag ($295)
Leave it to Gilda Ambrosio to pair her zebra sweater with snake-print pants and look amazing.
By Maline Birger Dianella Sweater ($395)
Who What Wear Animal Print Long Sleeve Pullover Sweater ($33)
An animal-print accessory can go a long way when it comes to spicing up your fall and winter wardrobes.
Alexandre Birman New Kitten Booties ($695)
Nili Lotan Rosalin Zebra-Print Cotton-Velvet Coat ($1495)
Further proof that sometimes, the more animal print the better.
Ulla Johnson Cici Zebra Knit Wool Cardigan ($525)
Violeta Zebra Print Pants ($99.99)
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