How To Wear Animal Prints Now And Later

A simple wardrobe trick to live by: switch to classic colors and patterns before a new season begins, in order to make a seamless transition from one mood to the next. Case in point: this bold yet classic giraffe print from Rachel’s spring 2014 collection looks stunning with luxe black layers now, and super-cool with lighter nudes, golds and denim pieces for the spring season. Click through to see (and shop!) each giraffe-print piece in the new range, styled for both seasons.

The Inspiration: Rachel Zoe Spring 2014

Transitional Must-Have: The Mini Skirt

A mini skirt makes a sexy statement in winter or spring.

Wear It Now

In brisk winter weather, sleek black layers allow the giraffe print to really pop.

Wear It Later

Add a mod feel to the mini with bare legs and shiny menswear-inspired loafers.

Transitional Must-Have: Shift Dress

This short-sleeve dress will work anywhere, from the office to rooftop cocktails.

Wear It Now

Luxe leather and suede add-ons give this printed piece style icon appeal.

Wear It Later

Bring the look into spring with nude and gold add-ons and glowy, hydrated skin.

Transitional Must-Have: The Collarless Coat

A lightweight, printed coat will add loads of style to your wardrobe.

Wear It Now

Conjure the beatnik era in skinny black separates and round sunnies.

Wear It Later

For a breezy spring evening, layer the coat over a tank and pair of distressed jeans.