How To Wear Animal Prints Now And Later

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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

Shane Giraffe Print Miniskirt

$350

Rachel Zoe

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.

Blocked Envelope Clutch

$108

BCBG

Perfect Fit Cotton Top

$25

J.Crew

Peep-Toe Ankle Boots

$795

Proenza Schouler

Black Opaque Tights

$10

H&M

Black Blazer Coat

$189

Zara

Wear It Later

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

Crop Top With Chain Detail

$60

Zara

Anarchy Double Cuff Bracelet

$145

Vanessa Mooney

The Precision Liquid Liner

$34

Kevyn Aucoin

Isaac Patent-Leather Slippers

$325

Tory Burch

Le Trop Bag

$390

Rachael Ruddick

Landon Giraffe Print Dress

$475

Rachel Zoe

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.

Pashli Medium Satchel

$995

3.1 Phillip Lim

Louise Suede Boots

$1,786

Christian Louboutin

Washed Silk Shirt

$210

Equipment

Leather Coat

$2,760

Marni

Babeth Gold Ring

$256

Chloé

Wear It Later

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

Lip Crayon in Floralies

$25

NARS

Sophia Sunglasses

$220

Illesteva

Leather And Suede Bucket Bag

$80

Zara

Camila Hammered Ring Set

$90

Gorjana

Jocelyn Sandals In Seashell

$260

Nicholas

Mena Giraffe Print Coat

$525

Rachel Zoe

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.

Scapula Sunglasses

$200

Valley Eyewear

Link Disk Necklace

$225

Michael Kors

Snake Print Pumps

$283

Lucy Choi London

Skinny Leather Pants

$985

Current/Elliott

Oscar Cashmere Turtleneck

$320

Equipment

Wear It Later

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

Le Femme Sunglasses

$242

Wildfox

Antigona Snakeskin Tote

$3,413

Givenchy

Clio Calf Hair Sandals

$215

Ancient Greek Sandals

Ripped Jeans

$60

Zara

Pharel Leather Tank

$535

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