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How To Mix Prints, According To Emma Roberts

By Julia Weiner
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Two of New York Fashion Week's most popular street style trends have officially blended into one. The streets of Manhattan have been filled with all things animal print and plaid, especially in the form of structured suits. On Sunday, Emma Roberts hopped on the bandwagon in the most refined way by showing us how to mix prints like a pro.

Although the concept of mixing prints was once considered a major fashion foul, Roberts proves that these days, it's more than OK. The 27-year-old actor was photographed leaving her hotel in New York City wearing relaxed, plaid pants with a long-sleeve black-turtleneck sweater. Roberts completed the fall look with a long-line, leopard-print coat that she delicately draped over her shoulders and a pair of understated white boots.

The American Horror Story veteran is no stranger to animal print, as Roberts spent much of last winter in an oversized leopard-print coat, which she paired with cut-off jeans and a white t-shirt. The actor was also photographed in early August wearing the perfect cheetah-print shirt dress.

This time around, Roberts made the ultimate statement by combing her love for leopard with perfectly tailored, plaid trousers.

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The two best parts about this Roberts-inspired trend are the endless amount of options that come with it, as well as how easy it is to recreate within your own wardrobe. The pieces the trend requires can be paired together for a stylish statement or worn on their own for a more subdued look. As any fashion-conscious person will agree, nothing is better than a piece that works double duty in your closet.

Ahead, the leopard-print coats and plaid pants The Zoe Report is eyeing right now.

Javier Pants

$425

A.L.C.

Pair these plaid trousers with a fitted white t-shirt, a leopard-print blazer, and black-patent pumps for a work look that's equal parts stylish and professional.

Leopard Trim Tartan Trousers

$75

Topshop

These leopard-lined pants do the work for you by combining both prints into one modern piece. It's as easy as that!

Plaid Straight-Leg Pants

$99

Nine West

Although these pants may look fancy, try dressing them down with a black turtleneck à la Emma Roberts, a leopard-print denim jacket, and white booties or sneakers.

Checked Wool Straight-Leg Pants

$550

Etro

Suit up for winter in a color that's as bright as summer with these mustard, wool pants.

Cherry Blossom Leopard Print Coat

$295

Ganni

Stay dry in style with this waterproof rain coat that'll pair seamlessly with plaid pants and a pair of black rain boots.

Leopard Print Jacket

$38

Forever 21

This affordable piece provides all the versatility of a denim jacket combined with the excitement of a leopard print.

Leopard Print Transitional Jacket

$268

Kate Spade New York

This transitional piece is made for layering with your favorite chunky knits. If you don't feel like going for plaid bottoms, pair this coat with another trend of the season — leather pants.

Empire Leopard Jacket

$650

Veronica Beard

It's no secret that blazers have always been a style necessity, especially as the colder months approach. Take mixing prints a step further by adding a a colorful clutch to your leopard and plaid look.