9 Ways to Wear Animal Print From the Style Bloggers We Trust

From the wild (a double dose of red jaguar spots) to the tame (who doesn't love a pair of snakeskin boots?), here are the nine smashing style bloggers who have woven every kind of animal print piece imaginable into their wardrobes in unique ways. Some add a dash, others enter the urban jungle wearing it head-to-toe.

So whether you're a leopard print addict or just looking to inject a little ferociousness into your weekend get-ups, scroll through the ensembles below for step-by-step training, plus the chance to shop the key pieces you'll need for each look. 

1. The Shrunken Jacket

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We Wore What

On Danielle Bernstein: WGACA vintage jacket; Topshop Modern Ribbed Funnel Neck Top (£42); L'Agence Margot Skinny Jeans (£152); Prada boots; VergeGirl belt.

Style notes: A shrunken animal print jacket is bold enough to hold its own, so channel a 1960s beatnik and pair with simple black separates.

2. Zebra Shoes

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Look De Pernille

On Pernille Teisbaek: Ganni sweatshirt; Levi's jeans; Céline shoes.

Style notes: These V-neck Céline shoes have been a big hit amongst the style pack; they're as easy to dash around in as they are powerfully eye-catching. That's why they're so very good with denim.

3. Spots and Snake Print

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Zanita

On Zanita Whittington: Missoni Leopard Print V Neck Top (£550), Leopard Instarsia Trousers (£745) and belt. Furla bag.

Style notes: If you're doing top-to-toe animal print, there's no point in holding back when it comes to finishing the look. Throw in a snake-print accessory for good measure. This kind of belt will work hard to liven up even the simplest outfit.

4. Classic Leopard Coat

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Peony Lim

On Peony Lim: Giambattista Valli coat; Gianvito Rossi Vamp 105 Suede Ankle Boots (£560).

Style notes: It's a tried-and-tested winter combination that never ceases to fail: a fantastic, classic leo coat with black tights and leg-lengthening black booties. Ignore at your peril.

5. Tortoiseshell As an Alternative Print

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Amlul

On Gala Gonzalez: Calvin Klein dress, bag and shoes.

Style notes: Even when sweetly matching, printed accessories look powerful set against a blank canvas like this cream mini-dress. Think of tortoiseshell as the most directional animal print to wear right now.

6. Combine Real With Faux

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Annabel Rosendahl

On Annabel Rosendahl: Faith Connexion coat; Ganni top; ReDone jeans.

Style Notes: Play the ironic card and pair authentic fur with printed imitations. Your look will be elevated into an arena with more character.

7. Simple Snakeskin Boots

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Collage Vintage

On Sara EscuderoASOS Patchwork Faux Fur and Fur Shearling Coat (£95); Mother The Insider Crop Jeans (£139); Mango Snake Effect Ankle Boots (£50).

Style Notes: Cropped flares were (basically) made for showing off great boots, so what better way to nod to the 1970s than with a pair of snakeskin printed ones peeking out from underneath a neutral outfit?

8. Ladylike Kitten Heels

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Blame it on Fashion

On Marie Hindkær Wolthers: Anaaga Shearling Darby Jacket (£1046); Nué sweater; Raiine jeans; Boyy Karl Rifle Green Bag (£692); Notabene Barbara Sling-backs (£166).

Style Notes: It's the quietest injection of animal print, but these snake sling-backs add a certain purposefulness to Marie's otherwise casual look. Plus, a flash of ankle in these cold months is always appreciated.

9. Dalmatian Dots

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Caroline's Mode

On Caroline Blomst: Anaaga Cher Fur Coat (£628); Acne Studios top; Scotch and Soda trousers; Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers (£79).

Style Notes: The dalmatian print wearer says "I've already mastered leopard print. Next!" Blomst gives her coat more of an urban edge and less of the Cruella de Vil treatment via leather trousers and trainers.

Are you into animal print? If so, how do you wear it? Tell us in the comments box below...