Spring 2011 Trend: Animal Prints

Fashion is taking a turn to the wild in the form of exotic prints and animal embellishments. An abstract cheetah print in pastel colors or a snake sketch drawn onto a silk dress are taking the animal print trend to new heights.

From playful colors to unexpected pairings, the animal print has never looked so modern and new. Pairing an animal printed top and bottom would never pass for fashionable in the past, but this season it’s the hottest trend. Contrasting “skins” in similar color palettes paired together are polished and chic, while a chiffon abstract print in a soft pastel is effortless and bohemian.

Check out the hottest styles from the runway to inspire your next shopping trip for animal prints.