12 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
LEOPARD print? That was SO last week, darling.
There is a dark horse on the High Street — and it is the new leader of the animal-print pack.
Abbey Clancy earns her fashion stripes as the face of Lipsy
The Zara Zebra shirt is £29.99 and will be suitable for all occasions
Shirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Feisty rapper Cardi B can’t be tamed and wears head-to-toe zebra print with pride
It may have less bite than its predecessor but is just as fierce for style.
Behold . . . the often overlooked zebra print.
The monochrome stripes are less common than the leopard patterns flooding shop floors, offices . . .
and the queue at your local bus stop.
Holly Willoughby blended right in to the jungle backdrop with her stripes while presenting I’m A Celeb
This Topshop coat, £59, will add exciting curves to your body line
Coat, £59, Topshop – buy now
These boots, £22.99 from New Look, will give your feet the jungle look
Boots, £22.99, New Look – buy now
Supermodel Heidi Klum has her foot – and legs –in the door with these trousers
The leopard look has clawed its way into every woman’s wardrobe since the spring.
Just last month, we declared it was spot on. But fashion is fickle, so instead of turning up to parties afraid you will run into yet another leopard lover, put the cat on its leash and let the zebra run wild. After all, the monochrome print provides a much easier colour palette to wear — and won’t earn you comparisons with Corrie’s Bet Lynch.
Black and white is a sophisticated pairing that can work for all occasions.
For a night out, accessorise with statement heels, bright earrings and a sweep of bold red lippy. Or pull on a zebra jumper with your go-to jeans and trainers for a bit of daytime fun.
This pouch bag, £15.99 from New Look, is perfect for looking like the queen of the fashion jungle
Pouch bag, £15.99, New Look – buy now
Pixie Lott’s hat is a cat-astrophe but she makes a splash in a one-piece
This skirt from Mango, £49.99, will make your man-go mad over your stripes
Skirt from Mango, £49.99 – buy now
Denise Van Outen opts for monochrome and proves the thigh is the limit with this trend
The pattern will truly earn you your fashion stripes, from morning to night. It lets you make a statement without needily roaring: “Look at me.”
Still on the fence?
During Holly Willoughby’s stint hosting I’m A Celeb, she made the case for coloured stripes. Sales of the telly star’s red Rixo and yellow Zadig & Voltaire frocks soared.
The zig-zag lines flatter all body types, creating curves while distracting from any problem areas.
This cross-body bag from Clutch, £35 from Accessorize, will keep you safe – it’s a jungle out there
Clutch, £35, Accessorize – buy now
These knee-high galloping zebra boots, £110 from River Island, will give you the edge over leopard-print
Knee-high boots, £110, River Island – buy now
Balenciaga, Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana welcomed zebra print for this year’s autumn/winter collections, further cementing its status as queen of the jungle.
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