There’s something special about the animal-print trend that’s happening this fall—it’s embellished, unexpected and feels more sophisticated than these safari-inspired prints from the past. In our newest Johnny Was collection, we’ve combined this chic and timeless print with embroidery, luxury fabrics, as well as other autumnal prints to create a kaleidoscope of cool, for any time of day. For three key (and new) ways to wear this cat-powered trend for fall, here are our styling tips.

Kitten-Soft Outwear

A plush coat or jacket has long been an effortless way to add a personal stamp on your cold-weather style. Not only does a standout coat make a dramatic entrance (whether it’s to work or a dinner date), it easily punches up any look. With the Patchwork Faux Fur Jacket, we took that other hot trend—patchwork—and teamed it with a spotted animal print. For our catalog, we styled this long faux fur jacket for daytime with a skinny jean and the Taly Astrid Tunic, but this elegant, classic silhouette would seamlessly style over a little black dress for the evening.

For a more casual vibe, there’s the Mandisa French Leopard Velvet Jacket, which pairs a classic denim-jacket silhouette with plush leopard velvet and a striking, floral embroidery on the back, as well as the sleeves. It quickly sparks up an everyday jeans-and-a-tee look and is perfectly cozy for a fall day.

Mixing Up Prints

One of the main reasons that stylists love animal motifs is that this timeless print pairs seamlessly with other popular graphics like classic camouflage & plaids. The perfect camo & leopard mix can be seen on the  Panthera Mix Camo French Terry Zipup Hoodie and the matching Molly Camo Tuxedo Sweatpant. It’s outdoorsy and a little edgy.

Another fall favorite is a humble plaid which mixes it up on the Leopard Mix Western Shirt to become the perfect leopard print button-down shirt. The classic check getting feline embellishments on the epaulets, pockets and cuffs. The animal print takes this fall staple and adds an element of sophisticated whimsy, and we love it styled loose over denim but it would also be chic when tucked into a tailored black trouser.

Animal Style Accessories

If you prefer your leopard, cheetah or zebra on the subtle side, animal print accessories are the way to go. The Panthera Velvet Pouch is a petite pouch, crafted from a soft velvet that’s perfect for carrying an evening’s essentials—wallet, keys, phone and lipgloss. Packing for a weekend break? Fill the Keone Velveteen Makeup Bag with all your favorite beauty and skincare products to add a little animal style to your trip. Another low-key nod to this trend is the Taline Leopard Mocassin, with its printed exterior and extra cushy interior, and a fresh take on this classic driving loafer.


For more way to style animal print, head to our newest Collection right here.