Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

Lindsey Lanquist
Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations
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Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but animal prints for summer definitely are. Leopard prints, tiger stripes and the newly minted snakeskin feel so classically popular they’re basically neutrals—and though neutrals certainly have a home in any fall/winter wardrobe, summer is all about color. How could animal prints possibly fit into that?

But this summer, traditional fashion boundaries have been pushed. Sheer clothes are on the menu en masse, because to hell with the idea that clothes need to cover us up! Shell jewelry, tie-die tees and other pieces we could have DIYed at camp have been deemed veritably trendy, influencer-approved and even runway-ready. Smocked tops, jelly sandals and other relics from our youth are officially cool for adults to wear. The fashion industry is starring in its own rendition of Freaky Friday, so it’s really no surprise to see summer animal prints pervading the zeitgeist, our favorite retailers and (eventually) our closets.

By basically any measure, this is truly excellent news. Because our sartorial lives are better when seasonal lines blur—when we’re invited to whip our fall/winter favorites during spring/summer, and vice versa. Summer animal prints are ushering in a new era of versatility and flexibility; the movement is yours for the taking. All that’s left to do now is shop.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

1. We the Free Printed Clarity Tee, $58 at Free People

A classic rendition—and one assuredly comfy enough to wear all summer long.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

2. I.AM.GIA Kiki Pant, $150 at Revolve

An aughts-approved take on zebra print pants.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

3. Want Cow Do You Do Shoulder Bag, $25 at Nasty Gal

Cow entered the zeitgeist earlier this year, and it promises to stick around for several months more.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

4. You’ve Cat Another Thing Coming Leopard Cami Top, $12 at Nasty Gal

A classic animal print rendered in summer’s vibrant AF palette.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

5. Animal Print Shirtdress, $69.90 at Zara

The perfect vibrant addition to any office wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

6. Denim x Alexander Wang Game Jacket, $495 at Revolve

Leave it to Alexander Wang to render snakeskin summer-friendly.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

7. Animal Print Heeled Sandals, $49.90 at Zara

Isn’t it about time to re-up your strappy sandal collection?

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

8. Motel Maxine Flocked Animal Print Midi Slip Dress, $74 at Urban Outfitters

Fit for day-to-day and night-out wear, alike.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

9. BDG Oversized Zebra Print Denim Trucker Jacket, $49.99 at Urban Outfitters

Further proof zebra stripes are chronically underrated.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

10. Robby Kobo Leopard Print Silk Peplum Cami, $228 at Urban Outfitters

The slight peplum on this cami leaves it feeling all kinds of fresh.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

11. Animal Print Mini City Bag, $29.90 at Zara

Summer’s neon obsession met 2019’s snakeskin preoccupation—and the result was as cute as you’d expect.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

12. Flare Abouts Zebra Pants, $20 at Nasty Gal

Abstracted animal prints are on the menu, too.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

13. Riley Snake Top, $15 at Nasty Gal

A top sure to play well with everything in your closet.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

14. Tail All Leopard Shirtdress, $15 at Nasty Gal

The classic shirtdress was already cool, but this colorful animal print rendition leaves it feeling even cooler.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

15. Long-Sleeve Snake Print Blouse, $36 at ASOS

If technicolor snake prints are wrong, we don’t want to be right.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

16. Animal Print Leather Mules, $59.90 at Zara

A hyper-chic take on cow print.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

17. In the Meow Leopard Top, $12 at Nasty Gal

Introducing: your new favorite going-out top. (Seriously, the styling options with this one are near-endless.)

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

18. The Time Is Meow Leopard Pants, $16 at Nasty Gal

An all-over animal print outfit that’s styled for you.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

19. The East Order Sahara Slip Midi Skirt, $129 at Urban Outfitters

It was only a matter of time before slip skirts got the summer animal print treatment.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

20. Snake the Mould Tailored Blazer, $45 at Nasty Gal

A blazer that’s as cool as you are. (Which is to say, pretty damn cool.)

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

21. What Difference Does It Snake Cami Top, $15 at Nasty Gal

Camis are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

22. You’ve Cat Another Thing Coming Leopard Midi Skirt, $25 at Nasty Gal

It’s fun. It’s funky. And it’s sure to pair well with every tee you own.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

23. Serpent the Day in Bed Snake Jacket, $40 at Nasty Gal

Everything about this snakeskin jacket—from its tone to its price tag—is covetable.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

24. Matisse Leopard Print Wedge Sandals, $145 at Anthropologie

Statement shoes that won’t leave your feet crying after hour four of dancing.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

25. Make It Contrast Pattern Shirt, $25 at Nasty Gal

Marbleized zebra stripes may very well be our new favorite thing.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

26. Off-White Python Zipped Skirt, $1,560 at Revolve

Turn heads.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

27. The Midnight Rambler Dress, $175 at Free People

An aughts-inspired dress that feels sexy—but not too sexy.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

28. Motel Mesh Leopard Print Bike Short, $19 at Urban Outfitters

Bike shorts are fun. Bike shorts adorned with textured cheetah prints are, by every measure, more fun.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

29. Leopard Lover Satin Top, $16 at Nasty Gal

How many animal print tie-front tops is too many animal print tie-front tops?

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

30. Got It Going Pyth-on Snake Mom Jeans, $30 at Nasty Gal

Is snakeskin the new lightwash?

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

31. Snake a Night of It Cropped Tee, $8 at Nasty Gal

A tee so comfy you’ll want to wear it everywhere—and so cute you actually probably could.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

32. Whistles Animal Print Midi Skirt, $151 at ASOS

We’re not sure which animal print this is, but we love its not-so-obvious appeal.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

33. Low-Heeled Animal Print Slide Sandals, $29.90 at Zara

For the shopper who loves snakeskin so much they want it in every shade.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

34. LNA Leopard Print V-Neck Cropped Top, $86 at Urban Outfitters

A no-fail silhouette in a no-fail print. Seriously, you could wear this one for decades to come.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

35. Tie-Front Animal Print Minimal Jumpsuit, $67 at ASOS

A must-have addition to any statement wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

36. Double Circle Dalmatian Print Belt, $10 at Nasty Gal

Because statement belts deserve a shout-out, too.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

37. Piper Leopard Print Slide Sandals, $23 at Lulus

Leave it to leopard print to make summer slides even more covetable.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

38. Mixed Animal Print Oversized Shirt, $87 at ASOS

Because animal prints definitely deserve a place in your 9-to-5 rotation.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

39. Your Hiss Is My Command Snake Midi Dress, $25 at Nasty Gal

Quite possibly the trendiest little number in the zeitgeist right now.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

40. Want Fangs to You Snake Belt Crossbody Bag, $15 at Nasty Gal

Perfect for festival season—or statement-making everyday wear.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

41. Snake Me Down Crop Top and Wide-Leg Pants Set, $30 at Nasty Gal

The only going-out look you need this summer.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

42. Contrast Seam Hyper Animal Mesh T-Shirt, $29 at ASOS

An animal print top that makes the most of summer’s love of all things camp.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

43. Motel Ahena Sparkly Animal Print Tie-Back Top, $46 at Urban Outfitters

Cute and very on-trend.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

44. Flowy Animal Print Trench Coat, $89.90 at Zara

For breezy summer days—and continued wear during every other season.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

45. Animal Print Knit Top, $39.90 at Zara

Fun, and fit for pairing with anything.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

46. Do You Foal Zebra Shirtdress, $20 at Nasty Gal

Are we the only ones in love with every abstracted zebra print we’ve come across this season?

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

47. Animal Print Box Bag, $39.90 at Zara

Crossbodies are a must during the summer.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

48. Cowl-Neck Cow Print Satin Cami, $32 at ASOS

Go full maximalist and layer cow on top of cow—on top of cow.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

49. Warehouse Mixed Animal Print Midi Slip Dress, $89 at ASOS

Patchwork and animal prints are a surprising match made in heaven.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

50. Obey Relaxed Animal Print Overalls, $151 at ASOS

Overalls are a summer must—and these are all kinds of fun.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

51. Snake a Vacation Sarong Skirt, $15 at Nasty Gal

Fodder for your next vacation Instagram.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

52. Motel Leopard Print Pique Tie-Front Blouse, $59 at Urban Outfitters

The perfect summer layering piece—or standalone aughts-y blouse.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

53. Animal Print Clutch, $29.90 at Zara

A snakeskin clutch that fully understands your love of color.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

54. Walk on the Wild Side Zebra Midi Skirt, $18 at Nasty Gal

Over the course of this shopping guide, we’ve become low-key convinced that zebra stripes are the best animal print around.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

55. Motel Exclusive Alba Flocked Leopard Print Romper, $39.99 at Urban Outfitters

Millennial pink, cheetah-print, bike short romper might be a mouthful—but it’s cute AF, so get used to saying it.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

56. Curve Cropped Long-Sleeve Tiger Print Shirt, $40 at ASOS

A shirt so full of styling potential you could probably get away with wearing it every day.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

57. It’s Toe Use Faux Leather Snake Boots, $40 at Nasty Gal

Booties can totally be summer-friendly.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

58. Superdown Paloma Cowl-Back Dress, $98 at Revolve

Date night awaits.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

59. Mimi Mesh Bodycon Mini Dress, $49 at Urban Outfitters

Mesh, colorful and covered in snake prints—a trendy trifecta, if we’ve ever seen one.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

60. Neon Rose Botanical Animal Print Relaxed Shirtdress, $25.50 at ASOS

Because the choice between tropical prints and animal prints isn’t one you should ever be forced to make.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

61. Far and Wild Animal Shirt, $25 at Nasty Gal

Our button-down obsession knows no bounds.

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

62. Want I Hiss You Were Here Snake Crossbody Bag, $16 at Nasty Gal

The more summer crossbodies, the better—right?

STYLECASTER | Animal Prints Are Officially Available in Summer-Friendly Variations

63. Cat Walk Leopard Midi Dress, $35 at Nasty Gal

Monochrome animal prints are absolutely a thing.

 

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