You don’t need to go on safari to catch a glimpse of this season’s wildest trend. Here are four fresh pieces to try, for less than £50
More pleats, please
A printed midi is a wise investment for the season ahead. Not only does it look great teamed with everything from a skinny-rib knit to a cropped hoodie, it’s easy to dress up or down for any occasion in your diary. Whether it’s the school run, a lunch date or a big meeting, a smart pleated skirt has you covered. We’ll be teaming ours with bright yellow accessories for an unexpected splash of colour.
Up to the neck
Sometimes all you need to make an outfit is one accessory, as is the case with this silky pleated neckerchief. With its abstract leopard print and lustrous finish, it makes an eye-catching addition to everyday looks. The styling options are endless: tie around your neck as pictured, wear in your hair if you’re headed for winter sun, or even attach to a favourite handbag to give it a new lease of life. When teamed with a timeless trench, it looks effortlessly chic.
If you’re looking to branch out beyond leopard print, try snakeskin. With its multi-tonal palette, it’s every bit as easy to wear, but feels particularly fresh right now having been spotted on the street-style set. Make a statement by donning double snakeskin – it might sound scary but is surprisingly easy to achieve with a simple button-down blouse and failsafe pleated skirt. Add clashing heels for a confident finishing touch.
Stripe up your life
If your wardrobe is mostly monochrome, you’ll love the zebra-print revival and this wear-anywhere jumper, coming soon, has you covered. Equal parts slouchy comfort and graphic impact, it features tactile texture and unexpected contrasting yellow banding at the cuffs. Keep the look low-key with black jeans and kitten-heel ankle boots for an easy outfit that will pep up your January style. An oversized yellow bag complements the look and pulls the colour accents together.
Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Photographer: Chloe Mallet / Stylist: Chloe Forde / Hair stylist: Ben Cooke
Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Nail artist: Charly Avenell / Model: Athena Wilson