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Animal print rises in popularity

Animal prints are trending on all types of accessories such as purses, shoes, belts and fanny packs. Coach recently released a collection of handbags that consist of an animal print pattern.

Animal prints are trending on all types of accessories such as purses, shoes, belts and fanny packs. Coach recently released a collection of handbags that consist of an animal print pattern.

Nicole Prus

Animal prints are trending on all types of accessories such as purses, shoes, belts and fanny packs. Coach recently released a collection of handbags that consist of an animal print pattern.

Nicole Prus

Nicole Prus

Animal prints are trending on all types of accessories such as purses, shoes, belts and fanny packs. Coach recently released a collection of handbags that consist of an animal print pattern.

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

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Animal print doesn’t only belong in the jungle; it’s been spotted all over cityscapes and worn by civilians. Leopard, snakeskin, zebra and many other prints have been showcased on young adults’ clothing, ranging from dresses, coats and shoes to skirts, swimsuits and fanny packs. 

“Animal print is remerging because it is different and it looks fancy, which makes people like it,” junior Sebastián Caldero said. 

Victoria Beckham brings flavor to her animal print designs by making them look like they come from the ‘70s. Another unique twist added by designers is making the animal print pop through the use of bright colors like pink, green and blue.  

“I see the animal print trend going well in runway fashion and high fashion magazines,” sophomore Emalee Van Bruchem said. 

Animal print is appealing to some young adults because of its bold and eye-catching qualities. 

“I would style a leopard print shirt with a plain bottom and shoes because since its animal print it stands out,” senior Jessica Satfield said. “You don’t want to have so much pattern or else it clashes with the outfit.” 

The trend is credited to have first appeared in the roaring ‘20s. Only the wealthiest could afford the lavish trend that took the form of leopard print coats, because it was real animal fur obtained by poachers. 

“Fur was a part of our history and it was a status symbol,” English teacher John DeOrio said. 

Today, when participating in the animal print trend, wearing faux fur helps save a lot of animal lives. According to Last Chance for Animals, each year, more than 1 billion rabbits and 50 million other animals – including foxes, seals, mink and dogs – are raised on fur farms or trapped in the wild and killed for their pelts. 

Although there are people who refuse to follow this trend due to concerns over its animal origins, some young adults are not a fan of animal print itself, considering it tacky and unfashionable.  

“I probably would not wear animal print because I don’t think it is flattering, and maybe I would wear a little bit of it, but not a whole outfit,” freshman Avery Owens said. 

Celebrities who have been hunted by paparazzi wearing animal print include Bella Hadid, Emma Roberts, Kaia Gerber, Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lopez. 

Some of the best places to shop to bring out your inner animal are ASOS, Forever 21, Lulus, Pretty Little Thing, Windsor and Zara. 

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