three’s a trend: zebra print

from l-r: Topshop Unique, Finery London & Preen.

Anyone bored of leopard print? No, I didn’t think so. But variety is the spice of life, so it seems only fair to have a little flirtation with another wild, animal-inspired pattern. And, if the catwalks are anything to go by, this summer is the turn of the zebra.

The animal may be slender and elegant, but man does that monochrome detailing pack a punch. At Topshop Unique models looked fierce in shirt dresses and matching v-cut heels and in some cases, vivid pinks intensified the look. The Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show was a magical mix of sequins, chiffon and pastels, but it was the crazy ’80s zebra prints that injected a little party to the event. So unsurprisingly, the high street has embraced the look with gusto.

Across department stores, boutiques and big name brands, the zebra has spread quicker than across the grasslands. Its unique print can now be found (much like on the catwalk) in various shades or with bursts of contrasting colours, not just on the latest fashion, but on home pieces, kidswear and even your dinner wear. The question is, are your ready for a dalliance with another animal…?

3 ways to hunt down zebra 

1. for us women

Topshop Juicy V-cut mules, £56 – BUY!

hush Iris dress in zebra print, £59 – BUY!

Whistles Baxter zebra bag, WAS £110, now £75 – BUY!

2. for your home Aqua and Peach Zebra ‘On Safari’ illustration, £18 – BUY!

Graham & Green zebra jug, £24 – BUY!

Sasha Tugolukova zebra side plate, £26 – BUY!

3. for the girls

M&S animal print jumpsuit, £18-£24 – BUY!

Next grey print tunic, £6; grey zebra embroidered leggings, £6 – BUY!

Mango zebra printed tee, £9.99 – BUY!

Ashling McCloy


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