Exotic Prints and Skins

Fashion December 3rd, 2012


This winter is all about exotic prints. When lumpy sweaters and loads of layers are making you feel frumpy, there’s nothing like a bit of leopard print to boost your mood. Click through for a breakdown of our favorites.

Zebra print packs a powerful visual punch, while snakeskin is more subtle, but texturally rich. As for leopard print, it’s just plain fun. Why not attach a white ostrich luggage tag to make your suitcase stand out? Try using a sea snake skin telephone table as a nightstand or layer a zebra print rug over a neutral sisal one. When it comes to exotic prints, the best advice is to just have fun with it.

1. Roumainpla Pointed Toe Gray/Black Pump, $655; Zebra Printed Cowhide Grey Medium, $1,200; 3. Smythe Cardigan Leopard Jacket, $695; 4. Keitel Convertible Clutch, $625; 5. Signature Acorn Leopard Print Blouse, $218; 6.  Luggage Tags in Python and Ostrich, $200; 7. Petite Telephone Table with Genuine Sea Snake, $2,700; 8. Leopard Printed Cowhide Pillow, $350

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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