Animal print is back in our wardrobe and this is one staple look we just can’t get enough of. We’re not only talking about leopard print here, zebra and snake print have also caught our eye and these prints work well in a number of ways.
Although we’re huge fans of Bette Lynch, we don’t want to steal her style so here’s our take on how to make this fashion trend wearable, chic and oh-so stylish darhling!
For an on-trend touch to your work wear blouse, this animal print shirt certainly ticks the boxes. The peter pan collar and sheer fabric is cute and so easy to wear – ideal for jazzing up your plain black trousers. For a more casual take, try this printed t-shirt. We love the stand-out red colour and the contrast trim on the sleeves and hem line. Great teamed with black or grey jeans.
Work this trend through the evening with these gorgeous dresses. This bold party frock from AX Paris is a fab dress to feel great in. The two-tone print and cross over front detail adds glamour and excitement to your wardrobe. Or how about this Gemma Collins dress from her collection at Simply Be. The tassle and chain design is intertwined with spashes of leopard and tiger print to create one wild dress – we love it!
We adore these oversized floaty cardigans. They’re great in bringing effortless style to your outfit. The snakeskin effect is a hot trend this season, it’s different, mesmerising and certainly one to look out for.
Now who says you can’t extend this trend to the bedroom – leopard print lingerie is fun, sexy and so on-trend. Go for glamour in these two beauties -the Gossard on the prowl animal print bra and the Naturally Close bodyshaper - and show off your wild side.
Fancy footwear has never looked so good. Wear your heels with pride in this animal print court shoe - a good size heel and wide fit they’re great to wear from day to night. Love wearing flats? Embrace the trend and stand out in these fierce pumps.
Add character to your outfit with these smart dalmation pumps. The monochrome colours mean they are versatile enough to wear with casual jeans and a tee or your office outfit. On rainy days, rock up in animal print wellies – this giraffe design is sure to get heads turning.
If you’re not tempted by these outfits and want to work this trend the subtle way (or not so subtle depending on how you wear it) then check out these make-up looks. We’re loving the eyeshadow and can’t wait to try it out – time to get practicing!
Ok maybe the lips are a step too far. Have you tried out this trend yet? How do you wear yours? xx
We’re loving the tribal print look, it’s daring, edgy, on trend and more to the point very wearable! This safari-inspired trend was all over the Spring Summer 2012 catwalk and it still turning heads.
Here at Simply Be we’ll show you how to work this trend from top to toe and get some great pieces for your wardrobe! Check out our fave items below…
Get an instant style update with one of these tunics. They’re perfect for wearing over leggings or jeans and can take you through day to night.
Be the Queen of the jungle in all out aztec chic with these print maxi dresses and jumpsuits.
Or for a subtle but fashion forward way of keeping up with the trends, add one of these safari style accessories to give your outfit a boost!
Not forgetting fantastic footwear to keep your feet up there in the style stakes
You can even extend the trend to your nails! Check out these designs…if you’re feeling creative why not have a go?
London Fashion Week came and went in the blink of fabulous eye – and now Paris Fashion Week is upon us! But what were the main themes to emerge from LFW?
We take a look at what’s hot for SS12 – and how to get the look now. Click on any style to shop.
Prints of all styles were big but florals and prints inspired by the natural world shone through, as at Erdem, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto.
Subtle nods to the darker side were seen at Marios Schwab, Felder Felder, Tom Ford and in the super strappy heels at Louis Vuitton.
Sherbet shades and ice cream colours were big in the summer of 2010 but as pastels are just so pretty in the sunshine it’s no surprise we are seeing a return.
As seen on the catwalks at Mulberry and Margaret Howell, yellow is the perfect colour to burst into spring. It’s also great for brightening your autumn winter!
This is a trend that never really goes away – it looks great all year round! African-inspired pieces were seen at Burberry Prorsum and Holly Fulton.
Don’t worry we’re not talking tracksuits here! Clean or structured sporty shapes were seen at PPQ, Clements Ribiero and Aquascutum. Here’s our take:
Meet the perfect partner to our Urban Traveller trend – Into The Blue!
Fluid palazzos, cape sleeves and flared shapes bring movement to vintage style prints for a retro feel that’s so right now. Choose from deep teal, cobalt and petrol blues. Gorgeous!
These cape sleeve dress feels fabulous to wear with full, swishing sleeves:
We love the shape of this jumpsuit in figure-skimming jersey. With a tie waist and adjustable straps you make it spot-on for your shape.
This ditsy print dress has a real vintage feel to it:
Take a look at the trend in action:
Fresh in on the Simply Be website today is hot new trend - Urban Traveller! With spicy reds and scorched earth ochres there are ethnic overtones but with a very modern feel. Modelled by the one and only Naomi Shimada for Simply Be.
Snake print is key to this collection – work it Naomi!
Abstract prints also come through – this dress is bursting with bright Moroccan colours yet the splits give it a very sexy feel.
A shirt dress is so versatile and easy to wear. This deep red shade is everywhere this season, making this dress a real wardrobe must-have:
See the colelction in motion!
Our limited edition collections always go down a storm, taking catwalk inspired trends and making them workable and wearable in sizes 14-32. We’ve always got an eye on what’s hot so that we can bring the key looks to you first. We love our two newest collections so much we’re not quite sure which is our favourite!
From lush greens to lagoon blues, botanical prints and tropical florals this collection is an island paradise in fashion form.
Team these pieces with white for a fresh summery feel and accent with feathered accessories.
Coloured lace is key for the season; don’t miss our deep turquoise lace dress – also available in cool white.
Taking influences from the Marc Jacobs collection, glam 70′s references from the studio 54 era and adding a subtle oriental twist, Very Berry combines great shapes with a juicy berry and orange palette to bold effect.
Key pieces include the split leg palazzo pants, the midi dress and the culotte jumpsuit. Team with bright accessories to make those colours pop.
Fashion never stands still – and neither do our fashion buyers! That’s why fresh in this week at Simply Be we’ve got the hottest fashion finds of the summer. With these pieces in your wardrobe you’ll be able to tick off every trend – and look fabulous of course.
Pineapple Tunic Dress
Juicy fruit prints were all over the spring/summer catwalks, so grab this cute little jersey dress while you can. The ruched sleeve detail and elasticated waist make for such a flattering shape.
Printed Palazzo Pants
The print palazzo pant has got to be the key trend item for summer and is set to stay still big for autumn/winter. Style up this new wardrobe staple with a simple white tee and floppy 70′s hat for a look that’s so now. The fluid fabric and super wide leg shape is ever so flattering while the ditsy print is cute but not too busy. What’s not to love?
Colour Block Stripe Top
Stripes and colour blocking are not to be missed this season, so we designed this bold top to tick off both the trends in a figure-friendly shape. We’ve kept the stripe to the hem for a flattering effect whilst the shoulder bow adds a feminine touch. Keep it summery by teaming with white jeans and bold accessories.
Chino-style trousers are hot to trot this season for a smart casual and super sexy look. Wear with heels to lengthen those legs and team with a simple jersey top or a white tucked in shirt to show off your shape.
The gypsy dress is a key shape for your summer wardrobe and such an easy style to slip on. In soft chambray denim with blouson three-quarter sleeves it’s about as comfy to wear as a dress can be. The versatile neckline can be worn on and off the shoulders. Accessorise with a waist belt and wedges.
Got to have gingham! This classic red and white check piece with apron detailing fits the American Girl theme perfectly; a little bit cowgirl, a little bit barn dance, but a whole lot stylish! And thanks to the back shirring, elasticated waist, adjustable straps and self-fabric belt, it’s going to fit those curves beautifully too!
White always looks fabulous in the sun so it’s no surprise white is set to be such a big fashion trend this summer. Whether you’re working the pale and interesting look or it’s contrasted against dark or tanned skin, top to toe white always looks crisp, fresh and elegant.
Apparently we’re set for a heatwave in the next couple of weeks (here’s hoping!) so get your wardrobe ready for a white hot summer with these chic and simple pieces:
As the weather hots up, so do our wardrobes! There’s no trend that looks better in the sunshine than the tribal look.
Animal prints are key, be it big cat or zebra. Plait trims and fringing give a handicraft feel. Mix in khaki, camel and stone colours for explorer chic.
The Simply Be girls love the look too! Take a look:
We may have loved our nudes and neutrals for a spell, and while we’ll always have a place in our hearts for good old classic black, when winter’s dark days are over we all want something with a little more zing!
Which is why we’re so thrilled at the huge colour comeback this season!
How to wear it:
It’s all about colour on colour this season – even neon on neon if you should be so bold (and why shouldn’t you?)
How about these for pairings that pop?
If you simply can’t settle on just a couple of colours, go for the most fabulous print you can find…