I am sure by now most of you will have seen all of the animal print items on offer in stores; it genuinely feels like I am in the Kruger Park! If animal print isn’t necessarily your thing in clothing, remember you can always bring it into your accessories such as in scarves, bags, shoes or even earrings. Also, remember that a classic coloured animal print item will never go out of fashion, so you can continue to haul that animal print out of your wardrobe for years to come!

'What I am Wearing' Winter 2019 Edition - Taking the Animal out of the Kruger from Off The Rails Fashionista

Here, I’m wearing a gorgeous pair of high waisted elasticated, knitted pair of pants in leopard print from Iconic teamed with a lovely viscose knit from their local range available at Habits Boutique.

'What I am Wearing' Winter 2019 Edition - Taking the Animal out of the Kruger from Off The Rails Fashionista
'What I am Wearing' Winter 2019 Edition - Taking the Animal out of the Kruger from Off The Rails Fashionista

To accessorise I’ve added a bold necklace from Lilli, a soft faux fur scarf from Iconic, a gorgeous neutral textured leather handbag from Willow Tree, and fabulous pair of black velvet loafers from House of Cinnamon to complete the look. This outfit is perfect for travelling as it’s super comfortable!

'What I am Wearing' Winter 2019 Edition - Taking the Animal out of the Kruger from Off The Rails Fashionista

A more subtle way of wearing animal print is by playing with texture like I have done with this faux leather leggings look from Spanx at Inner Secrets, which gives you the texture of animal print, but very subtly. I have done the same with the stunning leather bag from Willow Tree; keeping the animal print minimal.

'What I am Wearing' Winter 2019 Edition - Taking the Animal out of the Kruger from Off The Rails Fashionista
'What I am Wearing' Winter 2019 Edition - Taking the Animal out of the Kruger from Off The Rails Fashionista

A colour that is trending this season is brown. Yes, you read it here first; brown! I love how mixing brown with black here has worked so well with the furry knitted leopard print gilet from Iconic, which can easily be worn loose or with a belt. The cream knitted top from Poetry works well with all elements of this look as it gives the eye a break from the darker colours. Lastly, I’ve paired a gorgeous pair of textured velvet loafers in chocolate brown from House of Cinnamon.

A special thanks to Zampelli Hair Studio for making my hair look fabulous and Ezzie Hair & Make Up Studio for making my make-up look flawless.

Photos by Abigail Klopper.

Yours in fashion,

Julie