The one big trend that Kate Spade is enforcing for 2019 is one we can’t get enough of — bright and colorful animal prints. On Wednesday, the brand held its fall/winter 2019 show in New York’s historic Cipriani Wall Street hall, and one step inside, revealed Kate’s world — a lilac carpet rolled out and an oversize transparent rotunda placed in the center of the vast space.
Once the lights turned dim, models strutted the catwalk wearing vibrant-colored leopard dresses, turbans, ’70s-style flared suits and snakeskin embossed knee-high boots in a rich color palette of mustard yellow, crimson red and royal blue. It was clear that “animal print mania” is a focus for fall fashion this year. We already saw the leopard skirt trend dominate much of 2018, but 2019 is all about mixing and matching different animal prints for a lush and vibrant contrast of textures. Get ready to embrace a maximalist style, because the more prints, the better.
Since Spade’s tragic death in June 2018, the designer’s legacy continues to live on through a new creative director, Nicola Glass, who has modernized the American heritage brand we all grew to know and love. The same pinch of sweetness is still inherent in the line, but the Kate Spade girl has grown up — and so did her clothes.
If you can’t wait until this fall to get your hands on the new Kate Spade collection, or are not quite ready to fully embrace this maximalist style—shop 9 different ways to incorporate this bold print into your wardrobe today, starting at just $10.
An easy way to adopt this trend is to start slow. Start with a leopard tee. You can balance out the strong print with neutrals like a pair of black skinny jeans and cozy cardigan.
A leopard coat may seem intimidating to wear at first, but it’s the perfect statement item that will pull your entire look together. Trust us, go for it.
This dress is packed with style, but its conservative silhouette, with 3/4 sleeves and midi length, makes it an ideal look for the office.
Not for the faint of heart, these boots are going to be an instant conversation starter. With its angled block heel and pointed toe, it’s a fresh update to a classic Western boot.
Slip on this sleek and breezy shirtdress and head out to the museum because it’s basically an art piece!
Every woman needs a classic leopard blouse in her wardrobe. It’s the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated and makes a great day-to-night closet essential.
Pair this sweater with a bright midi skirt for a stark color and texture contrast that is both edgy and chic.
Slip on these comfy and stylish 5-star rated loafers; you won’t regret it. One reviewer loved the shoe so much and wrote, “Perfect loafer! Bought these instead of the designer pair that I have been eyeing, and I’m so glad I went with these instead! They look great and the quality is great too — the leather is super soft. Save your money, buy these!!”
The versatility of this cardigan is endless. You can wear it to work, to church, to dinner or just while you lounge around on the couch. It’s that one item in your wardrobe you’ll be able to throw on and look instantly polished.
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