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Animal motifs are big this season. We show you how to wear this trend, whether you opt for a small poodle pin, or a satin tiger satin dress.
Animal print is a tried and true fall trend. We're used to seeing leopard print booties and python print purses. But this season, designers decided to include the whole animal in their fall and winter styles.
Predictably, Gucci went all out with panthers on sweaters and flies on purses. Stella McCartney introduced a swan print to her collection and Dolce & Gabbana satisfied the internet with its kitty-cat haute couture.
But, you need not turn to the (pricier) designers for your feline fix. Instead, shop our picks of animal motif fashion items below. Whether you're interested in a touch of whimsy in the form of a pin—or would prefer to make a statement—we've got something that will bring out your inner wild child.
Sheer bug ankle socks, $8, asos.com.
Akemi + Kin Tigre pullover, $88, anthropologie.com.
Horse stud earrings, $35, bananarepublic.ca.
Vintage bee collar shirt, $84, asos.com.
Satin front embroidery dress with tiger, $130, asos.com.
Equipment zebra silk blouse, $133, theoutnet.com.
Lion brooch, $38, etsy.com.
Swallow print blouse, $110, bananarepublic.ca.
Field Flower by Wendi Reed horse coat, $188, anthropologie.com.
Red crossbosy bag, $46, zara.com.
Meow hat, $13, hm.com/ca.
Eva Franco hooded lamb cape, $198, anthropologie.com.
Poodle pin, $15, hayleyelsaesser.com.
Butterfly Collective T-shirt, $75, tedbaker.com.
Drake’s Pajama top in Bengal tiger, $259, jcrew.com.
The cape is perfect for fall's unpredictable temperatures. Style this spotlight-stealing piece with ease thanks to our tips.
If you've ever thought about buying a cape but held off because it felt a little too dramatic, we're begging you to reconsider. Here's how to style this fall's sleeker version to look like a superstar, and less like a superhero.
Due to its petite size, you can toss this capelet on like a scarf—and instantly make everything at least 20 percent more chic. Satin cape, $409, tedbaker.com.
A textured top adds balance to the cape's luxurious high-shine fabric. Merino-wool sweater west, $98, roots.ca.
Capes add enough bulk, so it's important to keep things simple and streamlines on the bottom. Pencilsskirt, $160, bananarepublic.com.
Sporting a contemporary pair of sunglasses will help modernize the cape's vintage silhouette. Mirrored aviator sunglasses, $20, lechateau.com.
Stacked gold and silver circles make these hoops twice as nice. Earrings, $75, jenny-bird.ca.
Skip cross-body bags and hefty carryalls. Instead grab an oversize clutch. Leather bag, $188, roots.ca.
Keep jewellery minimal, because a cape is enough of a grand gesture. Faux-gold cuff, $50, bananarepublic.ca.
Sophisticated and sexy, the ladylike pointy-toed stiletto is universally flattering. Shoes, $110, aldoshoes.com.
Photography by Jeff Coulson Credits: Photography by Jeff Coulson
A few quick tips that will help you create a beautiful artisanal cheese board that will wow a crowd.
From coast to coast, Canadians are making some seriously world-class cheese.
Hit up your local cheese shop and get to know our country’s offerings, then showcase your favourites on an artisanal cheese board that reflects your style and taste.
The ideal cheese board should include three or four types of cheese: hard, semi-firm, soft and blue.
To please many tastes, consider including both cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses.
Add dried fruit, such as cranberries and apricots, as well as fresh figs, sliced pears and a selection of good quality crackers and crusty bread.
Check out our tips for creating an impressive charcuterie board.