Fashion Focus

Current Obsession: Playful Animal Motifs

Wearable pieces in these cutesy motifs add personality in an instant!

By Sabrina Salehuddin | April 4, 2017

Gucci Cruise 2017

Kim Raymond & Keith Foo in Coach.

Eva Chen attends the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Alberta Ferretti)

We have seen designers donning animal motifs at the recent Spring Summer runways and we have to admit, they are adorable! It adds a quirkiness to your basics, personality to your boardroom ensemble and above all, it makes serious business less intimidating. Not too sure how to wear it? Here are 3 rules that can make these motifs chic for work!

  • Opt for classic silhouette or luxe detailing to avoid looking too kiddish. Think Midi skirt, silk blouses and embellished jewelleries.
  • For starters (or the not-so-adventurous), pick one animal motif and pair it with outfits that you’re most comfortable and confident in, for example a basic white shirt dress.
  • If the animal motif piece is a statement on its own, keep the rest simple. You can also downplay or balance the look with basic or classic pieces combos.



Shark dress, from Coach.

valentino at net (jacquard)

Jacquard printed pencil skirt, from Valentino at Net-A-Porter.


Brogues, from Emporio Armani.


Bag, RM7,995, from Naquirkee.

diorelita bracelet at

Diorelita bracelet, from


Luxembourg necklace, RM474, from Taratata Malaysia



Ring, from Kate Spade New York.

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Bomber jacket, from Mango.

marc jacobs at net -Embellished printed cotton-blend poplin midi skirt

Embellished printed cotton-blend poplin midi skirt, from Marc Jacobs at Net-A-Porter.


Tiger print leather top handle bag, from Gucci.


Watch, RM570, from Olivia Burton at ZALORA.


Earrings, from Tory Burch.

topshop online rm245

Sandals, RM245, from Topshop.

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