How to wear animal prints at any age: Discover how you can wear the trend, whatever your age and style…

How to wear animal prints at any age
Give your wardrobe a wild edge with this season’s easy-to-wear trend – animal print. Subtle accessories are the easiest route to instant chic. Be careful not to overload your prints – balance your leopard spots with neutral colours and conservative classics.

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22:12 GMT, 29 August 2012

Blue leopard print top, 140, jaeger.co.uk. Carven navy shorts, 260, matchesfashion.com. Statement necklace, 19.99, zara.com. Leopard gladiator sandals, 45, topshop.com

Red printed dress, 165, whistles.co.uk. Gold watch, 35, asos.com. Black suede shoes, 70, aldoshoes.com

TWENTIES, LEFT: Blue leopard print top, 140, jaeger.co.uk. Carven navy shorts, 260, matchesfashion.com. Statement necklace, 19.99, zara.com. Leopard gladiator sandals, 45, topshop.com

THIRTIES, RIGHT: Red printed dress, 165, whistles.co.uk. Gold watch, 35, asos.com. Black suede shoes, 70,
aldoshoes.com

Black mid-length pencil dress, 50, and ring, 8, warehouse.co.uk. Nude patent shoes, 22, asos.com

Jersey wrap dress, 79, hobbs, 0845 313 3130. Earrings, 19, stelladot.co.uk. Peep-toe shoes, 28, debenhams.com

FORTIES, LEFT: Black mid-length pencil dress, 50, and ring, 8, warehouse.co.uk. Nude patent shoes, 22, asos.com

FIFTIES, RIGHT: Jersey wrap dress, 79, hobbs, 0845 313 3130. Earrings, 19, stelladot.co.uk. Peep-toe shoes, 28, debenhams.com

Top, 30, lauraashley.com. Trousers, 165, lkbennett.co.uk. Ballet pumps, 29.99, clarks.co.uk. Shoulder bag, 25, accessorize.com

Angora knit, 120, jaeger.co.uk. Skirt, 105, net-a-porter.com. Satchel, 69, jonesbootmaker.co.uk. Kitten heels, 170, lkbennett.co.uk

SIXTIES, LEFT: Top, 30, lauraashley.com. Trousers, 165, lkbennett.co.uk. Ballet pumps, 29.99, clarks.co.uk. Shoulder bag, 25, accessorize.com

SEVENTIES, RIGHT: Angora knit, 120, jaeger.co.uk. Skirt, 105, net-a-porter.com. Satchel, 69, jonesbootmaker.co.uk. Kitten heels, 170, lkbennett.co.uk