Celebrity-Inspired Trend Alert: Dalmatian Print! Get The Look

January 5, 2012  |  
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Everyone’s loving Dalmatian print! When it comes to fashion, most folks consider themselves ‘cat people’: lovers of all things leopard! Yet and still, celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Kelly Rowland (pictured above) have been snapped out and about wearing the print that is less feline inspired and more canine.

Rapper Iggy Azalea and Beyoncé (pictured above) even sport the trend in their videos: My World and Party. Is this the end of leopard print!? Absolutely not. Is this the beginning of a fabulous new option? AB-SO-LUTELY!

If you’re interested in becoming a ‘dog person,’ then you’re barking up the right tree! Like these celebs, you need to act quickly to be considered a trendsetter before this new look trickles down to the masses! We’ve spotted some awesome pieces covered in Dalmatian print that are sure to put you ahead of the fashion curve! Check ’em out…

Dalmatian Trench Coat by Unique*, Topshop – $220

This mohair trench, originally $700, is haute! The sleeves and belt are pony hair which adds extra texture. Plus, it’s pretty! This is a great option for those who couldn’t imagine making the big jump and wearing a whole coat covered in this trendy print.

Photo of model via Coolspotters.com

Leighton Printed Easy Dress, Alive + Olivia – $148

This cute dress was originally created for the warmer months, but with a bit of layering, this one will be winter-ready! Try a chunky knit cardigan in a jewel tone color like teal, then add opaque tights and some mid heel ankle booties and you’ll be causally cute. Don’t forget a statement necklace to tie everything together! Switch the cardi for a bright blazer and higher heels to make this ensemble date-friendly. Spot on!

‘Kathy’ Loafer, ShoeMint – $79.98

Who says black and white is the only way to rock Dalmatian print? This menswear loafer becomes feminine when decked out in this red-based dalmatian print. ShoeMint is a free member’s only shoe club designed by actress/fashion icon Rachel Bilson and stylist Nicole Chavez with the help and expertise of Steve Madden. Find out more about how it works here. This Hot loafer alone should be enough to make you want to join! We envision this shoe worn with black ankle length pants and a turtle neck sweater. Audrey Hepburn would be proud…

Photo via firstmonthsrent.com

Dalmatian Print Shorts by Unique*, Topshop – $90

Yes, it’s winter, but these high waist shorts are too cute to pass up! Add some black tights, your favorite black blazer with a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready for a night out! You could also dress the shorts down with an oversized sweater and just let the Dalmatian print peek out from underneath.  Either option will have you spotted looking great!

Black Dalmatian Skinny Belt, Dorothy Perkins – $9

Add just a touch of Dalmatian to your wardrobe with this slender belt! If you’re daring enough, tie it over your favorite animal print piece, like a leopard dress! Or, keep it classic by pairing it over a solid color top. Red always pops!

Dalmatian Print Balloon Sleeve Blouse, ASOS – on sale: $37.27

This Victorian-style blouse is C-H-I-C, chic! The silky sheen, golden tan hue, and black spots combine to create a piece perfect for work and play! Wear it under a blazer or by itself while working at the office. Pair with a black mini skirt and opaque black tights for a night out. Heels are mandatory.

River Island Faux Fur Coat In Dalmatian, ASOS – on sale: $116.35

Everyone needs a shaggy fur this winter! Embrace you’re inner Cruella de Vil and snatch up one in dalmatian print. If you’re reluctant to being covered in actual spots, then this coat is the perfect way to approach the trend less literally. It has an open front, so just toss on a black belt and hit the road!  Who cares what you wear under this attention-grabber?! It’ll even make sweatpants and sneakers look fab and diva-licious!

Nail Rock Dalmatian, Miss Selfridge – $11

Perhaps you prefer having this trend at your fingertips? Then these nail adhesive strips are perfect for you! It’s a small way to make a statement, but definitely won’t go unnoticed. Be loud and proud!

Piebald Satchel, Anthropologie – $199.95

Splattered Dalmatian doesn’t look as gross as you’d think! This artsy bag will make a great everyday companion because it’s a decent size to fit the essentials. Plus, the chain strap and the thick strap drop for your shoulder are nice details Look cute and stylish with this one!

Dalmatian Spotted Suede Ankle Boot, Penelope and Coco – $482

This is the exact shoe donned by Kourtney Kardashian! It comes with the celebrity price tag, but to some, its high, skinny heel, platform, thin black laces and beautiful print are all worth it. If you don’t fall into the ‘some’ category, then check out this shorter version by Miss Selfridge for $90. Rock with neutral colors like navy, black, and tan – à la Kourtney – to ensure this footwear is the star of your fashion show!

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