Animal motifs – 10 for under £10

Sometimes it’s just satisfying to indulge yourself a little bit. Spend no more  than £10, but feel great that you’ve grabbed yourself something shiny and new! So, every month, we’ll take a theme, and bring you 10 for under £10!

This month, inspired by the panda mating season news from Edinburgh Zoo we’re tackling animal motifs. Animal magic, not in print, but in animal motifs.

Animal print is a big trend, it seems, every year these days. But this season fashion is taking it a wee bit further, and it’s actual animal motifs we’re supposed to be sporting. So, on bikinis, scarves, tops and more, think giraffes, lions, tigers, birds and anything else from the animal kingdom!

What’s that on your bikini? (top, £7.99, bottoms, £4.99, both New Look) Giraffes? Of course it is. And how about adding some sheep to your ears, for an Easter vibe? Cute earrings from JOY (£6).

Animal motifs

Cats are always on stuff aren’t they? We love this cute purse from New Look, in the sale for £3. The tropical tend this spring summer means flamingoes are popular animal motifs. This snood-scarf is summery and light. (£7.99, New Look).

A unicorn might not be a real animal, but they’re fun, and popular, especially on a necklace, no? (£8, JOY). H&M’s zebra t-shirt (£9.99)  is for the bold. If you want something more subtle, a swallow print scarf from New Look is a safe bet (£3.99).

animal  motifs two The lovely Louche elephant bangle from JOY (£6) can be worn loose on the wrist, or up the arm. And how could anyone resists the cute fake fur dog ring (£5) from Claire’s Accessories!?

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

The Animal Print Shirt – Three Ways

In this little blog series, we’re going to take an Autumn Winter trend, and show you how to wear it  – three ways. This week, the animal print shirt.

Three ways the animal print shirt

Being on trend is all very well, but getting more wear out of your on-trend piece is better. Its all about being clever with the pieces you buy, and seeing how they can be adapted for various occasions. This week, the animal print shirt – for a business trip,  Sunday lunch down the pub, or a fashion bloggers event.

This is how we would style this zebra print animal print shirt from H&M  (£12.99) for those three occasions.

1. Sunday Lunch Down The Pub

three ways animal print shirt pubIt’s Sunday, so keep everything, well, kinda slouchy, but still with a bit of fashion in there! Make a bit of an effort!  Team your animal print shirt with flared jeans, a slouchy, cosy cardigan, and add some height and a pop of colour with bold wedges. If you want to shake Sunday up a bit, add a slouchy bag, but in a contrasting animal print – like this fantastic leopard print one from Gap.

Clockwise, from left: Contrast flared jeans, £29.99, H&M, the animal print shirt, leopard print calf skin shopper, £124.95, GAP, blue wedge ankle strap heels, £19.99, New Look.

2. The Business Trip

Animal print shirt officeOff on business and need to keep it smart? But can you add a little bit of an edge? Then choose a plain suit – skirt or trousers, and add this animal print shirt, tucked in and pristine, for a modern take on a business look. A large, colourful bag brightens things up a bit more.

Clockwise, from top left: Jade green bag, £29.99, H&M, grey suit jacket, £28, grey bootcut trousers, £16, both BHS, the animal print shirt, grey pencil skirt, £14, BHS

3. Fashion Bloggers Event

Night out animal print shirtInvited to a fashion bloggers event? Then it’s time to ramp up the ‘fashion’ a little bit, and stand out from the crowd. Mix your animal print shirt with patterned trousers, add some cut-out on trend ankle boots, a crazy clutch – how cute is this cat one – and some statement jewellery completes the look.

Clockwise, from top left: gold coloured necklace, £6.99, H&M, the animal print shirt, Aztec print trousers, £17.99, New Look, statement ring, £3.99, H&M, cat face clutch bag, £9.99, New Look, cut-out detail ankle boots, £135, French Connection.

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions