£39.99 - Zara
Summer is sadly over and I am in full Autumnal mode, browsing knitwear, long wool coats and dusting off the old winter boots whilst seeking out a new pair. I was grateful to catch the last of the summer rays in New York over September, whilst it was still 28 degrees in the city and somewhat of a heatwave. Before I set off on my travels I wanted to invest in an animal print dress. It appears to be a key trend sticking around for A/W 18 with lots of rust, copper and beige tones layered with exotic animal prints and soft, floaty silhouettes. Zara had a huge collection of snake, alligator, tiger and leopard print in varying colour ways and I spotted this leopard print maxi for a bargain at £39.99. It is light, loose and made from a crepe-like fabric that hangs and belts at the waist making it the perfect summer to autumn staple. With a thigh high split it can be worn with trainers and a leather jacket during the daytime or a slip on mule for evening. For Autumn thrown under a red chunky cable knit with some black leather ankle boots, you are good to go. This is a great classic piece, even with a trend-led print, that lots of people have complimented me on and have asked where it was purchased. Definitely one to give you a spring in your step and to make you feel a little bit special.