By Limsan Boulter (@limo_x) for Fashion Bomb Daily
Animal print is a huge trend this fall/winter period. Leopard, Snakeskin and Tiger seem to be the top picks at the moment with everyone trying to show their wild side. Another classic animal inspired trend that I have recently noticed to be popping up everywhere, is feathers.
Whether it is feather accessories, delicately added feathers or an all out feather frenzy. Celebrities and fashionistas alike have been loving this look. The use of feathers in any outfit can bring an air of sophistication and glamour to any look, day or night.
How Can You Wear It?
Look 1 – Feathers on Bags: One of the easiest ways to wear feathers is through the use of accessories. Use your feathery bag to dress up any outfit, whether it is a trusted LBD on a night out or a jeans and statement shirt combo for a brunch date with the girls.
Jimmy Choo simply adds contrasting white feathers to this crystal embellished black suede clutch.
Bring back Clueless vibes with this Staud feather trimmed patent-leather tote in a lavender shade.
The Volon mixes velvet, metallic and feathers in this unique balloon shaped clutch. 3 of this year’s biggest trends rolled into one.
Look 2 – Feathery Shoes: Shoes can make or break an outfit. Try your hand at this feather trend by making it all about a statement shoe.
Keyshia Ka’oir was seen wearing baby pink satin Prada heels with a matching wool silk Gucci playsuit while on hostess duties in Atlanta.
YSL and Steve Madden have also recently been spied with plumage. Think about paring them with simple outfits to really make these babies pop.
Look 3 – A Touch of Feathers: Feathery shoes not quite your thing? Try a simple feather trim or chic burst of feathers. A little or a lot.. it’s your choice.
JLo was seen wearing a plush pink Valentino number in Qatar.
Olivia Palermo wearing a black feather trimmed Ralph Lauren top and satin maxi skirt to the American Ballet Theatre.
Even our very own Editor-in-Chic Claire Sulmers tried her hand at the trend in this bold red feathery top and matching red pants.
Look 4 – Choosing One Feathered Item: Take it to the next level by selecting one standout item with feathers such as a skirt or a top. Balance out the feathers by wearing it with something more streamline and structured to avoid looking overly puffy.
Olga Kurylenko seen at Johnny English Strikes Again premier in London wearing an off runway Attico ensemble.
Who could forget this unforgettable Cardi B Christian Cowan suit in another stunning lilac color. So iconic, it was a Halloween staple this year.
Look 5 – Feather Bomb: This final look is not for the faint hearted and best reserved for an evening event where you want to make an impact. Go OTT in a full blown feather look.
Not once, but twice we saw bride-of-the-moment Priyanka Chopra elegantly pull off feathery looks. First time was at her NYC bridal shower in a stunning Marchesa dress. The second at her bachelorette party in Georges Chakra.
In LA, Chiara Ferragni modernised the look by wearing this feather and embellished Attico mini dress in this years’ most wanted color – lilac.
Bridge Heinen attended Rihanna’s annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in an ombre pink feather belted dress, matched with silver barely-there sandals.
Queen Bee left the crowd speechless at the City of Hope gala in a radiant Ralph and Russo couture gown.
Ashlee Simpson-Ross wore another Ralph and Russo couture masterpiece to the Angel ball earlier this year. Who knew sparkles and feathers are such a match made in heaven.
Will you be trying out the feather trend? Which look will you opt for? Comment below and give the #FashionBombDaily team your thoughts.