Hey cowgirl - This season, we're taking stock of a new breed of animal prints, says AnneMarie O'Connor.
Cow prints on the catwalk? You heard correctly.
Although wild animals continue to trend, domestic cattle are making a mark.
Richard Quinn, Burberry and Victoria Beckham took the humble pattern from pasture to pastoral chic with individual twists on the overlooked farm motif.
Maybe not one for all the herd but certainly one we’ll be hearing more about.
Play the fashion field in one of these bovine-inspired beauties
Leather cowboy ankle boots, Mango, €99.99
Cow print pony hair bag, Mahileather
Leather mini skirt, Mango, €149.99 @ Etsy.com, was €229.88, now €172.40
No. 21 cow print jumper, Farfetch, was €1,235, now €741
Cow print blouse, Mango, €59.99 (online exclusive)
Victoria Beckham quarter sleeve midi dress, Brown Thomas, €1,880
Tricolour cowhide bag, Hydeandhare @ Etsy.com, €94.98
■ LEATHER WEATHER
Feeling the chill? Swap a cotton cow print for its heftier rawhide cousin.
Visually interesting and a lovely leather alternative for pre-spring style conundrums.
■ JUST FOR KICKS
Dipping your toe into the trend? Try on an anklelength cowboy boot for size.
Pair with cropped jeans and a classic shirt or plain white tee for an easy update.
■ PUT IT IN NEUTRAL
Keeping to a clean colour palette allows the print to work its magic. Black, white, brown, done. How simple was that?
■ PANEL DISCUSSION
Print too powerful? Stick to placement panelling for a subtler approach.
Check out Annmarie O’Connor’s style at: www.annmarieoconnor.me