Trend of the week: Hey cowgirl

Hey cowgirl - This season, we're taking stock of a new breed of animal prints, says AnneMarie O'Connor.

INSPIRATION

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.

THE EDIT

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

STYLE NOTES

    ■ 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

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