Animal attraction

ELLEN DAHL LAWSON | Updated 12/27/2012

Trend-spotting animal accents from around the Twin Cities.


Nicollazzi Xiong
24, graphic designer, prepress coordinator

What are you wearing? Merona shirt, Forever 21 leopard tunic, Missoni leggings, Steve Madden cross body purse, French Connection wedge boots.

Describe your style: I like to try a little bit of everything and experiment with my styles.

What trends to you see ending with 2012? I've seen a Baroque style that didn’t go too far. We'll have to see about this when we get to 2013.

What's the best way to wear tasteful animal accents? Compliment it with a bold, solid color or a bold lip color.



Lindsey Holmes
26, actress, stylist

What are you wearing? BCBG fur vest, Goodwill sweater, earrings from Rewind Vintage, BDG black pants, Steve Madden heels, vintage Dooney & Bourke purse.

Describe your style: Boho glam? Who knows ... tomorrow might be Chucks and a Harley t-shirt.

What trends to you see ending with 2012? Orange was a hot color for 2012, and I assume it will fade out in 2013.

What's the best way to wear tasteful animal accents? Don't mix your animal prints or style them with fur.



Leah Russell
23, fabric sourcing specialist at Target

What are you wearing? Blouse from Forever 21, yellow pencil skirt from J.Crew, shoes from Anthropologie, Marc Jacobs bag, bracelets from J.Crew.

Describe your style: Bright but edgy, though it often just depends on my mood.

What new trends do you see gaining steam in 2013? Military inspired, shine, and color blocking.

What trends to you see ending with 2012? Neons.



Jessie Schneider
24, freelance designer

What are you wearing? Cardigan from Anthropologie, top from Urban Outfitters, H&M skirt, boots from DSW, tights from Nordstrom, Kate Spade leopard bag.

Describe your style: Eclectic.

What's the best way to wear tasteful animal accents? Just use bits here and there.