The looks we’ve been obsessing over? Africa-inspired graphics bursting with color and muted, wear-with-everything animal prints. Rock either with simple basics – or if you’re feeling daring, mix the two in one look.

African-Inspired Prints

Bold & Geometric
When it comes to eye-catching patterns, the bigger the better. Pick from abstract or floral designs in a medley of saturated hues. Only want a pop of color? Include a single focal point in the form of an A-line skirt or a button-front blouse.

Neutral & Chic
Sure, animal print is always in style. But this time around it pairs best with natural, soft color palettes and safari-inspired detailing. Think: subtle cheetah mixed with a khaki cargo-pocket skirt.

Find your next statement piece in our Passport to Africa: Bold Printed Style Boutique, which opens on Monday, June 8, at 3PM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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June 8, 2015

From the huge turkey dinner to post-meal lounging, Thanksgiving is all about comfort. If I could wear my pajamas all day, I would. But at my house, holidays are a big-extended-family kind of affair, so I have to look presentable.

My go-to tends to be a flowy dress – Rue stylist Caroline M.’s pick – but this year, I want to try something different. So I checked in with another Rue stylist, Chrissy B. for some expert advice on how to infuse my look with a little more edge while also keeping comfort a priority.

Thanksgiving with an Edge: Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

“A cozy sweater, boyfriend jeans, and flats,” Chrissy recommended. “You’ll look like you made an effort, you can move comfortably, and that turkey-filled belly is well-hidden.”

If that’s not something to be thankful for, I don’t know what is.

What are you wearing this holiday? Tweet us at @ruelala and follow our Styling Tips column every Wednesday.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 13, 2013

When solids seem like such a bore, it may be time to pull out the patterns.

1. The most popular of them all? Stripes. Upon stripes upon stripes.

2. Lucky for us, graphic prints cover almost every category imaginable.

3. Fact: People who wear polka dots have more fun.

4. Floral is getting fiercer by the day.

5. At this point, animal print is basically a neutral.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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August 27, 2013

RUE LA LA STYLIST MAUREEN TACKLES THIS SEASON’S BIGGEST QUESTIONS
Fall Fashion

One of Rue La La’s very own stylists, Maureen, dishes on how to wear this season’s must-haves.

Q. How can I look fun and flirty but not silly at age 40?  – Julie C.
A. Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean you can’t be cute and flirty! But when you reach a certain age, some of the sexier trends can look like you’re trying too hard, so err on the side of caution when dipping into trends like leopard or leather shorts. Why not try a fitted, skinny cigarette pant paired with a pretty, tucked-in blouse? That look can be very flirty yet sophisticated. Or, try a rich jewel-tone feminine skirt with a cashmere top. And heels always add a touch of fun and confidence to any outfit.
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October 15, 2010