Boutique Freak | Animalistic Accessories Worth Getting Your Paws On

One need only prowl the East Village’s boutiques to see that the perpetually popular animal-print trend is far from becoming endangered. Incorporate it into your look and you’ll come off as bold, chic, feminine – even rich. As with the neon trend, you may want to avoid going head-to-toe unless you want to look like a confused cheetah. (And stick to faux fur or printed fabric if you love animals so much you could cry.) Instead, take a less-is-more approach and add just a “hint of print” via one of the skinny belts, necklaces or hats that The Local’s Boutique Freak spotted in some of the neighborhood’s standout shops this past weekend.