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Okay, Hear Me Out: We Should All Be Dressing Like The Cheetah Girls Right Now


It’s on the runway, it’s on the street, it’s literally everywhere and you can’t ignore it. Yup, we’re talking about the cheetah print trend. Our 2000s Disney idols, The Cheetah Girls, were totally on to something with their fashion sense and we must give credit where credit’s due. Scroll through any fashion blogger’s Instagram, and you’re sure to see at least one piece of cheetah print in their wardrobe. As much as we’re all head-over-heels for the trend now, there once was a time the print was associated more with the likes of Jersey Shore than with high fashion.

Now, everyone from Lady Gaga to Mandy Moore has been spotted (get it?) wearing cheetah print. Luckily, many animal prints, including cheetah, are now being considered ‘neutrals’ and can be incorporated into an outfit in so many ways. We can’t stop adding spots to our wardrobes, so we wanted to pay homage to the Cheetah Girls and show our fave ways to rock cheetah print:

Subtle Accessories



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The easiest way to test the waters with cheetah print is to incorporate it into your accessories. My personal favorite way is to do so with shoes, but you could also try a cheetah belt or purse. Accessories are the easiest way to test out a trend without spending a lot of money and you get to adopt it into your personal style and make it your own.

Statement Pants

Channel your inner superstar with a pair of cheetah print pants like the ones Lady Gaga wore as Ally in A Star Is Born. Though daunting at first, a pair of cheetah pants or a skirt looks so chic when paired with neutrals. Even a basic white t-shirt is elevated to the next level when you swap out your basic blue jeans for some cheetah ones, and they take just as much effort. It’s the easiest way to go from girl-next-door to fashion blogger in 10 seconds flat.

Warm & cozy accents



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Keep warm this winter while remaining on-trend in a cheetah print coat. Statement coats have been all the rage this winter, so stand out in a crowd of basic black bear coats with this spotted rendition. The faux fur material is super cozy and will defend against dropping temperatures this season.

Full glam



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If you’re not afraid to stand out, make a statement in full cheetah print paired with simple black accessories. Let the print shine and keep the accessories minimal. The look is super glamorous and guaranteed to make a statement, but is just as easy as throwing on your favorite LBD.

Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or just trying to add some spice to your current wardrobe, incorporating cheetah print to your outfits is a sure way to stand out this season. You’ll be singing “Strut” by the Cheetah Girls on repeat all winter.

Carli is a 2022 grad of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and served as the style section editor for Her Campus. After being a national style writer for Her Campus, she launched Her Campus FIT. A born and raised Jersey Girl, she is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. In her spare time she loves running, jamming to Taylor Swift, and tracking down the best burgers. Find her on Instagram @carliannescloset.