Horsey zebra patterns are just as fab as cat prints. Zebra patterns are most authentic in black, brown, tan and white, but come in any colour combination and in any wardrobe item. Here are four ways to wear neutral zebra-patterned pieces across an assortment of wardrobe items. 

1. Zebra Topper

Combine a zebra jacket, cardigan or coat with a printed top for a fun pattern mixed effect. Wear the combination over bottoms that work with the outfit. Here, the top is tucked into jeans, but you don’t need to tuck. The black footwear picks up the black of the patterns, although white boots would look as fab. The full-length jeans look fresh.

Smythe Peaked Lapel Overcoat

2. Zebra Dress

Combine a zebra print dress with black footwear and Bob’s your uncle. I’d have added red or shocking pink shoes and bag to this outfit to make it look more punchy, but that’s because I like brights. Neutrals like metallic, tan, cognac, shades of white and navy make lovely accents too.

Slayboo Plus Size Zebra Pattern Shawl Collar Belted Wrap Dress

3. Zeba Skirt

Combine a zebra skirt with a black top and footwear, and a straw bag. Here, white espadrilles mix things up and pick up the white of the pattern. A white top would work well too. The casual vibe of the espadrilles and straw bag relax the look. A denim jacket in blue or white would be a nice addition for arctic air conditioning.

Anthropologie Zebra Button Front Skirt

4. Zebra Top

Combine a zebra top with black bottoms and finish off the outfit with shoes that work with the palette. This super trendy pairing is voluminous and might not be to your taste, so create outfit proportions that are. The brown shoes are unexpected, and do a nice job of bookending the outfit. That said, it takes away from the graphic sharpness of the look. White or black shoes would have looked more sharp to my eye. Black, white and bright red is a classic combination, so the red bag is beautifully predictable.

MARNI Zebra Print Long Shirt

If zebra clothing isn’t your thing, try incorporating zebra outfit accents with a zebra bag, pair of shoes, or scarf. I just got the light blue zebra dress from Zara shown at the end of this collection, and I love it.