In the past, I have been all about minimalism in clothing: neutral colors were the primary inhabitants of my closet with few other colors sprinkled about and a noticeable absence of bold prints. But in the past couple of years, I have felt a new admiration arising within me for color and prints. Blame it on the wealth of gorgeous fashion bloggers around the net, proving that color can be done in a way that is attention getting without being loud, or the influence of my bestie MC, whose rocker attitude and penchant for color and huge baubles is no less than viral—but I am newly drawn to pops of color and pretty patterns in a way that I haven’t been before. To that end, I am particularly enamored with one pattern that is heavily trending for fall: the animal print--making it the newest “must have” item for my closet. Though I don’t know if I’m ready to fully engage my animal instincts and rock out say…a zebra print dress, I am ready to walk on the wild side of accessories.