What to Wear Wednesday: Critter Prints

Is there anything preppier than a well placed critter print? Critter prints, not to be confused with animal prints, are small silhouettes of the animal embroidered all over an item of clothing. It’s most commonly seen on shorts, particularly men’s shorts, but you can find a critter print on many things if you look hard enough. I have many critter print items including shirts, shorts, skirts, and even shoes. It’s both whimsical and preppy, and shows that you don’t take yourself too seriously. Life is too short not to wear fun clothes!

Among critter prints, you can also find similar items with an object motif on them, such as a small nautical embroidery throughout a print. This summer it’s easy to find these object motifs even through main stream retailers. Old Navy’s newest men’s collection has a ton of American flag motifs items that I’m tempted to buy my husband.

I love that J. Crew brought back the critter shorts reminiscent of their early days! The crab tote is pretty cute too.

It’s so easy to find critter prints for men, I’m rather jealous! My husband needs that seersucker pair with the lobster print on them.

It’s easy to get into a rut in the colder months of wearing the same old thing, which is why I use the warmer months to revive my wardrobe and wear my more “fun” items. Critter items are definitely near the top of the list of items that are more summer appropriate and go great with a lighter, brighter closet.

Do you own anything with a critter print on it?


3 Comments on What to Wear Wednesday: Critter Prints

  1. Monica
    May 18, 2017 at 7:29 am (6 years ago)

    I love critter prints! I will be honest though, most of what I own is older J Crew and Lilly Pulitzer that I found on etsy/ebay. I would love to see more critter prints come back for the ladies!

    • thedressdecoded
      May 21, 2017 at 10:37 am (6 years ago)

      It is hard to find critter prints for women these days! I have been searching poshmark for items with the print on it, and when I see current versions from brands I scoop them up.

      Right now I have my eyes on a vineyard vines crab skirt from poshmark! 🙂

      P.S. congrats on your pregnancy!!! 🙂

      • Monica
        June 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm (6 years ago)

        Thank you so much Robin!! 🙂


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