How to wear this season’s key trends? Do you dip your toe in cautiously or leap in head first? Follow our guide to mastering the new season must-haves.

For the first post in the series, we look at how to style animal print for Autumn/Winter 2013.

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1. One Statement Piece.

Follow the lead of stylish New York fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein and opt for one statement piece that will lift your current wardrobe into the new season. A bold leopard print blazer looks nonchalant worn on the shoulders with a simple grey T-shirt and black skinny jeans but can just as easily add interest to a little black dress for an evening look.

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2. Head to Toe.

Embrace the call of the wild by wearing one matching print head to toe. McQ Alexander McQueen’s black tiger print skinny jeans and jumper create a strong impact when worn together. Valentino’s Rockstud Noir sandals complete the look perfectly. If you prefer brighter colours, look to Moschino Cheap & Chic for vibrant animal printed separates.

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3. It’s in the Details.

If print isn’t your thing, tap into the trend discreetly by adding a statement shoe or accessory into your wardrobe. Valentino’s leopard print Rockstud sandals give a fresh aesthetic to simple distressed jeans rolled up at the ankles worn with a casual grey knit.