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Tortoiseshell Fashion, Jewellery, and Sunglasses 2019

Move Over Leopard Print — Tortoiseshell Is the Biggest Animal Print of 2019

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Tortoiseshell Fashion, Jewellery, and Sunglasses 2019
Image Sources: Topshop, Zara, Fendi and ASOS

Animal print is one of the most ubiquitous trends of our generation. Whether it be leopard, snakeskin, cow print, or mock croc, we're always up to try the next big print of the season. While leopard is certainly the undisputed queen of the sartorial jungle, this Summer has proved that tortoiseshell is leading the race.

Tortoiseshell prints aren't new to the scene, but they've definitely had a huge resurgence this Summer. Pinterest actually named this sophisticated print as one of the biggest fashion trends of 2019 after the company recorded a 679% increase in searches for "tortoiseshell earrings" since the beginning of the year. Since then, tortoiseshell earrings, sunglasses, shoes, and bags have been populating some of our favourite high-street and luxury labels. Cult Gaia has been delivering this print exceptionally well, and you can find some great pieces from Topshop, Zara, and & Other Stories, too.

Keep reading for 25 beautiful tortoiseshell pieces for adding an animal print refresh to your wardrobe.

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