Yes, the leopard-print motif is here to stay, but along with this spotted trend, we're seeing a new breed of animal-inspired accessories crop up. On the Fall '12 runways, both Anna Sui and Burberry showed off a plethora of owl-infused pieces, and on the red carpet, we've seen countless iterations of the reptile pattern take hold. Case in point: Emma Stone's serpent-laden Lanvin sheath at W Magazine's Golden Globes party or Sofia Vergara's jewel-encrusted snake cuff at the New Year's Eve movie premiere. For the quirkier style set, look to ladybug earrings, elephant pendants, and retro cat brooches for a touch of cute-cum-exotic embellishing. The end goal is to take a walk on the wild side — and all you have to do is add a cool piece of jewelry to get the look. Click through below to see our editors' picks and shop your favorites.
Accessory trends tend to change at the drop of a hat; while some pieces remain year-round staples, others come and go (toe rings, anyone?). No matter where the pendulum swings, we'll always love a good statement piece — and this Fall, we're feeling all things animal. Whether it's a bejeweled Bengal bangle (try saying that five times fast) or a sleek, sophisticated panther pendant, it only takes a little bit of animal instinct to add a fierce vibe to your current Fall wardrobe. Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Click through now to see and shop the chicest animal-inspired jewelry for Fall.