Want to know every fashionista’s secret weapon? It’s the one fashion-forward pattern that remains stylish, chic and on-trend any time of year — leopard print! This animal pattern stands above the rest for adding a sophisticated, yet playful touch of flair to any outfit. While you may have a leopard print item or two in your closet, this bold print can still be intimidating as it teeters on the edge of stylish glam and over-the-top fashion faux pas.
Today, we’re showing you how to best rock leopard print while offering up a few of our favorite current pieces. The first tip: Consider leopard print a neutral. Pair it with pieces the same way you would a pair of black denim, a jean jacket or some brown booties. Read on for our other tips and 20 leopard print items we’re loving.
The easiest way to successfully style leopard print is through a flattering top or blouse. We suggest pairing any of these tops with black denim, dark jeans, neutral colored shorts or even leather pants. If you need a jacket, go for a simple black blazer, cardigan or leather jacket. As you can see below, there are plenty of color and pattern options available allowing you to find your perfect match.
Leopard print bottoms, especially pants, are definitely an intimidating style choice, but we encourage you to just go for it! As long as either of these pants is paired with a simple tee, flattering camisole or solid tank, the pants won’t feel over the top. It also helps to go for a pant with a cropped leg as it will come off less overwhelming. Skirts, on the other hand, are much easier to style. Don’t go overboard though! Pair these with a simple top (bright colors are a fun option — red, pink or orange) and neutral heels for a flirty look.
If you’ve grown tired of your little black dress, give leopard print a try! All of these options look fabulous when paired with some simple, strappy black heels, and although the print is bold, it makes a stylish statement without crossing the line. We love how these dresses incorporate other colors like green or grey for a fashion-forward twist on the classic pattern.
SHOES & BAGS
If you want to rock leopard print, but aren’t into bold clothing, these shoes and bags are your new BFFs. We swoon over an all-black look with a pop of leopard print in the shoe or bag. These will also look fabulous with an all-white ensemble, simple red dress or really any understated outfit. All three of these bags can go from day to night making them ultra easy to style. These booties are a fabulous addition to your fall wardrobe, great for both work and play, as are these mules, which are a beautiful everyday choice. And these easy-to-wear heels are the ideal height, comfortable, cute and oh-so-versatile. Yes, please!
Cooler temperatures are on the horizon, thank goodness! So, we’re featuring two of our favorite jackets ideal for the upcoming season. This long trench screams edgy and glamorous, while this draped jacket is a fantastic addition to your fall wardrobe. Much like the other styles, consider these jackets a neutral option meant to be worn over simple ensembles for a pop of fun.
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