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.

TOPS

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.

If you want to rock the timeless leopard print well, consider styling one of these fashion-forward tops. This structured blouse is $198, the blue leopard print blouse with ruffled sleeve detailing is $78, this simple camisole is $85 and the blouse is $285. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

If you want to rock the timeless leopard print, consider styling one of these fashion-forward tops. This structured blouse is $198, the blue leopard print blouse with ruffled sleeve detailing is $78, this simple camisole is $85, and the blouse is $285. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

BOTTOMS

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.

We know leopard print bottoms can be a very intimidating style choice. Here are four options that pair well with a simple tee, tank or blouse without being over-the-top. These cropped pants are $219, the wrap skirt is $199, these trousers are $168 and the A-line skirt is $89. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

We know leopard print bottoms can be a very intimidating style choice. Here are four options that pair well with a simple tee, tank or blouse without being over-the-top. These cropped pants are $219, the wrap skirt is $199, these trousers are $168, and the A-line skirt is $89. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

DRESSES

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.

Put that little black dress to bed for a few months and rock a leopard print ensemble! Here are four of our current favorites. This green dress with ruffle detailing is $98, this wrap dress is $350, the short sleeve shirtdress is $158 and this off-the-shoulder dress is $155. Images: Nordstrom

Put that little black dress to bed for a few months, and rock a leopard print ensemble instead! Here are four of our current favorites. This green dress with ruffle detailing is $98, this wrap dress is $350, the short sleeve shirtdress is $158, and this off-the-shoulder dress is $155. Images: Nordstrom

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!

If you want to add leopard print to your look without wearing a leopard print clothing item, these bags and shoes are the stylish choice. This clutch is $99, the tote is $78 and the small bag with a circular handle is $158. These booties are $358, the mules are $99.95 and the heels are $89.95. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

If you want to add leopard print to your look without wearing a leopard print clothing item, these bags and shoes are the stylish choices. This clutch is $99, the tote is $78, and the small bag with a circular handle is $158. These booties are $358, the mules are $99.95, and the heels are $89.95. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

COATS

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.

To prepare for the cooler temperatures ahead, here are two of our favorite current jacket styles that feature the chic leopard print pattern. Both can be worn to work or play, day or night and with any neutral ensemble for a fun and fashionable touch of glam. The trench coat is $218 and the draped jacket is $110. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

To prepare for the cooler temperatures ahead, here are two of our favorite current jacket styles that feature the chic leopard print pattern. Both can be worn to work or play, day or night and with any neutral ensemble for a fun and fashionable touch of glam. The trench coat is $218 and the draped jacket is $110. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom

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