The leopard print is one of my favorite prints to wear. I love that it’s edgy, classy and timeless, totally right up my alley. Having said that, animal prints can be tricky to style. If not worn correctly, they can be overwhelming and even unflattering.
For this reason, a lot of people hesitate to even give it a try. The way I approach trends, I keep an open mind, I don’t jump to conclusions before trying them. The leopard print is currently on trend and you will find plenty of items to try in the stores.
6 Tips to remember when Styling Leopard Print or any Animal Print
Wear Only One Piece of Animal Print at a Time
Leopard print can easily be incorporated into your everyday look by adding neutral pieces like a black jacket /blazer, brown top, white tee and neutral shoes.
Full Post [Gilry Girl]; Wearing: Ruffle neck blouse (on sale) | Pleated Skirt | Leopard Coat (similar here, here, here, and here) | similar Handbag | Peal Necklace c/o Carolee | Gold Flats | Bow Socks | similar Pink sunglasses 1,2,3,4
Rock the Leopard Print in Subtle Ways
If you are feeling nervous about trying animal prints, start out by wearing the print in subtle ways-like in shoes, accessories, and bags
Full Post [Fav AVA Poems]; Wearing: similar dress | similar jacket here, here, here and here | Chelsea boots (similar here and here; last seen here) | Leopard Clutch (last seen here) | Sunglasses | Crystal Earrings c/o Carolee | Tarte lip paint in fomo
Bags– fold over clutch, cross body bags or a satchel in leopard go pretty much with any neutral color outfit. Only opt for pieces in true leopard color, don’t go for bold colors like pink, unless you know how to wear them.
Shoes– Shoes are an easy way to style animal print, especially in pumps and slip on’s.
Full post [Trending Coats]; Wearing: Topshop Faux coat (similar here, here and here) | Striped Tee | Ag Jeans | Tights (worn under jeans) | Zara Booties (similar here, here and here) | Bag (last seen here) | similar leopard scarf here and here | Brixton hat
Accessories– Leopard scarves is a great idea to add a pop of print to a neutral outfit. I love wearing them to work with cognac/black sweater/dress.
Add Pops of Gold Jewelry to your Leopard Print
For a more elevated and classy look, add simple gold accessories like I did in this outfit by pairing the leopard skirt with gold coin necklace, and hoop earrings. Never overdo your animal print pieces with lots of accessories, you will end up looking tawdry.
Brighten Up your Leopard Print with Bold Colors
Once you got a hang around on how to wear leopard print, you can start having fun by wearing it with bold colors. You can opt for warm colors like burgundy, olive, teal, mustard to start with and move to more poppy colors like red, pink, orange or pastel colors like light blue, lilac, mint, and light yellow.
If you are adventurous and willing your take your leopard obsession to a next level. Try adding more leopard print items to your outfit. The easiest way to do it is by wearing more than one leopard print accessory. In the outfit below, I’m wearing leopard pumps, clutch, and sunglasses.
Mix & Match your Leopard Print with Other Prints and Textures
Due to its neutral shade, it’s safe to experiment your leopard print with other prints and patterns like floral, plaid, gingham, stripes and polka dots and textures like leather, sequin, etc.