As I was shopping on Newbury Street the other weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the distinct way in which many stores incorporated leopard print in their visual displays. Whether it was an entirely leopard print clothing piece, or just a pop of the pattern on an accessory, I was awed at how the print made an outfit look sophisticated and expensive.
If there is any season that leopard print looks best worn in, it is definitely with the darker, burnt colors of a fall wardrobe. Leopard print is used by designers in a variety of ways ranging from faux fur coats, to shoes, to jewelry. As the proud owner of a leopard print wallet and dress, I recommend trying out the print in a few different forms as I did before you decide on which styles best suits you. Be sure to keep in mind my tips below before entering your own safari!
- When wearing leopard print as a clothing piece, try adding an accent color, such as burgundy, to offset the pattern.
- If sporting leopard print as an accessory, consider wearing it with an outfit that’s made up of a more neutral color pallet.
- Be aware that the leopard print speaks for itself; don’t let the pattern overpower you!
Leopard Print Dress- H&M- &17.95
Skinny Leopard Patent Belt- J. Crew- $39.50
Leopard Coat- Zara- $99.50
David & Young Leopard Print Scarf- Nordstrom- $18
MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Moccasin Cheetah Print- Michael Kors- $120
Betsey Johnson ‘Bling Bling Time’ Leopard Strap Watch- Nordstrom- $105
Leopard Print Dolman Top- Forever 21- $17.80
Kimchi Blue Mini Leopard Crossbody- Urban Outfitters- $29.99
Will you be rocking leopard print this fall, or do you think this pattern should be left in the jungle?