You know, you want to wear leopard print. You don’t want your leopard print to wear you.
Leopard is all over the place these days, in fashion magazines and street style blogs, but it can be an intimidating trend to try the first time. One wrong move and you’re squarely in Jersey Shore/your great aunt Mildred territory. And who wants that?
But leopard, when applied sparingly (or not!), is such a fun trend, with major bang for your buck. After the jump, some styling ideas for you, your leopard print, and your great aunt Mildred.
. . . Sweaters!
Say you have some leopard print pants (from Target!). Say you have some oversized sweaters of various print and pattern. Done. This leopard and . . . via Ascot Friday
. . . Army Green
In truth, if you're going to wear leopard print you might as well look like you shot it yourself. This leopard and . . . via Amandromeda
. . . Mint Green
Army green isn't the only green that works. I love how soft this ensemble is--a sparser leopard print and a sweetly feminine flower (plus some luxurious draping) takes the hard edge right outta those spots! This leopard and . . . via Atlantic-Pacific
. . . Layers!
How much do you love this outfit? This leopard and . . . via Eat Sleep Wear
. . . Heels!
This is how you wear leopard to the office (though maybe you'll want less of a platform on those heels?). This leopard and . . . via Alinas
. . . Winter
Oh good heavens this is the most amazing outfit I've ever seen. This leopard and . . . via HollyDoll
. . . Length
I just love the way this sometimes-fussy print has been taken down a couple of casual notches here. This looks perfectly relaxed and comfortable, doesn't it?This leopard and . . . via PinkChick
. . . Black
Of course! To avoid looking too hard-edged, try a faded leopard print, like these skinny jeans.This leopard and . . . via Style Scrapbook
. . . A White Tee
You know what goes with everything? A white tee shirt. This leopard and . . . via purpleemoon
. . . Red!
Leopard print as a monochromatic element? Look how these bright red pumps tame that leopard into acting as a neutral! This leopard and . . . via Eye Direction
. . . Camo
Think of your leopard print as the ultimate print mixer. (I'm dying to see someone mix it with some florals.) This leopard and . . . photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic via Dots
. . . Leather
First off, a leopard print collar is genius. Secondly, that skirt!!This leopard and . . . via KirstyBlue13
. . . Faux Fur
The most traditional method of leopard printing must be the fluffy, over-sized, over-glamourized fur coat. Make it faux and dress it way, way down, and you've got something working for ya. This leopard and . . . via Kenzasmg
. . . Blue
This is terribly classy. This leopard and . . . via Kenzasmg
. . . Chambray
Well, nothing doesn't look good with chambray, is just the truth of it. This leopard and . . . via Kenzasmg
. . . Denim
The glitzy leopard does well alongside a lived-in boyfriend jean, don't you think so? This leopard and . . . via Mr Newton
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