August 1, 2018
We saw it hit the runway earlier this year, for the fashion savvy it’s a solid wardrobe staple and for others it’s something they secretly desire! There’s no use fighting it, this Winter leopard print is working its way into everyone’s wardrobe, so forget any rules you’ve heard from grandma, it’s time to run with the wildcats.
Here are three myths we need to dismiss:
1. ONLY WEAR ONE PIECE OF ANIMAL PRINT AT A TIME
If done right, pairing more than one piece of animal print in your outfit can be an absolute standout! Think leopard print shoes and coat, hair piece or belt
Princess Polly When You’re Gone belt, RRP $20, from princesspolly.com
The Retro Cloud Scrunchie Leopard $20, from theretrocloud.com
2. ONLY WEAR ANIMAL PRINT WITH PLAIN COLOURS
The women who really know style, treat animal print as a neutral and mix it with anything their heart desires – after all, the colours are usually, white, brown and black, the perfect base for any fashion recipe. Try it with another bold print and assert your personality.
3. NEVER EVER WEAR LEOPARD PRINT TO THE OFFICE
Don’t let a professional environment deter you from showing your killer instinct. Perhaps it’s not the ideal setting for a head-to-toe look, but why not something subtle like a bangle or blouse. Even your notebook or phone cover!
Boohoo leopard print blouse, RRP $40, from au.boohoo.com
STILL NOT SURE? LET’S MAKE MORE SENSE OF THE SPOTS
Anything too short or figure hugging can be entering a danger zone. Keep things flowing and feminine to embrace this season’s favourite print with finesse.
Nasty Gal So Fierce leopard skirt, RRP $56, from nastygal.com
Nasty Gal So Fierce leopard pants, RRP $56, from nastygal.com
The perfect place to start your leopard print romance is with your footwear. A printed pair of shoes looks great with jeans, pants, a pencil skirt – in fact you would struggle to find any piece they wouldn’t complement.
Mollini Zallas gold ocelot pony, RRP $199.95, from styletread.com.au
If you’re feeling a little bit wild but not sure if you’re ready to unleash it, maybe it’s time to overhaul your pyjama collection – what a way to wake up and take on the world (and the coffee does taste better when you’re feeling fabulous!)
J Crew leopard print pyjamas, RRP $79.50, from nordstrom.com
The number-one piece clawed after by the coolest cats this season is a leopard print coat or jacket. Wear it with almost everything in your wardrobe, day or night, casual or formal and to liven up another wise tame ensemble – I can see why it is a fashion favourite! Meow!
Zara animal print blazer, RRP $99, from zara.com