Leopard print is having its moment. I dare you to walk into any store, anywhere. You will find it. In the past, I’ve always been leery of this print, because lots of it can tend to look cheap. But somehow, the fashion gods have kept the integrity of the print while upgrading it a little. Or maybe I’ve just learned how to wear it.
Either way, a pop of leopard print is a must have for fall. If you love leopard print but you’re too scared to go head to toe in it, here are 5 “add on” leopard print pieces your closet needs now.
SHOP THIS LOOK: Leopard Print Blazer – Asos | Jeans – 7 For All Mankind | White Purse – Rebecca Minkoff | T-Shirt – Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses – Le Specs | Coin Necklace – Cloverpost | Sandals – Zara
Traditional leopard print, contrary to popular belief, is an amazing neutral because it has black, brown, and nude. So, the print works well with accessories in said colors, but also with a variety of other ones like red (my personal fave) purple, blue, etc. Go out of your comfort zone and pair any of the items below with a color. You’ll be surprised at how much you might like it!
I am usually a leather jacket kind of gal when it comes to outerwear, but I love a leopard print blazer here as a replacement piece this fall. This one is only $79! With its tiny spots, you don’t have to worry about clashing with a graphic tee as long as the print on the shirt is larger than the spots, for balance. Since I was in New York when I shot this look, I found it only fitting to sport a t-shirt featuring my location, but honestly any graphic tee will work. If you want to wear this blazer in a fancier environment, try with a pair of black slacks and a white shirt, or a shift dress that’s the same length or slightly longer than the blazer. You can’t go wrong either combo, and both are fun yet professional.
A BELT and
I’m kind of lumping belts and sandals into this paragraph because even though they are obviously very different, they both kind of accomplish the same task. A leopard print belt or a pair of sandals adds a fun pop to your outfit. I just purchased this belt from Rebecca Minkoff. I only found a size large left, but this one or this one are pretty darn close to it!
As for the sandals, less is more here, since the print is already busy. So, I prefer minimal ankle strap kinds like this pair or this pair with a chunkier heel. (Also, I know I said leopard print looks great with color but there is something SO CHIC about an all black outfit with a leopard print belt or sandals.)
I have had this $45 leopard print clutch for YEARS now, and it is always that perfect finishing touch to that I feel needs a little something. It even goes with girly lace for a fun mix of textures, as seen in this post from last September. For $45, it’s an easy investment and a fun accessory hen a plain bag just won’t do. It’s the perfect size and can hold everything I need: sunglasses, phone, wallet, and car keys with some extra wiggle room.
Okay, so a leopard print neck scarf may be a bit of a stretch when it comes to items you have to have, but it’s an unexpected piece and fairly versatile. Wear as is, tying it around your neck as a traditional bandana or with a square knot. You can also wear as a headband like I did with another bandana in this post, or tie it around your purse for some fun flair.
Are you into leopard print, or are you skipping out on this fall trend?
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