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Rawr: Leopard Print

I have used leopard print in many of my outfits, but I think it’s high time I devote an entire post to this glorious trend. And really, it’s not so much a trend anymore, as it has become a classic look.

Some of my favorite leopard fashion moments:

Audrey Hepburn classy as always in a leopard hat and red coat in Charade with Cary Grant.

Marilyn Monroe in a leopard print scarf.

Rachel Bilson in Robert Cavalli.

Elizabeth Taylor in her iconic leopard print bathing suit.

And again, in head to toe leopard.

Roberto Cavalli is a master of the leopard print, including it in some of his collections.

Spring 2011

As well as Dolce & Gabbana.

Fall 2010

 How to wear it:

Leopard print wears like a neutral to me, especially when used as an accessory. If you are wearing it as an all-over look, there are a number of bright colors that will work with it, as accessories. However, a head to toe leopard look is often eye catching enough and bright colors aren’t necessary. If you are feeling a bit leopard-shy, start with one small item, such as a belt or a clutch. As you get more daring, move onto shoes, maybe a top and then finally a dress. A note: I do not care at all for colorful leopard print.

It just adds a cheap element to an otherwise classy dress. I highly suggest sticking with the brown/tan/black combination. This combination works well with virtually any color.

 This is a fab leopard belt. Belt a tan or red sheath with it, or wear it with dark jeans and a black top!

This patent belt is also a great option!

 

This is a fabulous Lauren Merkin clutch. And while I’d never spend that on a clutch, I certainly wouldn’t blame anyone who would!

This is a very cool bag. I want it.

These Madewell flats are some of my favorite leopard flats of all time. They are just about perfect.

If you’re going for a pump, I suggest one without a platform. Opt for a lower heel instead.

These are very classic.

Ivanka Trump is killing me with all of these fabulous leopard heels.

This is a fabulous Blumarine dress.

As well as this Michael Kors dress!

However, if you aren’t able to buy a $900 dress, this is a great option for under $50!

A classic tank. Would look great with dark blue or black skinny jeans!

Tuck this blouse into a tan pencil skirt for an office look!

I really don’t recommend leopard print pants. Unless you have teeny tiny legs and hips. Then they might look good on you!

There are so many ways to wear leopard, but I suggest working your way up to a dress, as I said before. And, unfortunately, the shade of leopard that I prefer doesn’t really go well with any grays or silvers, so that’s why I stuck with gold jewelry in all of these looks.

A leopard belt is the perfect touch here to spice up jeans and a black tee!

As seen above on Audrey Hepburn, red + leopard = ahhhmazing. I love it.

I think this look just shows how much of a neutral leopard really is. Looking at the outfit as a whole, I hardly notice that it is a pattern. It just looks like it goes with the rest of the outfit flawlessly.

Black skinny jeans go so well with leopard flats. J’adore.

Purple and leopard might be a bit risky, but I think this works. I also normally don’t like to be matchy-matchy with shoes and bags, but I love the two pops of purple against the leopard and the amber colored jewelry.

One additional easy way to add leopard into your wardrobe is through jewelry.

This bangle would be the perfect addition to any outfit! Stack it with a gold watch and other gold bangles.

A fun statement necklace! Would be fun with a LBD!

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