A Wild Child’s Guide To Wearing Leopard Print
Dress to grab eyeballs by wearing the über-stylish leopard print. If worn right, it can exude unmatched sophistication, but if not, can spell disaster. A permanent fixture on runways this season, the trend has been exhibited at fashion weeks worldwide.
Roberto Cavalli’s Resort 2014 collection saw an array of bohemian glam dresses. Valentino, too, took an unexpected turn toward the print in its couture collection for Spring 2014, which featured fringed leopard-print floor-length gowns.
1) Leopard-Print With Midi Skirt
Going for a romantic date? Wear the print with a feminine midi skirt. Finish your look with stilettos or pumps.
2) Leopard-Print And Bold Colour
A surprisingly appealing combo, leopard print works really well with bold colours. Choose from an array of shades—bubblegum pink, refreshing orange, aqua and green apple. Don’t shy away from brightness.
3) Leopard-Print Pants And Blazer
While few women feel confident enough to wear the print to work, we don’t see any reason not to. Put on a blazer over your wild print pants and solid-coloured t-shirt to see an instant transformation from casual to formal. Burberry Prorsum’s Fall 2013 show at London Fashion Week featured leopard print tops with high-waist skirts and metallic belts, adding glamour to staid work wear.
4) Leopard-Print With Denim
Wear this eye-catching print with denim. Whether you wear it over jeans or a denim shirt with leopard-print skinnies, this combo is outstanding.
5) Leopard-Print And Stripes
We love mixing prints and leopard blends well with most. However, these combos can be a bit tricky. Pair printed bottoms with striped tops for a trendy, fail-safe look.
6) Leopard-Print Mixing
While you’re at it, you might as well mix two animal prints. You can either combine two different prints in similar shades or take a cue from Rihanna as she steps out in a two-toned Dolce & Gabbana leopard dress. Diane von Furstenberg made an interesting blend of leopard-print and snakeskin in her Fall 2013 show at the New York Fashion Week.
7) Leopard-Print Jackets
A leopard-print jacket can instantly spruce up your ensemble. Wear a blazer or a bomber jacket over your LBD or blouse.
8) Leopard-Print Scarves
If wearing an entire outfit is too much for you, simply add a leopard-print scarf to your ensemble. You can wear it with over both a shirt and dress. It will look great tied to your bag.
9) Leopard-Print Sunglasses
10) Leopard-Print Bags And Shoes
When shopping for a leopard-print bag, make sure you buy footwear in similar print. It can add texture to your monotone look.
Bring out the wild child in you and tell us how you like to wear leopard print.
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