Women seldom feel neutral about animal print. They either love or loathe it. It’s one of those prints that can take center stage or be a supporting player in your outfit. I often use it as a neutral and today I’m showing you 5 ways to add leopard to your outfits.
The leopard loafer, smoking slipper or ballet flat is so expected it almost passes for a classic these days. They’re the easiest way to wear leopard in a tone that is less than flattering for your complexion. I paired these with black jeans, a classic white shirt, and a drapey cotton jacket in cool-toned olive. These loafers are my first pair of Rothy’s and won’t be the last. They’re very comfy, machine washable, available in tons of colors and styles and made from recycled plastic bottles! How’s that for eco-friendly?
This leopard belt is also too warm toned for my coloring but works away from my face. It’s a great width to wear with jeans. The belt loops on jeans are usually around 2″ so skinny belts can look off balance. The waist length jean jacket draws attention to the belt and its hair texture adds to its visibility. Because the belt divides my body into halves, I chose black boots with a very small heel to elongate my legs.
This bag is technically a zebra print but gives the same effect. I kept everything neutral in a column of black so the bag pops. You can also carry a leopard or animal print bag with any color clothes and mix them with other patterns. Stripes and leopard are a favorite because the patterns compliment each other. This is a vintage Kate Spade bag I purchased when it was new and use sparingly now so it will be around for many more years.
This amount of leopard stands out on its own. Rather than styling it with classic black, I toned everything down to pale neutrals which are trending this spring. The gloomier the weather, the more I want lighter shades.
There’s just a peek of leopard bootie here which helps balance the pattern in my jacket. The necklace is not technically a leopard print but the engraving looks similar so ties in with the booties. Funny as it seems I just noticed that Lucy and I are wearing similar colors:)
Do you think about the placement of leopard in your outfits?
Thanks for reading and have a great day.