Leopard is one of those patterns where a little goes a long way. It’s a timeless print that remains as modern and dramatic, as it was in the 1920s. Who could forget the sultry Ann Bancroft seducing Dustin Hoffman wearing her leopard coat? Or the elegant Audrey Hepburn wearing a leopard hat in Charade with Cary Grant?
I’ve been collecting leopard accessories for over 30 years. It always feels sophisticated and adds a touch of edginess to every outfit.
This is my favorite Leopard clutch by Claire V. The size is perfect to tuck into a tote so it’s great for daytime or evening. Orange is not my best color, but I don’t wear it near my face, so it works.
I like a leopard print to have texture. I do have one silk blouse in a leopard print, but it’s not my favorite.
This leopard bag from Chico’s has a chain shoulder strap I use if I need to be hands-free
I wear these Leopard flats by Sam Edelman often enough to think I should buy a second pair. They’re perfect to dress up a simple white shirt and blue jeans.
This leopard belt is ancient, and fun to accent simple outfits. (similar)
Leopard is available at all price points. That said, avoid cheap fabric or poor workmanship. Loose threads and stiff fabrics are out for me.
I spotted this Claire V Simple Tote during my trip to Canada last summer and fell in love. I found it on super sale 2 weeks ago and it’s now the newest addition to my collection.
Do you have a favorite type of leopard?
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