If you follow this blog, you’ll know I love animal prints and wear them a lot. Sometimes animal prints can be daunting. So when Pretty Grievances challenged me to share how I style leopard for Jungle January, I jumped on it. Here are a few tips on how to wear leopard–both subtly and boldly.
Shoes are a great way to try animal print. They won’t overpower your outfit and you can choose from a lot of styles.
Ballet flats or loafers are perfect with jeans–skinny, boyfriend, brights–they’re casual and comfortable.
Jeans: Just USA
To take it up a notch, try a heel. They add va-va-voom to a simple look.
Jeans: Earnest Sewn
Shoes: Two Lips
Purse: Crystalyn Kae
Feeling brave? Try a top. Leopard doesn’t have to be in real-life, typical leopard colors. Here, I went for a business look in gray and black. The cami underneath keeps things appropriate for the office.
Pants: Express via swapped
Watch: Kenneth Cole
Tote: Victoria’s Secret
Then, I changed the look completely with the same top. But instead of slacks, I wore red skinnies and chunky heels. I’m ready for girls’ night out! On a hot date, I might skip the cami.
Shoes: Cole Haan via thrifted
Watch: Emily the Strange
Go from tabby to tiger by donning a dress. There’s nothing subtle about that, but there are different looks you can create. Here’s a dress that steals the spotlight–especially with hot pink pumps.
Dress: Ross Dress for Less
Shoes: BCBG via consignment
But add tights, a scarf, and boots, and the dress goes from date night to shopping with friends. I love adding a denim jacket to a dress. It makes even dressy looks versatile and approachable.
Jacket: Guess via swapped
How do you wear leopard? Are there any looks you haven’t tried and want to?