How to Style Leopard: 4 Do's and Don'ts for Rocking the Trend!

 Images by Marc Levin

Images by Marc Levin

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Still feeling catty!

You guys already know leopard print is one of the hottest trends this season. It makes a comeback every few years, and is back in full force for Fall 2018. I’ve been wearing the print on dresses, coats, and shoes and love it pretty much every time! If you feel like it may not be for you or you are not sure how to pull it off, check out some of my do’s and don’ts for rocking the trend!

 

Do: Keep it Classic

The print is trendy enough, so no need to wear it on an anything too extra. Think simple, elegant heels, timeless shift or wrap dresses, and of course, jackets. Avoid mixing leopard and another trend since it can start to venture into gaudy territory.

 

Don’t: Let It Get Costumey

I’ve seen leopard on a lot of amazing pieces, and a lot of things that look like they came from the Halloween section at Ricky’s. Unless the goal is to actually look like you are going to a costume party, avoid leopard print on tight jumpsuits or bodycon dresses. Not saying it’s an impossible look to pull off, but it is a challenging one and really not accessible. 

 

Do: Accessorize with It

If you aren’t sure how you would look in leopard printed clothing, a safe way to try the trend is with accessories! Think a classic bag, scarf, or heels that you could rock with everything from jeans to a little black dress. Even look for jackets that have a chic leopard lining if you don’t want to go all out!

 

Don’t: Wear it head to toe

Leopard is a statement print – it will get noticed. I personally wouldn’t wear more than 1 leopard print item at a time, and even then only if they were the exact same print. Mixing and matching different versions of the print or wearing it in multiple ways at once is a definite don’t!

How to Style Leopard Print

 

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