Leopard print is once again making a comeback this fall season. With fashion retailers start to dress their window display in this print and fashion magazines begin to suggest on the latest pieces to score, it is obvious that leopard print is one of the hottest trends we have to cop this season.
Trending or not, wearing leopard print can be tricky for some people as it can either make or break your outfit. Despite its new title as “The New Neutral”, truth is, if you wear it the wrong way this high fashion print can look very cheap. But, worry not, if you are in for the print, we are here to give you a few pointers on how to rock this trend without looking tacky! (P.S these also apply to other animal prints!)
1. Casualise it.
Leopard print can sometimes come across rather dressy. One way to tone it down is by wearing it with casual pieces. This gives the prints a more relax vibe, while at the same time avoid the impression of ‘trying too hard’ or overdressed. For example, throw on your knit sweater or basic tee over a leopard dress and complete the look with a pair of statement sneakers.
STYLE TIP: Don’t be afraid to mix the print with everyday pieces in your wardrobe like tees, denim, sneakers etc. Keep it young and fun by throwing some colours too.
2. Edge it Up.
Take your animal print game to the next level by giving it an edgy twist. This uber cool print is definitely here to wake up the rebels in us!. Match your leopard coat with a worn-out tee and a short leather skirt or your printed blouse with a biker jacket and pair of denim or leather pants.
STYLE TIP: Edge up your look even more by adding cool and unique accessories such as statement belt, sunnies, layered necklaces or big chunky rings. Opt for knee-high or ankle boots for that rugged finish!
3. Wear It as Accessory.
If you think leopard print is too bold for your style, start slow by opting for the accessories instead. With the print being on-trend this season, you will easily find leopard-printed bags, shoes, scarf and other accessories at stores. Whether it is in a form of everyday tote bag, party clutch, ankle boots or even a headband, the print definitely adds both sophisticated and playful touch to your outfit.
STYLE TIP: Pair it with an all monochrome look or a laid back outfit for that unexpected twist. The classic print also allows you to carry it from day-to-night.
4. Wear it with Confidence.
In the end, however way you choose to rock this print, the most important thing is to wear it confidence. This daring print is here for a reason and it is to make the wearer feel fearless. So, on the day when you feel like you need an extra boost of confidence, put your leopard print on and you are ready to tame the urban jungle!
STYLE TIP: If you are feeling bold, go for a full head-to-toe look!
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