When it comes to animal print, you’re in one of two boats. You’re either a leopard connoisseur, or you fear that you'll look like a Real Housewife of New Jersey with even a hint of it on. Although the trend might be out of your comfort zone, leopard print is making its way from Fran Drescher to everyday wear. For reference, animal print prowled over the runways across NYC, London, Milan, and Paris in A/W ‘18. From the classic fur coat to patterned mules and interesting belts, animal print shows no sign of slowing down. Leopard, specifically, has turned into somewhat of a neutral amongst fashion girls.
How to Wear Leopard Print
Leopard print, when worn correctly, can be small but mighty. Even small accents of it can make a big impact. A printed belt can do the trick for professionals who want to kick up their style game at the office. Pull the Kristen belt through your favorite pair of slacks or black pants and add a crisp, white button-down for a chic work-appropriate look. The leopard belt is also key to your new go-to going out look. Grab your favorite pair of high-waisted jeans or shorts and add a tight black top or bodysuit. Add your trusty black booties and, for a statement, the leopard belt. So much cooler than your average barhopping outfit.
If you have an hourglass figure and like to accentuate your waist, the corset-style Mandy belt is for you. Thin with circular metal detailing, it’s oh-so-flattering around your waist. Layer it over any high-waisted dress or skirt. For a casual look, go for an oversized tee shirt and boots, or a loose, flowy midi dress and clean white sneakers. For a classic look, pair over a bodycon turtleneck dress or a high-waisted pencil skirt. Leopard goes a long way when breaking up basic black or white pieces, but don’t be afraid to pair it with statement colors like magenta or cobalt blue.
Leopard Print Handbags
One of our favorite ways to try out a pattern is with a new handbag. Who doesn’t love a good statement bag? Our smooth, silky printed vegan leather is lightweight, yet structured, and boasts a bold printed leopard pattern. The Sophia clutch exudes class and sophistication- yes, even in leopard. The Sophia has a sleek, angled envelope front flap and tuck-in closure. It’s small, modern, and simple, yet the leopard print packs a bold statement. It will easily make its way into your circulation of favorite bags. And, for the girls who strictly swear by crossbody bags, the Cynthia is for you. It’s known as a lady bag: the structured, top handle bags that graced spring runways all over the world and have been sported by some of fashion's icons. Top handle bags are timeless classics - a personal favorite of Princess Diana - so to carry one in leopard print only adds modernity. The Cynthia is versatile and straightforward: it has a luxe rounded shape and exaggerated flap front. It can be worn as a lady bag and carried by the handle or as a crossbody with a detachable gold chain. With this bag, you’re acing two trends at once without even breaking a sweat.