I am all for experiencing in fashion. Trying new things, adopting new trends, switching styles, wearing pieces that are so far away from your usual style and well out of your comfort zone. Which is great. Experiencing, playing with fashion, being creative, is what makes a great style after all. However, I do get that sometimes, it might be a bit intimidating. Especially when it comes to patterns like the leopard print.
Quite intimidating indeed.
I have given a go to a full on leopard print look last summer. A red co-ord. Quite daring if I may say so. And although it looked amazing in the photos, I am not sure I’d show up in said outfit at work or on a date (despite me saying to wear whatever I want whenever I want it). So maybe, going full on with that particular outfit was not the best way to start?
Very daring though.
It is all or nothing.
Not always though.
The leopard print is a classic these days. The animal print in general, from zebra to panther or any other. But the leopard print is a fashion staple. We see it most often on faux fur coat, which put together with the right pieces can be incredibly stylish. They are also super warm and comfy, which is perfect for winter!
One of my dreams is to one day own a pair of leopard print heeled pumped. I am sure I could find so many ways to wear them. A pair of jeans, a little black dress.
Maybe in the meantime, I can go bak to wearing the leopard print even though I might go slightly less bold. Why not incorporate the print in an outfit by just wearing it in one piece, or discretely on one piece?
Some time ago, Select Fashion, with whom I had worked with in the past, contacted me for a new collaboration. They New In section had got some new additions and amongst them, a leopard print jumper. The print occupies the top of the jumper and sleeves, just above a thin yellow stripe and a big black stripe
I styled it up with a brown suede skater skirt and a black handbag. I very often wear skater skirts, although they are always black. So I thought for a change, why not go brown?! I was not sure how to style the jumper at first as it already has so many colors but I thought that a black skirt and a black bag would not make the outfit fun. So brown it was! Was a bright blue background to make the outfit pop out.
So here I am, going back to wearing the leopard print, one little step at a time, one piece at a time.
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Photos by the one and only The Hels Project.
What do you think of the leopard print? Do you enjoy wearing it? Is it one of your wardrobe staples? How often do you wear it? What’s your favorite print to wear?
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*Pieces from this outfit are a gift but all opinions remain my own.