This cheerful, energetic hue also happens to be my all time favorite. In fact, it’s a classic everyone should add to their wardrobe over time. One of the things I love about it is it can be a good choice for a professional environment or night time wear. Leopard is versatile and can be coordinated with just about any color, such as black, brown, camel, red and gray. It has a stylish retro vibe and reminds me of fashion from the Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn days. A properly coordinated outfit including leopard will add a rich interest to an otherwise unadventurous and boring look. When deciding to wear leopard keep in mind that it has the potential to quickly go from sophisticated to looking trashy. It’s very important to observe a few guidelines when wearing leopard.
Rule #1. Look for quality. Some leopard prints simply look fake and cheap. A nice print will look natural, have spots such as a dark rich tortoiseshell mixed with browns, blacks, and caramel. The more it resembles a real leopard, the better.
Rule #2. Wear only one leopard item at a time. Since leopard can have a bold visual impact, I recommend only wearing one piece at a time. It’s better to keep the rest of your outfit simple. Too much leopard at one time can scream “Party Time!”, so don’t overdo it by trying to match outfits with shoes, handbags, etc.
Some ways to incorporate leopard into your wardrobe without overdoing it is to buy belts, scarves, gloves, and hats. Large garments such as silk blouses, pants, skirts and jackets are great if you remember to keep in mind the one at a time rule! 😉