Many consider leopard prints a neutral.
I would have to agree.
It is an ageless print that works not only in the fashion arena but also in the home interior. A dab of leopard print in any decor is a winner and a touch of the animal print in our wardrobe can transform the simple into the fabulous.
My leopard pieces need an update and pronto.
I’m travelling soon and my baggage will be minimum so a touch of leopard will do just fine. I have had a simple shift dress for so many years, I have worn it endlessly but sadly it looks a little tired around the edges. I found this new one, which looks perfect with any shoes I will be packing and can be worn with a sweater/cardigan or a lightweight coat. Even a puffer jacket can march with this style, if I decide I need a warmer coat.
I love it.
The major point to remember with leopard print is to mix it up.
We all know not to wear the print from head to toes but it is helpful to think about what actually works with leopard. To state the obvious, black and white; monochrome additions look beautiful with leopard print.
The colours I like to include are, “cherry blossom pink” and a good red; a red like the lipsticks we search for. Not an orange red or a purple red but one with a touch of blue and a brightness to lift. Leopard print with a dash of red is a winning combination; the same for the lightest of pinks.
I will be obsessed with pink from here on in as I plan for my Japanese tour and all those soufflé blossoms I hope to see. Let’s hope the fruit trees play to our schedule.
There are 3 leopard print pieces I like to include in my wardrobe. The dress is number one, followed by a blouse and a shell style top. Recently I found a totally fab sweatshirt, Gucci-esque without the coma price. This one, a little edgy in its way, will be in the top of the suitcase for everyday with the jeans and sneakers. Or, black pants and a mule; that could equally work in the evening.
How do you feel about leopard print? xv
Leopard Print: Update Your Spots
accessorize the spots
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