Leopard print is it an addition or an essential?
I am going with the latter. A touch of leopard print is a winner in the wardrobe.
My wardrobe is lacking. Well, that is not entirely the truth.
My favourite leopard shift dress is alive and well. It is hanging with a lonely and forlorn look, as it has not been worn much lately. It’s not the fault of this well loved dress but rather mine; a little too much holiday indulgence and an unforgiving zipper is the truth. Funny how that happens, isn’t it?
This morning as I made a hasty attempt at packing, I thought the answer was to include a dash of leopard. My new coat has not arrived (that would have worked brilliantly) and as my dress won’t work, I had to content myself with a clutch. It is not exactly what I had in mind but it will have to do.
Leopard is one of those prints I write about every year. Yes, I absolutely love it when worn in the right way. I am not a top to toe fan of the leopard. I prefer to take my leopard in bite size pieces.
There are certain leopard print pieces I believe all wardrobes can include.
They are the coat, the shirt, the dress and the scarf. The rest, while also fabulous, is optional.
Today I am starting with the coat or jacket.
When I see women wearing a leopard jacket or a longer style coat I notice. It goes way back to one morning in Paris when I saw this women rushing towards the Grand Palais with her coat tails flying. She looked gorgeous and I can still see her in my mind’s eye. Her coat was probably of vintage era, by the style, but leopard is leopard whichever way their spots turn.
That is the genius of this print, it translates beautifully and works it’s magic in so many shapes and forms. xv
Leopard Print #1: The Coat