Discover refreshingly simple ways to style leopard print pieces this season, whether you’re looking for an effortless daytime office look or a glam outfit for girls’ night.
Leopard print has long since held a bold reputation and love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Despite a daring reputation leopard print really is a versatile choice; it can hold ground as a statement piece in an evening dress or it can act as a neutral top when paired with chic separates.
Read on for our top tips for styling animal prints for every occasion…
Animal prints are often inspired by the colours found in their natural elements, which pair remarkably well with a neutral colour theme – think warm toned browns, midnight blacks, classic tan tones and ever timeless whites or ecru shades.
However leopard prints can be found in bold colour pop palettes (bright pinks, soft pastel purples and deep reds) which pair effortlessly with soft denim blues, ecru tones, cool silvers and of course black.
Check out our handy colour palette inspiration below based on two of our favorurite prints this season, in different tones; warm ideal for daytime or work events and cool perfect for evening occasions (like wedding reception invites).
Warm toned colour inspiration
Cool toned colour inspiration
A leopard print dress is an essential piece for every closet; paired with strappy heels and a leather jacket they make the perfect party ready foundation, or styled with a tailored blazer and pointed court shoes they make an instant and effortlessly chic office outfit.
For a formal event like a destination wedding or an evening dinner; which requires an elegant approach. Style a bold leopard print maxi dress with minimal accessories; try simple gold toned earrings, a few stacking rings and black heels is an easy way to make a statement without going over-board. Don’t forget to add a simple black satin clutch bag and a soft pashmina to cover up your shoulders should you get chilly.
Styling animal prints for a dressed down casual occasion can be overwhelming since their bolder reputation often precedes them.
Why not choose a flattering midi length leopard print dress (they’re versatile and comfortable) and pair with heeled espadrille wedges for an easy-going daytime look. Throw on an oversized denim jacket to break up the print and add a laid back feel. Swap the heeled wedges for white trainers and a cross body bag for a day where you know you’ll be on your feet.
The leopard printed top is a versatile addition to every closet, they can be worn with smart tailored trousers and a closed toe kitten heel for the office. A leopard print blouse is perfect layered over a coated jeans and heeled ankle boots for a glam dinner date. A luxurious animal printed knit can be tucked into a simple pleated midi skirt and styled paired with chunky loafers for an effortless daytime look.
The styling options are almost limitless if you’re looking to add a bold feline inspired print to your daytime closet. A colour pop animal print blouse can be dressed down with distressed denim jeans, heeled wedges and lashings of gold toned chains and stacking rings for a stylish off-duty outfit. If you’re looking to style long sleeve blouse for the office simple tuck your leopard print blouse into a tailored midi skirt and add a pair of knee high boots and tights for a chic work appropriate look.
In the colder months pair an oversized leopard print jumper with high waisted trousers, a padded coat and chunky trainers for a simple yet comfortable outfit that will not only beat the chill but will look good all day long.
Dare to be bold in a leopard printed cami top for an evening event; styled with wet look leggings and strappy heels your outfit will be sure to grab attention. If your evening out requires a more polished outfit swap your cami top for a long sleeve blouse, a pair of wide leg cropped trousers and low heels for a more modest yet still chic look.
As the weather cools down you can opt to pair a high neck blouse with full length tailored trousers, heeled boots and a cosy padded gilet for a transitional outfit that doesn’t compromise comfort and keeps up with the temperature drop.