I love leopard print and have worn it for so long now that I almost see it like its own colour palette; you can wear pale leopard, bold leopard, monochrome leopard, the list goes on…
As journalist Grace Dent mentioned in this week’s ES Magazine, when wearing it do be aware that ‘everything one does will seem 90% more dramatic’ – and this is something that I love. Leopard print can be as bold and brash as you want to make it; you can be full Pat Butcher in a leopard overcoat or a bit more style stealth like Chung with leopard print ‘accents’. It isn’t for those who are shy of prints but I think – for said people – they should ease it into their everyday with footwear and accessories like the Zara bag below which would be very welcome in my weekend wardrobe. With it being London Fashion Week I thought I would fight animal print with animal print for a bit of drama – not a look for everyone. Both pieces (like many of my ‘investment pieces’ are from Joseph and I have been lucky to find them at a snip in the sale. Styled simply with Mary-Jane’s and a frayed flare (hmm, maybe not that simple) – I think there’s a place for animal print in everyone’s wardrobe.
What do you think?
Tempted to embrace the zebra and leopard?
Or – more likely to be loyal to a more neutral block colour?
ASOS | Slim Coat in Leopard Print | NOW £51
Gucci | Two-Tone Fringed Leather Pumps |Net-a-Porter | £610
Equipment | Women’s Slim Signature Slim Shirt | $240
Zara | Leopard Print Bag | £29.99