Bring out your inner rawr!
Leopard print is one of my favorite fashion accents because a leopard-print piece can easily add color and life to a basic jeans + t-shirt outfit. If you’re looking for an affordable way to add some spark to your wardrobe, then look no further. And if you’re looking for a way to add animal print to your outfit but want to be more conservative with it, then this post is for you!
In a time when I was discovering my fashion identity, leopard print was refreshing! It was an easy way to add a bit of life to my wardrobe while keeping my wallet happy.
If one opened the doors to my closet, they would find leopard scarves, leopard cardigans and leopard sneakers all of which I’ve accumulated over the years. Here are some of my tips on wearing leopard print:
Tip One: Pair Your Leopard Print with Neutrals
All you need is a jeans + solid neutral t-shirt outfit to pull off leopard print easily. You can add a leopard scarf, a leopard cardigan or leopard sneakers to give your outfit that extra touch of magic.
Wearing leopard print with a t-shirt that has a logo or design on it can take away from the effect of your leopard print and be distracting. In my opinion, leopard print is best pulled off with a simple black t-shirt which can help the patterns stand out very well.
Tip Two: To Mix and Match or Not to Mix and Match?
Rihanna’s outfit here is daring and shows that wearing two leopard prints, if you do it right, can work out. She pulls it off by pairing the same pattern of leopard. What if she paired a zebra skirt with that leopard top? The effect wouldn’t be the same. Each would distract from the other.
Thus, it’s advised to just stick with one pattern for your outfit and refrain from mixing and matching two together. Even wearing two leopard print items can be hard. For instance, wearing a pair of leopard earrings with a leopard scarf and leopard cardigan can look overwhelming and maybe even a bit tacky.
Tip Three: Spot a Red Lip with Your Leopard Print
There is just something about a red lip with leopard print that looks so fierce! Wearing a cute leopard top with a red lip can be an instant classic.
By following these tips, you can pull off a clean and easy look with your leopard print and add color to any outfit.