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3 ways to wear a leopard jumper

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Marks and Spencer challenged me recently to do a bit of a clear out and a declutter and think about some investment pieces that I wanted in my wardrobe. I have so many clothing, shoes and jewellery items that I buy and hardly wear because it's not all that high quality (primark, I'm looking at you) or things that I purchase for one occasion. I'm bad I know. I decided to do a huge clear out and took a bunch of old things down to my local Oxfam to be rehomed. M&S shifting focus to all about quality and style, It's a little bit more expensive than your average shop, but they are trying to focus on having quality, investment pieces rather than disposable fashion. This is something I really want to think about in the future. I'm fed up of buying things that fall apart quickly so I only get one or two wears out of it.

For my M&S investment piece, I chose this angora leopard print jumper. I liked it because it was such a twist on a classic item. I don't own anything like it, and the bold print meant I could wear it in a few ways. Leopard is so big this season, but it's coming in loads of different colours rather than the standard brown print. It's one of those trends that come around every year, but I like the modern twist on it coming in a red shade. Plus red's a really strong colour for autumn winter 13. Angora is also something worth investing it's delightfully soft and feels like a dream against the skin, it's warm and snuggly and perfect for cooler months

I've worn the jumper here before paired with my disco pants, printed coat and some boots. But I've also paired it with a dress and some fur and a leather skirt and boots. It's great for mixing and matching and adding a colour pop. I'll be posting these full outfits over the next week so you can see all the details, but as you can see this is something that can be worn in limitless ways.

57 comments

  1. Loving look 2 with the fur and leather skirt! Looks really cool! I never think to shop in Marks & Spencer as I always seem to relate that to the more mature range.. Will have to revisit sometime I think :)

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  2. I like this jumper, I have a very similar one (brown not red) which was from a charity shop but it's an M&S one as well, so your post has inspired me to find that and have a bit of a style challenge with it myself.

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  3. I'm the worst for this. I buy stuff from Primark, wear it once and never see it again. I've started recycling though and selling half the clothes I don't wear on eBay and the other half to local charity shops. It's quite therapeutic as well.
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  4. Like the Leo Print <3
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  5. Cool sweater. Love the second and third look :)

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    xx Mira

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  6. Lovely little post:) really love that jumper!

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    xx

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  7. I'm all for buying investment pieces and having them for years rather than cheap bits that I fall out of love with nearly as soon as I buy them. I love the angora jumper! :) x

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  8. I love this jumper! I am a huge leo fan but not in the traditional colours. I always go for a white leo pattern but this red one is pretty cool as well. xo

    LILLY CALLING

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  9. M&S really surprise me at times, they have some great stuff in at the moment. Love the look with the leather skirt, I've recently bought one so think I'll be nabbing this for style inspiration.
    x

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  10. This jumper is fab! You have such a great sense of style!

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  11. All these outfits are gorgeous, you always look awesome Lily! x

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  12. Love outfits 1 & 3, definitely something I'd wear x

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  13. Love the middle look. Such a cute jumper. I'm terrible at letting go of old clothes but have also just had a bit of a clear out. Onto wardrobe number two now...

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  14. The second outfit is my favourite! Love the jumper x

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  15. I'm usually not a big fan of animal prints, but as this is red I think it looks gorgeous and suits you really nicely! :) x

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  16. Love the third look! The little fuzzy beanie looks great with it! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  17. The printed jumper is so stylish!

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  18. I love this jumper! I think the third outfit is my favourite xo

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  19. Love that jacket, so pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  20. Love this post Lily, you look lovely :) The jumper is such a gorgeous colour, it really suits you. If I had to pick my favourite outfit out of the three it would be the middle one!

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  21. This jumper is amazing! I think I love the outfit in the middle the most xx

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  22. I do love a statement jumper!
    Sophie
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  23. Love all three of these looks.. I can't resist a jumper like this. So many outfit options!

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  24. The middle outfit is definitely my fav, looks stunning!

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  25. I would never have thought something like this could be styled in so many different ways!

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    xxx

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  26. love all three!!

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  27. Definitely all about investment pieces!

    Mona xx
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  28. I've been quite surprised by some of the items within M&S recently, really nice jumper.

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  29. I really like the jumper I was very surprised its from marks and spencer , never think to look in there for clothes but I do love your hair in these pictures

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  30. love love love the second outfit!!

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  31. Love the second and third looks! The jumper looks SO cosy! :)
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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  32. the middle look is definitely my favourite!

    abi x

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  33. As if this is M&S! So nice :)

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  34. Love this jumper! I think the 3rd look is probably my favourite.

    - Elodie x

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  35. I love both your blog and your videos Lily, and I'm not a huge cat person, but I feel in love with Aerys! I am currently studying graphic design, and I just was wondering whether you did any work experience as a graphic designer? :) I'm from Australia, but I would love to work overseas one day :)

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  36. love the look.. x
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  37. You look so well put together Lily :) the m&s near me is rubbish, both in hereford and shrewsbury, but looking on their website, they do have some nice pieces. I'm all for Decluttering clothes too! So satisfying!! Xx

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    1. This jumper is fab! You have such a great sense of style!!!
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  38. I love the jumper ♥ The second Outfit is my favourite!

    xx Jo Betty
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  40. Love the look, so nice to see leopard print worked another way!

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  41. I Love this Jumper still can't believe its from M&S!!!
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  42. Love the first two jumpers! xxx

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  43. I always forget about M&S but they've had some really lovely stuff lately, love how you've styled all three of these outfits.
    Rosalie x
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  45. I love this jumper so much! I went to purchase it last week but it had gone into the sale and sold out in practically all sizes :(

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  47. You're so inspiring! x

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