how to wear leopard print


river island coat

It's been a print of choice for me ever since the emo days, but one that I think is still hard to style. A little goes a long way with the fur inspired look. I like to keep the flashes of print minimal, but with maximum impact. For an edgier look I've paired a simple leather pleated with a furry leopard jumper from River Island. Before you wince at the fact I'm wearing both leather and leopard print I styled it down it down with a big oversized camel trench coat. This way it doesn't look as garish or in your face. A ladylike bag in the form of my & Other Stories shopper and it's the perfect take on the modern mod look. A little nod to the 60's without looking like Bet Lynch!

47 comments

  1. Such a cute and chic look ! Love the skirt !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  2. Leopard print and leather two of my favourites!
    Love this looks, definitely looks great with the coat.

    DarlingSophie

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  3. So cute~ I dont tend to wear leopard print because I dont think i am able to pull it off. This outfit looks really good the way that it is put together. Definitley considering the river island jumper now!

    Also, the bag is so gorgeous, I love the store so much



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  4. Love the print with the leather!!
    awestrucksky.com

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  5. This jumper is gorgeous! You suit it so well, wish I suited leopard print!

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
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  7. I'm not a huge fan of leopard.. Sorry Lily haha! I love your NYC vlogs. Can't wait to go in 18 days :) (can you tell I'm counting down the days?!) xx Manouk

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  8. I really like how you paired it with leather!
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  9. I love leopard print, but it is one of those prints that needs to be the exact right colour and size. Love the leopard print of the jumper though - that is perfect leopard print!

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  10. leopard print is my all time fave - love it so much ! x

    CLUB AVENUE | BY ELZA BEATRISE http://club-avenue.blogspot.com

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  11. I always avoid leopard print whenever I come across it but I absolutely love this on you. You've styled it so well x

    Bridie | Upon My Sleeve
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  12. I love mixing leather with furry pieces or leopard print, I love the whole look of it x

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  13. This looks so sophisticated but I'm always weary of wearing animal prints! X

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  14. I love this look. I can imagine wearing it to work easily! Great choice!
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    Miri
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  15. Stunning jumper!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  16. Amazing. I Love leopard print so much :)

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    @trendofdays
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  17. Love your style, I've never worm any kind of animal print but I want to give it a go now!

    Bramble & Thorn

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  18. I love this entire outfit, especially that coat! <3

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  19. That is such a gorgeous jumper, and I definitely agree with how you've styled it. Pair with black, and tone down the make-up, Kat Slater aint a good look!

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

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  20. Great look! Especially love the skirt. Gorgeous gorgeous. And this might sound odd, but I'm in love with the buttons of that coat ;)

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  21. Well that's just the classiest way to rock leopard print, holy balls. What a cute coat too. Dang girl!

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  22. Love the leopard print with the camel coat combo!

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  23. Absolutely love this! Leopard is definitely my favourite print - I am addicted! Such a classy way to wear it. Love, love, love that leather pleated skirt! It's adorable!

    Baby Rebel

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  24. I've always been hesitant about leopard print but it looks good paired with more classic looking pieces - love the look!

    x beauty, style, life | bespectacled

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  25. You can never go wrong with leopard print in my opinion!
    Sophie
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  26. Cute outfit!!

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  27. This is lovely. I feel like animal print can look really tacky but this is the perfect way to style it! x
    ELEANORMAES

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  28. This looks fabulous - I picked up some leopard pieces from Topshop yesterday, can't wait to wear them!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  29. Leopard and Leather can always work, you've definitely pulled it off. I've found my leopard leggings go really well with a breton tee for clashing patterns that work

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Love this look! x
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  31. I love leopard printed things! Especially for shoes :)

    xx Sofie
    http://sealoffashionsofie.weebly.com/my-blog

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  32. Love the camel and black, those colours go so well together! I always think that leopard print can go either way and look really chic or really tacky, but it looks SO good paired with the coat and skirt here!

    she dreams

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  33. I love a good bit of leopard print and when worn in the proper way, like you have, it looks classy and not tacky. Wonderful outfit.

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  34. This jumper is an absolute dream! Love it with the camel coat.

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

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  35. I love prints with leather skirts currently! ^^ you styled it perfectly x

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  36. This is the perfect way to style leopard print, i love that the jumper is the same shade as the coat!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Love the coat!

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  38. I'm a BIG fan of leopard print! Love this look

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  39. Great piece and advice. See here for how to avoid a few more animal print faux-pars.

    http://www.dailynewsservice.co.uk/animal-print-runs-wild-2015-catwalks/

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