Lately, leopard print has been the hottest of the animal prints. While any animal inspired patterned is considered bold, these ferocious prints can be incorporated and adapted to any outfit or style. Working with any pattern is delicate, so be careful mixing, but here are some simple ways to bring this fiery feline into your wardrobe no matter what the occasion.
Accessories are a great way to add oomph to an outfit, and oftentimes are the final icing on the cake. While clothes are important, an accessory can make an outfit, and anything leopard print is sure to make that bold statement. If you’re feeling particularly daring, a bold leopard print statement piece is a great place to start. Something like a faux-fur leopard coat is one such piece that worn over any outfit will suddenly make you runway ready. If you’re going for glam, you can recall some Old Hollywood glamour with a scarf or cat-eye printed sunglasses. The scarf can be worn tied around the neck, loose over your shoulders, or even wrapped around your head as a wrap or headband if you want that retro feel. Add a pair of driving gloves and you’re a fashionable blast from the past. Any of the accessories can work as standalone pieces as well, and can be worn with just about anything. The good thing about leopard print is that it goes with just about any color, but be careful when it comes to mixing and matching with other patterns, of course.
If you’re going for a more toned-down look, a scarf can also be worn alone, preferably with a solid top. Like any scarf, a leopard print is just as versatile of an accessory. Even a shoe paired with a simple outfit, dark skinny or straight-leg jeans and a tee, will look great. They add a little dimension to more casual outfits without being too bold. A bag is a great way to incorporate this pattern into any ensemble you choose, depending on the style of bag. An elegant envelope clutch is great for an evening out or formal event, a sleek messenger bag is great for a coffee date or even for the office, while smaller handbags are always great for a night out on the town.
Even if animal print isn’t normally your thing, it can be worn up or down no matter what the occasion or what you’re wearing. Experiment with a bit of bold, and remember, you don’t have to be totally over-the-top to be a little wild. Chicastic carries a large variety of leopard print accessories like clutches, scarves and corsets. Buy now!