Remember Mitraya Barber? She popped up on our radar awhile back with 21 Questions and we couldn’t help but ask for more inspiration! She graciously wrote another piece for us on undoubtedly her favourite print. We’ll let you guess what it is.
I keep reading in magazines, blogs, and online articles that “leopard print is in this season”, but as far as I am concerned it has been trending everyday for the past 10 years (and I intend on keeping it that way Vogue!!). Now that you’ve gotten to know me a little more, and realize how severe my obsession with leopard print is, I will share with you ways in which to incorporate this beautiful print into your fall wardrobe! Leopard can be worn literally in almost any situation, think of it as a neutral – casually to school, to the office and of course a night out! I’m not saying to go buy a full length leopard coat (you can leave that to me) but try starting in small dosages with accessories, then you can work your way up! I’ve put together 3 outfits to show you different ways of incorporating some sexy spots into your next look out!
1. SCARVES: Casual
Scarves are my favourite! They can pull a simple outfit together, making you look stylish while keeping you warm! In the fall and winter, pair your outfit in darker shades of leopard like browns and greys, then switch to lighter shades for spring! Already have a scarf in the typical leopard tone? Next time try shopping for a unique coloured one like the green one from Dynamite below!
2. SHOES: Work
If you are working in an office, or business casual is your go-to look, what better way to add a little personality to your outfit by making your feet look fabulous?! Flats are great if you are on your feet all day, but go for a heel if that’s your thing! With leopard, but also animal print in general, you can either pair it with strictly solids making it the focal point of the outfit, but also mix it with other prints! Plaid, florals, stripes, polka dots, you name it – the list goes on! I personally like to have a solid colour item to break up the prints (like the black pants) to balance out the outfit! 🙂
3. PURSES/CLUTCHES: Night Out
Accessorize your favourite LBD with a little leopard print purse or clutch for night time to add a sexy yet classy look to your outfit! Don’t shy away from pairing it with a coloured dress either ladies, but I would skip anything with a busy print! Also, to complete the look, red nail polish will look amazing up against the bag you are holding!
As you can see, just by accessorizing with leopard print scarves, shoes, or bags, you can bring a lot of fun to any outfit no matter the occasion! Also, belts and small pieces of jewelry are a great place to start as well! I hope I have inspired you today, to try and incorporate this fabulous print into your next look!! 😉
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, I am so happy to be a part of Mint to Inspire!! If you have any questions I’d be more than happy to answer them, and if you have a moment come visit me on Leopard Couture for more fashion posts!! -xo