Leopard, like red lipstick, is for the truly brave. Some people hear leopard and they think “OMG NEW JERSEY AND TACKY”. (Note. I am allowed to make fun of New Jersey since I am technically one half New Jerseyian.) But really, leopard is one of those truly classic prints. Like black, a little bit of leopard really goes with anything. The key to leopard print is to know how much is enough. Leopard will be tacky if you wear ill-fitting clothes with seven different kinds of leopard print plastered on your body.
Leopard print will not be tacky if you incorporate it like below.
$150 – modcloth.com
Vintage inspired dresses »
16 GBP – janenorman.co.uk
$15 – nordstrom.com
The dress is adorable, but calmed down with some classic, understated pieces. Now, if you are a recent convert to leopard, and feel a little nervous about wearing too much, you can start out small with something like this:
By keeping the rest of your outfit neutral, you can put all the spotlight on your amazing shoes.
Have a safe, happy New Year!