Ladies, we always try to cover up our spots, but then they are some that we can’t help but love to show. Come on, a leopard can’t hide his spots and a cheetah has too many to count. So, it’s time for a spot check! When it comes to leopard and cheetah print, we get the ladies who can it pull off and make everyone else hear the song “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” in their heads; or, we get the ones who we would like to trap in a box and lock them away forever; not even to be viewed from behind a glass window in a zoo. Also, there are those who stay completely away from these prints all together.
Therefore, here are some tips to help work leopard or cheetah prints into your wardrobe without going over the top or leaving your comfort zone. Just remember that simplicity is best; so, I recommend you to limit one print piece per outfit to keep a chic look. Moreover, its best to match up these prints with solid colours and don’t forget to accessorize. So let’s go ahead and dabble in these waters, you can use the following combos to inspire you or you choose them as they are.
For those who are testing the waters and just want to get your feet a little wet
- Incorporate a leopard print head tie with a black blazer over a white shirt, blue jeans and black ballet pumps for a little panache.
Get a cool relax look with a white t-shirt, blue cropped jeans, white converse (or any other white casual shoe) with cheetah print scarf.
- Bring to life a white dress with a leopard print belt and brown strappy shoes for an effortless sophisticated look.
Ok, so you’ve kicked your feet around and want to venture more in
A well put together ensemble of the famous LBD (little black dress), matched up with a fringe necklace, black heels and a cheetah print clutch.
Be a smitten vixen in a short strap-less red dress with cheetah print platform heels and a long necklace.
Synch a white button down shirt with blue jeans, leopard print ballet pumps and a black clutch.
Dare to go further, well get yourself up to the neck into to these prints
Combine a tan pants with a leopard print shirt and brown platform heels.
Highlight a short mustard romper with a cheetah print blazer and tan heels.
Add a contemporary twist by playing up a black top with a cheetah print skirt and fuchsia pumps.
Complement a cheetah print pants with a blue shirt and brown strapped platforms.
Just want to dive straight in and be va, va, voluptuous
A leopard print dress matched with black heels and a fringe necklace.
For every rule there’s always an exception and as always only a few can pull it off. Ladies, give me a drum roll please, mixing and matching prints. In this case it’s more the body shape, the colours and attitude that makes the outfit hot.
So go forth and release that inner wild child, I’m interested in hearing which are your favourite combos or inspirations; so comment and let me know.