How to get the look: Leopard print
Sunday 28 July 2013
Grrr. Easy, tiger!
Actually, it's leopard – that most classic of animal prints.
Is there anything classic about animal prints?
Certainly. A good leopard-print accessory – a bag or a shoe, for example – never goes out of fashion. It can work just fine on clothes, too – just proceed with caution when it comes to great swathes of the stuff.
What kind of outfit screams for a finishing touch of leopard print, then?
That's the beauty of an animal print – it doesn't really "go" with anything, which means it also kinda goes with everything. Steer clear of stuff that's too va-va-voom – ie tight and stretchy. The main point should be to keep the style that your leopard print is adorning nice and contemporary – this Elena Ghisellini pony-hair version is as sleek as, well, a leopard (pictured above, £725, my-wardrobe.com). For more of an impulse-purchase price tag and a sportier style, try Asos, which has leopard backpacks from £25.
Are people going to make a Theresa May-style fuss of my feet if I wear leopard shoes?
If you're asking whether the connotations of leopard print will always be rather racy, the answer is yes. Pretend you don't know that. Adding a bit of animal in too knowing a wink to your raunchier alter ego is a little cringey.
Life & Style blogs
Melanoma rates in the UK are up five times on the 1970s
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
GTA 5 Online spring DLC updates bring heists, new super car, multiple apartments and 'non-contact' option for races
How dementia is changing me: My battle with an ever-shifting identity
It’s a pizza! And a cake!! What’s not to like? (The calories)
- 1 Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Graceless reaction of Jose Mourinho a sad effort to hide his own flaws
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers
£130 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Ilford: Secondary Geography Teacher Lo...
£55 - £70 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Are you a dynamic and energeti...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Group: SEN TAs, LSAs and Support Workers needed...
£50000 - £60000 per annum: Pro-Recruitment Group: The Sheffield office of this...