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.
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