Leopard print: How to not overdo it

Leopard print: How to not overdo it

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll know that the latest fashion craze is leopard print, or snake print, or zebra print… or just animal print in general. I’m going to focus on leopard print just for now though – keep it simple. My usual wardrobe consists of two things: the colour black, and slogan t-shirts, so branching out into unknown territory such as animal print was a big step for me. I know I’m probably not alone in feeling like this, so I thought I’d share how I’m slowly but surely incorporating leopard print into my everyday wardrobe – without looking like an actual leopard.

Leopard print: How to not overdo it
Leopard print: How to not overdo it
Leopard print: How to not overdo it

As you can see, I’ve started small. While I’d love to be walking about in a leopard print maxi dress or jacket, it seems a bit extra for me… at least right now. Accessories are a great way to add in a little bit of animal print without it being overbearing – an introduction to it, if you will. A hair scarf is such a fun accessory, especially if you have short hair because it feels like you’ve got a long sassy ponytail to play with – insert sassy emoji here. I really like the colours and print of this one, while the gold kind of blends into my hair, the red gives a nice pop of colour to catch the eye.

Leopard print: How to not overdo it
Leopard print: How to not overdo it
Leopard print: How to not overdo it

Belts! I love a good belt, not necessarily for actually keeping my jeans up, but more so just to add something extra to an outfit. This leopard print belt is great for dressing up an otherwise boring outfit. I could wear a plain white t-shirt and black jeans and throw this belt on and it immediately makes the whole outfit more interesting.

Hopefully this has helped out anyone who wants to get into the leopard print trend but is a bit anxious about branching out into wilder territory – pun intended, soz. Maybe one day I’ll find the courage to wear a furry leopard print jacket with leopard print boots – but by then it’ll have probably gone out of fashion. Ah well.

Are you on board with the animal print trend? If so, what’s your favourite print? Let me know!

Louise x

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