It’s not really fair to call leopard print a “trend.” The look has been around since, well, practically the beginning of time; or if you want to be really specific, for about 3.1 million years (at which point, leopards began evolving from their lion ancestors). But enough with the science lesson—the point is, leopard has always been, and always will be, an exotically beautiful look.
Further proof: Since humans started co-opting the print, the spots haven’t gone out of style. Not even once! Pictures of fashion icon Edie Sedgwick donning her leopard print coat in the 1960s still look of-the-moment in 2018; and Diane von Furstenberg’s classic, colorful, leopard-printed wrap dresses from 1976 are still top-sellers today. That being said, leopard print is experiencing something of surge in popularity lately—and our brand new spotted separates and dresses are just the thing to keep you looking on-trend this season.
Ahead, discover three fresh ways to wear leopard print—all faux, of course—no matter what your style.
A Hint of Print
Not everyone has the confidence or inclination to pull off head-to-toe leopard print, but don’t let that stop you from experimenting. When contained to a simple tank or blouse, leopard print can act as an accent in an otherwise neutral outfit; making it wearable for work and the weekend alike.
Test the waters with our Leo Sleeveless Surplice Top. Paired with black slacks or jeans and topped with a blazer, it makes a quiet statement. The Cleo Faux Wrap Blouse with Tie is another great option for just a touch of leopard. It looks amazing with a black pencil skirt for work, but can be dressed down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a leather jacket for dinner with friends.
Be loud and proud about your love of leopard in a printed dress, like the Leo Wrap Dress or the Dianne Dropwaist Dress. Even though the all-over print may seem like a lot at first, it’s easy to soften the look with accessories. We recommend styling these dresses with black tights and boots and bundling up with a black or nude-hued coat and scarf. The result? A peek of print underneath your layers—and a sexy reveal when you take the layers off.
If you’re not shy about making a statement in style, consider the Maria Leopard Print Joggers, a pair of brushed fabric pants executed in sexy spots. The loose, jogger-esque fit and the elastic detailing at the pant cuffs make them comfy and casual enough to wear every day. Let the printed pants shine by wearing them with plain, neutral-colored tops and shoes. Our Long Sleeve Top with Tie in Black or Black Surplice Cami with Banded Tie are perfect.
What’s your favorite way to wear leopard: just a hint, statement-making, or all-out? Comment with your go-to style!