Maybe it’s the new season and all the rich colour that has been going around on the runways and on the streets lately (the best runways, in my opinion), but my eyes now feel trained to spot it. Then again, maybe it’s just science that colour stands out more to us.
When I spotted this Fashionista, it was no science my eyes darted from her richly coloured royal blue cardigan and then naturally to her leopard print high top sneakers. As if calling out to my animal instincts, I went in for my prey.
This Fashionista is clearly ready for fall, sporting the trendy colours and prints. Even though leopard is a print, it also acts as a great neutral and it goes amazing with it’s usual pairing of red. It is quite refreshing however, to see leopard matched with the unexpected blue.
If you are apprehensive about wearing leopard print, its always great to start of small. Leopard comes in all forms of fashion. Try wearing a leopard scarf with an all black outfit to create a statement. Otherwise, rip a page out of this Fashionista’s book and wear leopard shoes! There are so many fashionable alternatives, such as the concealed wedge sneaker from Jefferey Campbell or the leopard flatform Vans.
I love leopard for fall and winter because it serves as a great reminder of past and future summer days, and is a quite tempting and great way to stray away from all the black we tend to gravitate toward this season.
Spotted: Bluemarine takes a bold approach to the leopard print on the Milan Fashion Week fall 2012 runway.