During your closet’s transition from summer to fall, the one thing that will inevitably remain constant is the ever-popular leopard print pattern. Not only is it a solid choice for warm weather accessories, it’s also a great pattern to rock during those frigid Kansas winters.
As if we needed any more reason to be obsessed with Jackie O, we can also thank her for making the classic leopard print pattern the it thing. The trend became apparent amongst women around the world quickly and has since represented sophisticated ladies who share a need for just the slightest bit of rebellion—even if it only applies to clothing.
The best thing about leopard print, other than the fact you can wear it no matter what the weather may be, is that it can be paired with virtually any solid color article of clothing. For instance, this Fashionista is sporting her leopard print loafers with a classy pair of emerald green pants and chiffon top. The black really helps to pop the black in her loafers, while the gold in her accessories complements the yellows of the leopard print, making her shoes the perfect statement accessory for this chic ensemble. For a pair of loafers similar to this Fashionista’s, check out Jessica Simpson's new line of ready-to-wear shoes. They’re designed perfectly to meet your winter shoe standards and include a fabulous pair of leopard print loafers.
Alongside shoes, leopard print is also apparent in plenty of other accessories. For a sophisticated look, pair a leopard print belt with a classic little black dress and swipe on a red shade of lipstick, or sport your spots by carrying the perfect oversized leopard print handbag. This versatile print is the perfect way to add variety and transform practically any outfit.
Next time you’re out shopping for new leopard print accessories, stick with staple pieces that are both timeless and a representation of your own personal style. That way, you’ll cherish it longer and feel more comfortable experimenting with it on different outfits. A leopard may not be able to change it’s spots, but no one ever put a limit to changing outfits!
Spotted: Rebecca Minkoff incorporates eccentric colors and patterns, including leopard print, in her resport 2013 collection.