STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Leopard is the New Black

Style Advice of the Week

No matter what season we are in, I like to stick with the rule that leopard is always in. It’s one of those key prints that is so versatile for any time of the year. Whether it is a leopard print scarf in the fall, a maxi skirt in the summer or sandals with leopard straps in the spring, you can never go wrong with this print!

While walking by the Union on campus, I spotted these awesome booties coming toward me. They were ankle boots in a fantastic leopard print, and if you think they couldn’t get better than that, you are wrong! Around the ankle there is stud detailing, making the booties absolute perfection. The Fashionista paired them with a medium-blue skinny jean, cuffed at the ankle to show off her booties and a slouchy black sweater. For her outerwear, she goes with a classic black down coat, but with a little twist, of course. The shoulders of the jacket have jewels and studs on them, tying into the studs on the booties. Lastly, I cannot forget to mention her sparkly earmuffs. They are black, sequined and adorable. It is so pretty how the sequins actually complement the jewels and studs on the shoulders of her jacket in the sunlight.

This Fashionista mixes it up by doing a combination of brown/tan with black in her outfit.  A lot of people tend to shy away from wearing blacks and browns together, but I think it is a cool way to have fun with colors without having to make the commitment to a bright or neon one. She does this with her brown and tan booties and her black sweater and coat. To go all the way with this color combination, she even carries a tan bag to match her booties. Mixing black and brown is definitely a more subdued option if you want to experiment with color.

So grab some inspiration from this Fashionista and try out some leopard print this week! Other ways to incorporate leopard into your outfit for the winter could be with leopard print gloves or an oversized leopard print sweater. Maybe pair it with some black pieces for an interesting color combo or some spunky studs to try out this Fashionista’s look. Leopard might just be the new black.


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