Love it or hate it, leopard print is everywhere this spring/summer (personally, I am HERE for it!). Do you feel too intimidated to wear a bold print? Don’t be! The great thing about leopard print is that it is, in fact, quite versatile and can be styled multiple ways.
I think the key to wearing leopard print is treating the one printed item as the outfit standout and pairing it with simple, neutral pieces. This way, the print becomes the outfit highlight without competing accessories, making it suitable for office wear. Contrary to popular belief, leopard print can be worn in a more conservative office environment provided the print is not overly graphic or bold.
For example, the easiest way to integrate this trend into your workday wardrobe is to pair a leopard print top with a pair of black trousers and simple black pumps. It’s a classic look for a reason! Alternatively, I love the look of a neutral top and pant, or dress, paired with a leopard print loafer or heel. I love the unexpected pop it lends to an otherwise simple outfit.
If you work in a more casual or creative work environment you have the liberty to experiment in pairing leopard with other prints or colours. In this case, leopard print can be treated as more of a neutral. Breton stripes or a punchy red pant would make a bold yet stylish impact against the animal print.
Weekend wear is an area where you can really play around with unexpected combinations! I especially love the juxtaposition of a delicate midi leopard print skirt paired with white tennis sneakers, and either a simple tee or sweater. It’s an easy look to put together but exudes that effortlessly cool vibe. Ditto the look of a leopard printed jogger pant paired with a leather jacket. And, of course, small accessories like scarves and headbands are a fun way to experiment with the trend without too much commitment.
Below are some affordable leopard print pieces you can easily incorporate into your work and weekend wardrobes:
Are you a fan of leopard print? Do you, or would you, wear leopard print to the office?