Wild, exotic, and eclectic, leopard prints are versatile enough to complement any of your outfits and can create different fashion styles that suit your fashion preference and personality. Looking for inspiration how to make advantage of the wild pattern? Keep on reading for our 8 inspirational styles.
- Classic Style
Most people picture leopard print ensembles as slutty, and you may prove them wrong with your classic twist. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, team your printed ensemble with a chic, sleek, and structured pieces that will balance the fierce theme of your outfit. Whether you break up a leopard ensemble with a neutral-colored piece, or add a modern touch with a brightly pop of color, classic ensembles like a blazer, button-down shirt, fitted sweater, and a turtleneck top will keep the look grounded and elegant.
- Edgy Style
Whether you’re a fan of leather ensembles or borrowed-from-boys style, leopard prints can be complementing for your street looks. You may just wear a leopard print maxidress topped with a leather moto jacket for a retro and tough-girl look, or go architectural and dark on your pieces like Kate Lanphear did. Going for a pair of leopard slip on sneakers to spice your monochromatic and edgy outfit would be trendy too.
- Grunge Style
To create a grunge look, go for the accents of burgundy, purple, brown, and black. Like fashion blogger Masha Sedgwick, you may go for a trendy outfit of mixed prints in leopard and polish your looks with a pair of black boots and a hint of red on your bag. Purple, when paired with leopard-print, will give a royal yet grunge feel making your edgy street style bolder and eclectic.
- Casual Street Style
For a casual take on leopard, go for relaxed ensembles like a pair of slouchy pants, shift dress, and coat that can be teamed with your casual pieces from tank tops to sweaters. You may even wear your leopard coat with your jeans when it gets cold out, or just go for denim cutoffs for a sexy look. As far as prints go, leopard is pretty sexy, so it’s a great way to add a little edge to an otherwise non-feminine silhouette like a loose T-shirt, basic button-down shirt, or straight-leg pants.
- Trendy Street Style
Treat leopard like a neutral and mix it with other prints to create a trendy look. The naturalistic leopard-print looks great next to more classic prints polka dots, stripes, and plaids. Just keep your look balanced by layering neutral-colored accessories and spacing your prints to keep it from getting too busy. If you’re not a fan of mixing prints, then just go for leopard pieces in trendy ensembles like a crop top, paper bag waist bottoms, harem pants and such to look effortlessly trendy.
- Vintage Fashion
Go for leopard coats to top your vintage outfit if you don’t want to look overdone on your looks, especially if you’re wearing peasant dresses, pussy bow blouses, high-neck tops and such. Like fashion blogger Jane Aldrige, add some effortless vibe with your looks with a pair of Chelsea boots and sailor cap that would be perfect for a laid back style. For a feminine vibe, switch to floppy and wide-brimmed hats making you look classy yet vintage-inspired.
- Eclectic Style
Though a leopard print in shades of black, khaki, and white is considered neutral, you could go for eclectic shades of green, blue, pink, purple, and even yellow to add some playful touch to your outfit. Just like the traditional palette, it just goes with everything as long as you keep your style intentional and trendy. You may think of a leopard-print coat with hints of yellow and orange to spice up your all-black outfit with personality.
- Glamorous Style
If you’re tired of the classic houndstooth and stripes, resort to leopard prints for your party-ready looks. You may just add a leopard-print faux fur coat and a chic pair of heels to any look for an instant dose of high-end glamour. Like street style star Olivia Palermo, go for a leopard-print gown to channel your modern yet classy vibe, or go in a sexy dress spiced with edgy accessories like fashion blogger Jessica Ricks did.