This autumn/winter it's all about prints. From camo to leopard print, the options really are endless. There's a subtle fierceness that I just love about leopard print. Not only is it a print suitable for any age, it's sexy at the same time. Take Kate Moss for example, there's someone who knows a thing or two about how to rock a leopard print coat. The same goes for Alexa Chung. Two very different styles but living proof that leopard print is a lot more versatile than you think. Wearing leopard print need not be a scary ordeal which is why in today's post I'm showing you varying ways in which to incorporate this print into your everyday style. You'll have heads turning but for all the right reasons.
You would have thought that adding a bright colour such as red to such a statement print would be a no-go but surprisingly I think it works. Not only that but red seems to be a colour that unexpectedly is everywhere this season. As I am a huge fan of outerwear, a red biker jacket seemed like the perfect way to add the 'it' colour of the season to my wardrobe this winter. Not only that but it's seemingly easy to tone down should you feel the need to do so. Just pair black or grey with this colour and you've instantly muted it. As a rule I tend to steer clear from red and white, I've never been a fan of this colour combination with fear of resembling the England flag.
This jacket and skirt is actually from Loavies, a Dutch brand I recently discovered. When browsing the website, rather than going for my first preference of a leopard print coat, I opted for a skirt instead. Not only is it an easy way to add a splash of this animal print to your wardrobe, it won't break the bank if it's only a trend you wish to dabble in this season. As far as prints go leopard is pretty sexy and this skirt adds an extra dose of femininity with the rather skin-baring display of leg. The key here is dressing this skirt down which I have done so in the form of this gender-neutral, somewhat sexless silhouette that is the oversized jumper. But a loose t-shirt or denim shirt would work just as well. When in doubt, go back to basics. That's my motto.
So there you have it, hopefully a little bit of inspiration on how you can add a touch of leopard print to your autumn/winter wardrobe should you wish to. It really is that easy and shouldn't be one that is seen as trashy. As a print that is recycled season after season, I can whole heartedly say its one of my personal favourites.
Biker Jacket - Loavies
Skirt - Loavies
Jumper - Zara
Boots - EGO
Glasses - ASOS
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Photography by Claire Menary