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Friday, 13 January 2017

Easy Ways to Wear Leopard Print.

Leopard print is a VERY popular pattern.
Almost everything comes in a leopard print version.... from Hair clips to Wellingtons!

But...
Lets be honest here, even the classiest of leopard print still has an air of tackiness about it.
It's bold, brash and unapologetic!

For me, that's part of the charm.
The potential naffness just adds to the appeal.

Leopard print is hard to resist, and it is definitely LOTS of fun to wear.

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However, leopard print is NOT for wall flowers.

Fortunately, if you are a bit of a wallflower but want to 'fake' some confidence (and fabulousness) then leopard print is the way to go.

Wear leopard, and people assume you are self assured.
Team it with red and you can take on the world.....and Win!

Easy Ways to Wear leopard


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Nothing is as classic (or subtle) as a leopard print belt.
It adds a fun touch, without taking things too far.
Avoid the cheap plastic belts and treat yourself to a good quality one.
You don't need to spend a fortune.
I got mine for a few pounds on eBay... and it's hairy!

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Wearing a leopard print hat is a little bit more of a statement, but still quite relaxed.
A soft beret is fun to wear as well as being comfortable... plus it hides a bad hair day!

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Leopard print footwear can be anything from sexy and sophisticated to lots of cheeky fun!
Adding a sense of joy to an otherwise "normal" outfit...  guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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A leopard print bag can add instant personality to a plain outfit.
Mine is a leopard's head, but a regular leopard print one is much more sophisticated!

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Adding a glimpse of leopard (within a mixed outfit) can inject more colour and texture, making your outfit a little more interesting.

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An easy way to add leopard to your look is to team it with a plain bottom half...

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Top half!

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Or, a bit of both!

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If you really love the look of leopard why not go all-out and make it the main part of your outfit?
Teaming it with neutrals can ground it slightly, and stop things going too "Bette Lynch" (google her she was a fun character!)

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How do you wear your leopard print?
Please share in the comments!
Or, contact me to share your favourite leopard looks.

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13 comments

  1. I never used to wear leopard print in any shape or form -thought it looked too Bet Lynch. But I've come round to a touch of leopard in accessories so I have a hat with a leopard print band and a bag. I've also seen a great pair of leopard print ankle boots.

    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Bet Lynch has a lot to answer for doesn't she! hahahaha...Brilliant character HIDEOUS wardrobe.
      Her style is always in the back of my mind when I reach for the leopard.
      But, we can make it look chic can't we Gail?
      Your accessories sound perfect for adding a little bit of zing to any outfit.
      XXX

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  2. Man...we were totally on the same wavelength, Samantha!!
    I've only grown to love this print since I started blogging---and it's totally fun & fabulous!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Especially when teamed with a spot of leather Jodie! :oP XXX

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  3. I think it's really interesting that leopard has it's own stigma. We all seem to feel that there's an "over the top" essence in this particular print. Although maybe that's somewhat true of all animal prints?
    Anyway this print has been clearly been quite vogue for a number of years now so maybe it's finally the end of the leopard print bigotry.
    You do a remarkable job of mixing and maxing the potential of leather. Whether you simply accessorize with one or two pieces or wear a statement leopard print dress, you really wear it well Samantha!!
    I've had a reversible coat (leopard/brown) for at least 8 years and this is the first year I've worn the leopard side up!! Thankyou for contributing to my style evolution Sam!

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    1. "Leopard side up" all the way Judy!
      If we can't be a little over-the-top now, when can we?
      Have fun with your leopard coat... :oD XXX

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  4. I love seeing this collection of your leopard looks. You really wear it SOOOOO well! It goes so perfectly with your colouring and your attitude; I love how you mix it with colour so it has a fresh feeling. Beautifully done, Samantha! xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa...Leopard seems more and more appealing as I get older. Maybe I'll end up in full-on Bet Lynch eventually?! :oP

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  5. such a great advice and such a magnificent recap!, I love all your leopard prints, from the more subtle details to a big impact on a printed dresss. You rock it!, and I like particularly leopard in any unusual color, your blue leopard dress is stunning!
    besos

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  6. Hi. I have a vintage 60s faux leopard coat that comes out when I want to make a statement. I love it, so does my 8 year old daughter - apparently i'm saving it for her. Where did you get the leopard face bag my girl would love it?

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    1. That coat sounds gorgeous and your girls is right to have her eye on it! (My girls do the same).
      My middle girl won this bag at a dog show she took my friend's dog around the ring and won a tonne of prizes.
      Have a look on ebay (or similar) they pop up from time to time. Search for japanese animal face bags... there are loads of cute ones!
      XXX

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