5 Ways to Add Leopard Print to Your Wardrobe with Accessories
If you love leopard print but fear that it's synonymous with "vampy", think again. Leopard has been reborn, and while you have to be selective in how you use it, it has been reinvented as a sort of neutral. In your "goes with everything" palate of black, white, tan, and ivory, you can now add leopard print. Being a neutral, it can be paired with more than just black and tan, and you can add it to your wardrobe in many different ways. Here are some ideas for how to fashionably add leopard print into your wardrobe with accessories.
A big fuzzy leopard jacket might not be advisable, but a nice trench-style jacket or blazer can be a great added touch to your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to pair your leopard jacket with colors, either. Red is a favorite match-up for leopard print, but you can also combine it with colors like orange, blue, and green.
Maybe you want to dive into leopard print, but you still have your reservations about making it a large part of your outfit. In this instance, adding leopard print to your wardrobe via a belt is a great option. Thin belts have become a fashion staple, and animal print belts can add that extra something special to any outfit without overdoing it.
Never forget that you can always add elements of style to your wardrobe with jewelry. Whether it's a simple leopard pendant or large statement earrings in leopard print you can add this fashion must-have to your wardrobe through baubles and bling. Keep in mind that when you add leopard print via accessories you don't necessarily have to include the traditional tan and black version of leopard print. Gold tone earrings with a textured leopard-print design are just as fashionable, and a great way to wear this style.
Ah, handbags, the fashion gifts that keep on giving. Is there any element of style that can't be added to your wardrobe through a handbag? If there is, leopard print isn't one of them. You can add leopard to your wardrobe by toting a bag that's leopard print, or a bag that simply has elements of the print, such as a ribbon.
Shoes are a great way to add a pop of color or an element of style to your wardrobe in a creative way. Leopard heels are always in style, particularly in the autumn months, and whether they're strappy heels or a pair of pumps you can't go wrong adding some leopard print to your outfit by way of your feet. Leopard flats are perfectly acceptable, as well, and look adorable with skirt-and-top combinations.
- Carrie Paxson