If there’s one pattern with more staying power than plaid, stripes, and polka dots combined, it’s definitely leopard. As you look ahead to the upcoming ho-ho-holidays, this feline-inspired print will be the strategic piece in shaking up your winter wardrobe for everything from the office Christmas party to a blowout NYE bash. Practice moderation this season with pieces that deliver just the right amount of “rawr” without entering OTT territory. Ahead, we’re sharing three non-intimidating ways to pull off leopard, according to your fave celebrities.
How to Rock a Leopard Shift
Former SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata’s shimmery leopard shift dress was the real MVP at Kate Spade New York’s most recent fashion week presentation. Pair this long-sleeved cheetah print frock with a sleek red-orange coat and mink fur loafers that deserve a double take. Last but not least, a floral embroidered ladylike satchel and celestial-inspired drop earrings will have you channeling your inner Hollywood starlet before you know it. (Photo via Robin Marchant/Getty)
Clockwise from top left: Essentiel Antwerp Leopard Print Shift Dress ($218), French Connection Platform Felt Long Sleeved Smart Fit Coat ($298), Banana Republic Celestial Linear Earring ($58), Rebecca Minkoff Amelie Flat ($250), Mango Floral Embroidery Bag ($80)
How to Rock a Leopard coat
Start taking notes, bad betches. Bella Hadid’s DGAF style is yours for the taking. Peep this textured faux fur topper that’s easy on the eyes — and wallet. Adopt a rocker ‘tude with a Nirvana t-shirt, faded black frayed-hem jeans, and scene-stealing star ankle boots from style influencer Danielle Bernstein’s debut footwear line, Archive Shoes. Transition your getup from day to night with a hands-free belt bag, a layered Bing Bang pendant necklace, and a pair of Le Specs’ now ubiquitous cat-eye frames. (Photo via Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Clockwise from top left: H&M T-Shirt With Printed Design ($18), Bing Bang Bad Bitch Necklace Set ($150), H&M Faux Fur Coat ($80), Le Specs The Last Lolita in White Marble ($119), Zara Crossbody Belt Bag ($30), Archive Shoes The Madison Boot in Black With Silver Stars ($298), RE/DONE Stove Pipe in Washed Black ($240)
How to Rock a Leopard Mini
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander successfully demonstrates how to incorporate leopard into your day-to-day uniform. On the prowl or off, this jacquard weave wrap-over skirt will always do you right. Teamed with a mini pebbled leather saddle bag and effortless Breton stripes, the result is more Kate Middleton, less tough-girl-in-training. But perhaps we spoke too soon? The addition of a denim jacket, contemporary hoops, and towering lace-up booties, and you’re ready for a night out on the town. (Photo via Pierre Suu/GC Images)
Clockwise from top left: Alexa Chung Breton Stripe Top ($180), Tictail Linkage Hoop Earrings ($72), Zara Jacket With Eyelets ($70), Cuyana Mini Saddle Bag ($195), Jeffrey Campbell Legion Heeled Lace-Up Booties ($165), H&M Textured Skirt ($35)
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