How to wear leopard print

…without looking tacky…
I’m gonna honest, I’ve always associated leopard print with a certain type of person, but fashion and stylish people proved me wrong. Here, there’s a big labeling people thingy going on, and it’s hard not jump the wagon, for me right now it’s, I like it or not. No more labels people!
Moving on, the first person I saw wearing leopard print very good was Mina@Faboulista, if you want to see proffesional print mixing go over and visit her blog. After that, on a sunny afternoon I fell in love with Ioana’s Steve Madden flats when we met for a chat. What I’m gonna buy next? Probably a scarf or flats, because I don’t think I can pull leopard print of like Mina does.

So, this how I would wear leopard print.

What do you think? Do you wear leopard print? Which look is your fav?

selvedge roll-up shorts
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI – 150MM PRINTED LEOPARD LOW BOOT WEDGES
Alexander Wang Diego Studded Bucket Bag
By Malene Birger Dazli bangle set
Roberto Cavalli Oversized labradorite ring
Ray-Ban 8041 Aviator Titanium Shiny Gold Polarised
Maison About β€” T-SHIRT LIGHT PINK

Dolce & Gabbana leopard chiffon blouse
Moschino Cheap and Chic Wool-twill pencil skirt
Miu Miu Suede ankle boots
Mulberry Bayswater leather bag
Movado Women’s 606088 Museum Black Genuine Leather Strap Watch
American Beauty Diamond Ring – The Three Graces
Oliver Peoples Sheldrake D-frame acetate glasses
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA – EXTRA LONG KNOTTED BELT

Black Temple A Shape Classic Tank by Forrest & Bob,
Elizabeth and James James VI cotton-blend blazer
Edun Linen-blend ruffle miniskirt
Black suede ballerina,
Lanvin Happy Medium leather shoulder bag,
Large Monogram Gallea Band Ring, Yellow Gold,
DOLCE & GABBANA – LEOPARD PRINT SCARF

The upper sets are made especially for the post but this one is a random one.

.Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

. by nookie featuring Splendid tops

Splendid Vintage Whisper cotton T-shirt
Miu Miu Pleated wool A-line skirt
Lanvin Leopard-print ballerina flats
Proenza Schouler Large Leather PS1 – Smokey Grey
Amazon.com: Pirates of the Caribbean Elizabeth Swann Necklace Replica
Chanel 5185 Black > Chanel Sunglasses
Tan Knotted Waisted Belt Evans
Desk Accessories – Home Accessories – Nina Campbell,
Untitled (Music Box),
Olga Sherer for Vogue Portugal September 2010 by Bojana Tatarska

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23 thoughts on “How to wear leopard print

  • Mia Delessi August 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    love the wedges

  • AH August 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    i love these looks! i love leopard print myself, and i have both flats and a scarf, as well as a faux fur jacket… but i totally agree with you, it has to be worn the right way to avoid looking tacky or cheap..

  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime August 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Look #1 is my fave! Love love.

  • Anda Zelenca August 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    2,3 si 4 imi plac enooorm. 1-le nu e chiar my thing.
    Eu am doar o esarfa si o bluzita cu imprimeu de leopard si imi plac.
    Pana nu demult eram si eu impotriva lor, dar daca sti cum sa le porti, arata chiar f bine.

  • My Republic of Fashion August 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Great outfits. Love the 1st one.:)SarahD

  • Juliet August 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I'm really into the look and those wedges in the first picture are AMAZING!

    juliet xxx

  • Daiane August 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    love, love!

    once i did think the same thing about people who wear leopard, i wonder why, haha!

    anywho, i saw your sets on polyvore before you posted them here… i am working on something there too ;;)

    kisses

  • L'Amour et la Paix August 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Great post.. I adore those first 2 looks!! xo

    http://lamouretlapaix.blogspot.com/

  • Raji August 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    These are all lovely looks, definitely a world away from the stereotypical "leopard print" kind of person.
    I love those flats, definitelyy look into getting some leopard print flats

  • MrJeffery August 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    love the shooes.

  • Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse August 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    i don't really like leopard print for myself. but i will say that #1 and #4 are great because if i did wear leopard print, it would probably be on my shoes.

    http://ohtobeamuse.com

  • Ire A August 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I agree leopard prints can too easily look tacky, but these looks are great! I am in love with those leopard print wedges in the first look! And all these looks are great!

    http://voguishblog.blogspot.com/
    x

  • Missy M August 19, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    i love these looks! those pumps are fab too x

    Missy
    Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

  • KIRAFASHION August 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    you are so right! We really have to mix it up!

  • Eszter August 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I really am not a fan of leopard print but you made it look good in these looks…even I would think of wearing it in these combinations. Nice job!

  • Krystal August 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    these are great! tackiness with animal prints is def a fine line πŸ™‚

  • Special K August 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Am vazut de curand, la d&g parca,ca se poarta printul asta cu polka dots black & white,don't know…nu-mi pare prea marfa :))

    i love ur outfits though :X

  • FabΓ­ola BeltrΓ£o August 20, 2010 at 2:28 am

    i LOVE

    xoxo

  • Faboulista August 20, 2010 at 3:26 am

    wow nookie thx for the amazing compliment and for the feauture i am so happy u like how I wear my leopard print. unlike u i have always loved animal prints. i think they are a classic and they always look great. i think the trick to wearing animal prints is to stay away from sexy looks.its already such a statement, that your clothes shouldnt be too revealing or too tight. and u should alwasy pair it with something a bit more of the conservative side. but i think starting with some accesories is a great way to get into the idea. once u are comfortable with it u can add actual big pieces and even wear a full oufit ( aka a dress)
    xoxo
    mina

  • keren B August 20, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I LOVE LEOPARD PRINT.. one of my favorites trends for now

  • Turquoise and Lily August 20, 2010 at 5:05 am

    i love leopard print too.. it makes me sexy somehow.. πŸ™‚

  • janettaylor August 20, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Love the 2nd combo!

    β™₯

  • Fashion-rocks August 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Great post, love the first outfit.

    http://fashion-rocks-idreamtomodel.blogspot.com

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