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
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

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

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,

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 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


  1. August 19, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    love the wedges

  2. August 19, 2010 / 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..

  3. August 19, 2010 / 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.

  4. August 19, 2010 / 5:24 pm

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

    juliet xxx

  5. August 19, 2010 / 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 ;;)


  6. August 19, 2010 / 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

  7. August 19, 2010 / 5:59 pm

    love the shooes.

  8. August 19, 2010 / 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.

  9. August 19, 2010 / 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!

  10. August 19, 2010 / 6:37 pm

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

  11. August 19, 2010 / 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!

  12. August 19, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    these are great! tackiness with animal prints is def a fine line 🙂

  13. August 19, 2010 / 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

  14. August 20, 2010 / 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)

  15. August 20, 2010 / 4:57 am

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

  16. August 20, 2010 / 5:05 am

    i love leopard print too.. it makes me sexy somehow.. 🙂

  17. August 20, 2010 / 6:40 am

    Love the 2nd combo!