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Leopard Print: A New Neutral

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Back when I had just started dating my husband, we went through the whole “taking a break” thing. You know. Of course, he was the one who suggested the break. I was already smitten, yet trying to play it cool. What’s a girl nursing a bruised heart to do? Shop, of course. I hit the mall and found the perfect outfit to wear for the next time I would see him. Perfectly fitting jeans, cute heels, and a little leopard print cardigan with a red patent leather clutch.

We see each other a few days later and the first thing he says is, “That sweater reminds me of my ex-girlfriend’s grandma.” Ouch. Fortunately that outfit choice (and his lack of tact) did not affect the outcome of our relationship.

So while my husband isn’t a fan of the leopard-print look, a lot of you are, so don’t let his (or anyone else’s) taste deter you.

Leopard has definitely moved from a trend to a full-on classic print at this point, so you’ll see it everywhere – from shoes, to belts, to dresses, and everything in between. In fact, I’ve seen it officially called a neutral, which mean you can incorporate it into any look or color palette like you would a black, brown, or other traditional neutral.



Want to try some leopard but aren’t sure where to start? You can start small:

leopard belt


And work your way up:

leopard heels

leopard bag

And go all out if you’re feeling it:

leopard pants


leopard coat


And if you’re not feeling it, don’t force it. Find what you like!

What’s your take on leopard-print? Do you love it? Like it? Hate it? Let me know!

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  1. Nancy Soliz says:

    I have no leopard. Maybe one day, Ill be daring enough to go for it…

  2. Shelley says:

    I heart the leopard print, but as an accent. I am not bold enough to try it in the legging or shirt form! maybe one day….

  3. Lori Hendrix says:

    I love Leopard! But as with anything, people tend to go overboard. :) Let’s not dress in leopard print from head to toe. :)

    1. Agreed!

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