Right before my senior year of high school I decided that I wanted to take my clothing choices up a notch or two. Now I had always loved clothing and loved trying new trends but I still generally played it safe. I remember doing some back to school shopping and finding an awesome pair of (faux) leather pants and a leopard skirt that I just knew would make my senior year great. I don’t really recall if senior year was so fantastic (I do know that I was so very ready to graduate!) but I do know that I continued to develop my personal style that year (and won Best Dressed!) and tried things I hadn’t before.
And while that leopard skirt made several appearances that year (I wore it on the first day of school – first impressions mean a lot!) I do know that leopard hasn’t exactly been a staple in my closet since then. Now there’s the cardigan story you might remember, but other than that, I tend to like my leopard print in small doses. Recently I came across a gorgeous leopard clutch in a local boutique and it got me to seek out other leopard bags online! I’ve got a few outfit ideas, plus some favorites to check out!
An accessory that pops but doesn’t compete with a fierce dress like this red number!
A leopard tote takes a casual look to new heights of sophistication!
Sweet and flirty and the leopard bag adds a nice contrast!
Chic enough for the office and still fun for after-hours!
A few favorites:
Originally published August 24, 2016