I was recently a guest on a podcast celebrating women, Bitches Be Brave, to discuss fashion, being a mom and being… you guessed it, brave! While dishing with those fabulously brave ladies, I realized that much of my advice came back to my favorite “neutral”, leopard print. A big trend for this past spring and upcoming fall, leopard print is everywhere and shown in every way. Here’s some of my top picks for pieces to work into your wardrobe asap!
A good tip if just venturing into the jungle for the first time, look for leopard prints in classic silhouettes like a blazer. This blazer by Zadig & Voltaire is combines edgy and classic seamlessly and even has matching pants if you want to really commit!
For those that are sufficient in walking on the wild side, this bomber jacket is magic! It is so soft and surprisingly quite warm for being so light weight. I bought mine yesterday and am tempted to turn my AC way down so I can start wearing it today:)
A denim jacket is a must have in any woman’s closet, so why not have some fun and pepper in some animal print? I also bought this yesterday (curse you Southern California Indian summers!) and love the boxy boyfriend fit.
Aqua Tie Dye Leopard Sweater
Combining the tie dye trend with leopard, this sweater couldn’t be more fire for fall! It pairs beautifully with everything from distressed denim and leather pants to a black pencil skirt, perfect for holiday parties.
Caroline Rose Silk Bouse
Leopard print in bold colors is big for fall. This silk blouse combines the classic shape of a tie neck blouse with an edgy electric blue for a perfect balance of class and sass.
Rebecca Taylor Ruffle Blouse
If blue leopard seems a bit overwhelming, this Rebecca Taylor blouse is a great option. A tone on tone print is a softer approach to patterns as it is all the same color story.
ALC Marcella Dress
The ruching on this ALC dress is perfectly placed to make your waist look teeny tiny. Add in the exposed zipper that can plunge per your mood, and meow!
Kate Spade Panthera dress
If you’re feeling a bit less wild, this Kate Spade shirtdress is a very lady like option. The gently puffed sleeves add a romantic touch and the button up silhouette keeps it classy.
Mad for You vegan leather tote
If you’re a bit nervous to jump right into animal print, accessories are a great way to test out a trend. This vegan leather tote is big enough to carry all your essentials and the two sets of handles make is super functional.
See by Chloe Joan shoulder bag
Cross body bags are a must have for busy ladies on the go. This bag by Chloe has a removable top handle however to give you two carrying options. The black leather is a perfect compliment to the bold print.
Marc Fisher Yale Chelsea Bootie
I am a sucker for boots- all boots but these Marc Fisher booties are top of my list. A pointed toe is a classic that will never go out of style. A pointy toe box also elongates legs making them look longer and leaner. These look great with a copped flare jean or black leggings and happen to be super comfy.
Marc Fisher Izzie Combat Boots
Looking for a chic comfort bootie? Look no further than these dreamy Marc Fisher combat boots. I lived through Doc Martens in my teens and am thrilled the combat boot is back! The lugged sole make these perfect for fall, rounding out the perfect combo of fashion and function.
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