Hi friends & happy Friday!
I think that we can all agree on one thing- when we hear the words “animal print” we get some flash backs of Jersey Shore or maybe even our cheer bows in high school (Go Rockets!). RIGHT?! I would much rather say “leopard print” – because that is the only animal print I will ever wear. The zebra days are over, #sorry.
Even just seeing the words leopard prints still gives me some sort of feeling of gaudy and tacky. But I actually LOVE leopard/cheetah print when it is done in a classy, minimalist way! Like literally, love. I think it can be very chic, very fun, and very much still in style! I just ordered Penelope a little leopard print bow and I can’t wait to see her sassy self in it!
There are 3 simple rules to follow when you’re feeling like showing your wild side with a fun animal print. See below!
- Keep it simple. The print itself is very bold. So there is no need to over do it! Pair a leopard sweater with plain black jeans or leggings and some brown booties (or Vans like these!). This is what I am wearing in the photo above. Both my sweater and denim underneath are from Target. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a full body outfit! The print is not over whelming at all, which is great for all you newbies 😉 If you’re still afraid to go this bold, start with a cheetah print accessory first!
- Less is more. No, I don’t mean wear less clothes when wearing cheetah print. ALTHOUGH, I do have an adorable cheetah print one piece swimsuit..lol. But what I mean is, don’t go all out! If you want to wear the bold print, stick to a shirt, sweater, or even some classy pumps! I actually love how this mama blogger, Larissa, from Living in Color Blog, styled a cute romper with some classy yet sassy leopard print heels! They would look great with jeans + a sweater for work, too. So what I am trying to say is, do not wear head to toe leopard print… please.
- Embrace it! Don’t worry about your leopard print outfit seeming silly, gaudy, or out of style. Leopard/cheetah print is timeless will always be in style! It is a beautiful print. And YOU look beautiful in it! Just remember to keep it simple + chic and you’ll never go wrong! Follow me on Pinterest where I am always pinning more outfit inspo!
Please remember my iPhone is broken and the camera won’t focus UGH!