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Leopard prints, the meow-worthy wardrobe staple

Updated: Dec 20, 2019


Leopard print coat has been labeled as a winter wardrobe staple by Vogue UK. It’s been a trend ever since 1920s. Bazaar traced down the evolution of leopard prints and selected some iconic pieces throughout its 90 year history. For more information, please see : https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g5971/leopard-print-style-evolution/

(I love how the author Kristen named animal prints as meow-worthy, so I stole her idea and used it in my title too teehee.)

Speaking of leopard prints, my first impression would be high heels, stockings and some edgy red lip looks. Leopard print fur coats (FAUX FUR PLEASE!) used to be a signifier for trophy wife only, as a sign of wealth and high fashion taste. But now more fashion gurus are pairing it up with sporty and casual looks.

One classic look of leopard print coat would be from Kate Moss, the reigning queen of cool, in which she wore it with a supreme shirt.


The other favorite looks are from my favorite fashion Youtuber/Blogger Lwany (@lwany).



Her videos are so aesthetic and pleasing, check them out if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kllXU7KQRdw

However I think perfect leopard prints are really hard to find, as hard as finding a perfect white cotton T-shirt. Don’t worry though cuz I’ve found a few perfect pieces for you. Some of these might be sold out already since it’s off season.

Zara:


HM:


ASOS: Pimkie Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat


Leopard print dress/ blouse is also a cute and sassy choice for summer. Here are some choices that I picked for ya.

Sisterhoodla:




Ratandora:




LPA:


Ragdollla:


Ganni:


Samsamsoe: as seen on @lisahahnbueck


Anniebing:


Realisationpar:





Musier: This is one of the cutest summer tops I’ve ever owned. Head over to my channel if you want to see a try-on.





Learn how to style animal prints with @vanellimelli:





Swimwear:

Fisch_swim;




Accessories: To pump up your whole outfit with some prints.

shopclarev:



To wrap up, I’d like to quote Jo Weldon, a writer and entertainer, on her comment about leopard prints. “The pattern designed to help these dangerous animals blend in was one that a woman used to stand out. She's not necessarily saying that she is a predator, but she sure isn't prey.”