Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This timeless yet very youthful print has been turning heads for years! Leopard print, made famous by designer Norman Norell in the 1940's, has been a symbol of luxury and glamour for decades. Worn by Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe or political wives like Jackie Kennedy. The animal print became a staple for most women and was worn in many different ways. There are three distinct ways to wear leopard print: a hint, a little more and an all over print.
A hint of leopard print is easy to do and a fun way to add a hint of surprise to an everyday outfit. You can add a leopard printed scarf, handbag or shoe. Leopard printed ballet flats with a pair of pencil leg denim pants and a simple blouse or sweater is a great look for day or night. Ashley Olsen adds a leopard print scarf to her blazer and plaid skirt. Another fun way to play with fashion is to "mix patterns" as she did with the animal print and plaid.Kristin Cavallari and Carey Mulligan add a sexy little leopard print pump to their sleek and simple dresses. Kate Bosworth and Taylor Momsen put a girly spin on their edgy outfit with a leopard print handbag.
skirt or legging. You still want to keep your outfit balanced, in doing this you will need to keep the other half of your outfit simple. This is still very easy to do. Pair a leopard printed jacket with a simple pair of denim or dress pant as our other Olsen twin Mary-Kate did with her leopard jacket and wide-legged dress pants. Kate Moss paired her leopard print skirt with a little black jacket combo. Kim K also paired her leopard skirt with a black turtleneck and kept the accessories simple with a small black handbag and black pump. Both of these trends can work in or outside of work, again as a daytime look, or dressed up with the right accessories for night.
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