Pair a leopard print blouse with denim cutoffs. Loosely front-tuck your blouse and finish off your outfit with flats or heels, depending on how dressed-up you want to look. Switch to full-length jeans when it gets cold out, or just layer your cutoffs over tights and wear them straight through fall or even winter if you’re brave. Leopard high heels are awesome day or night, but, depending on where you work, they might be a bit fashion-forward. Wear leopard flats for work or school and even on the weekend. They're great for dressing up workwear basics like black pants and white collared shirts, or even denim. They make it easy to take your look from the office to a night out without actually having to change.
Break up a flowy leopard dress with neutral accessories. Most people, when they hear the phrase "leopard print dress," picture something skin-tight and Jersey Shore-esque, but it doesn't have to be that way! Instead of a body-con leopard-print dress, try something loose and flowy. Layer on a belt or a jacket to break up all that print and keep the look grounded with simple accessories and flats. Treat leopard like a neutral and mix it with other prints. The soft, organic shapes of naturalistic leopard print look great next to more graphic prints like polka dots, stripes, and plaids. Space your prints out, one on top, one on bottom, to keep the look balanced, and layer in neutral-colored clothing and accessories to keep it from getting too busy.
Use leopard as a tiny accent on an otherwise clean and simple outfit. A little bit of leopard can go a long way. The simpler and more monochromatic the rest of your look, the more that touch of leopard will pop. Wear it in the form of a narrow belt to subtly draw attention to your waist, or on sunglasses or a gauzy scarf to draw the eye up towards your face. Keep it casual with a slouchy leopard-print T-shirt. As far as prints go, leopard is pretty sexy, so it's a great way to add a little edge to an otherwise gender-neutral and somewhat sexless silhouette like a loose T-shirt, basic button-down or straight-leg pant. Add an extra dose of femininity by pairing your unisex leopard piece with something skin-baring like shorts, a miniskirt, or a low-cut tank top.
Wear fitted leopard pants and a moto jacket. There's something a little bit retro about a pair of fitted leopard pants and a tough-girl jacket. Sort of like Sandy in Grease. Then again, everything looks cool with a black leather moto jacket. Carry a leopard bag with, well, anything. Believe it or not, leopard is a neutral. In fact, it's three neutrals in one; black, khaki, and white. And there is just something about a leopard-print bag that feels particularly versatile. It just goes with everything.
For a dressier look, add a leopard-print faux fur coat and a chic pair of heels to any look. There are few pieces of clothing more glamorous than a fur coat, but real fur is expensive (not to mention the whole “I don't want to wear clothing made of a thousand cuddly animals” thing). Wear a faux fur leopard coat with everything from a dress to a pantsuit and give your look an instant dose of high-end glamour. In addition to being sexy, leopard print is also intrinsically feminine; it's not a soft kind of femininity like floral or paisley. It's hard, tough, and aggressive: the perfect thing for adding some womanly oomph to a menswear-inspired outfit like a sharply tailored suit.
Hopefully these tips can help the animal print loving fashionistas incorporate the print into their looks for work, school or even a night out with some friends.