Saturday, 19 July 2014

HOW TO: leopard print

feeling feline

Bra: Opening Ceremony | Watch: Olivia Burton | Trench coat: 
Culottes: Warehouse | Shoes: Senso | Clutch: Clare Vivier

Felt like posting something a little different to the usual outfit posts today so it's a wish list/inspiration/how to kinda post. Most of these bits are completely out of my budget but there's some much cheaper dupes I will list below. 

Leopard print is one of those things where it goes in and out of fashion and can be worn so right but so wrong. I think to wear it well and not look tacky it's best to wear it on accessories rather than a dress or top, unless it's subtle. The accessories I would choose to wear leopard on are shoes and bags (preferably a clutch). If you're matching the shoes and clutch together keep the print on the same scale, so here it's a fairly large print and has similar colour tones. This makes it much more discreet and subtle. I would also suggest not wearing another print as it's likely to be a bit OTT, unless you go for a black and white stripe or something super simple. I would then pair these accessories with muted tones such as beiges and pale blues as shown above. I love the combination of a pale blue and camel colours. I also think leopard print works well with rose gold or gold accessories if you want to wear jewellery the shoes or clutch have any hardware. My pick is this Olivia Burton watch which I have and wear everyday, it's dainty and not too showy so perfect for everyday use. Although I'm not brave enough to go out in just a bra, something similar to this which is maybe lacey and longline would look fab with a high waisted skirt, palazzo trousers or some culottes like the ones shown above. To maintain your modesty I would throw on a laid-back trench like this or even a kimono or blazer in a similar colour that would be a great cover up. 

There are lots of cheaper versions of the items shown above... Primark sell a leopard print clutch which is under £10 and very similar to this Clare Viver one. ASOS, New Look and Topshop are also selling lots of culottes at the moment so head to their websites for more options. sell trench coats just like the one shown above and they come in a variety of colours too for such good value (around £20 I think). Zara have had some really nice leopard print sandals which are pretty affordable and still quality. Hopefully you can find some bargains and liked this different post, let me know what you think!