How to Rock Leopard Print With Style and Sass

| Fashion

Of all the trends starting to emerge this season, we might be most excited about one particularly wild style: leopard print everything.

Yet when it comes to sporting this fierce look, there’s a fine line between seriously stylish and terribly tacky. It can be daunting and a bit stressful, but there are simple and smart ways to make the most of it. That’s why we’re taking on all things leopard, debunking all the reasons you’ve shied away from it in the past and showing you how to rock it like the sassy Womanista you are.

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A sophisticated, long coat
Instantly liven and refresh even the most basic of ensembles by throwing on a leopard print coat for an easy but bold way to showcase the trend.

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A sleek skirt
Balance out a leopard skirt by pairing it with a casual chambray button-down and minimal jewelry for one of our favorite looks of all.

Just a pretty style
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A hot pair of heels
If you’d prefer to tip-toe into this bold trend, start small with a pair of killer leopard heels that are just neutral enough to wear with essentially anything in your closet.

Wachabuy leopard flats
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Slip-on sneakers
Heels aren’t the only way to step up your shoe game — if slip-on sneakers are more your speed, opt for a leopard print style that can instantly jazz up a basic pair of denim. 

Career girl daily
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A chic clutch
A leopard clutch can serve as your go-to bag, pairing perfectly with every style, color and texture in your wardrobe.

Southern Curls and Pearls
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A swooping scarf
It doesn’t get easier to incorporate leopard into your outfit's repertoire than by wrapping a large scarf around your neck. All you need is a plain white tee, black skinnies and neutral booties to complete the look.

If you're looking for the complementary piece to add to your wardrobe, be sure to check out our Womanista Approved leopard prints with detailed information on where to buy them, how to wear them and why they're our editors' favorites.

Hayley Simmons |

Hayley Simmons is a twenty-something writer, wife and new mama to her baby girl, Scout. A native Texan turned Nashvillian, she spends her time experimenting with healthy recipes -- then forcing her husband to eat them, finding new ways to not hate the gym and shopping for (an absurd amount of) baby clothes.