Tips from a fashion expert: How to wear leopard print

Leopard print is here to stay for another season, so if you didn’t jump on the bandwagon last time, here’s your chance.

While it may be daunting to add a few leopard-printed pieces to your wardrobe, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Jamie Kouktzelas, Marketing Manager of Hush Puppies, gives us a few practical tips on how to incorporate the popular print into our everyday outfits.

The new neutral

Although the idea of wearing leopard print may seem bold, Jamie says that it’s really just another great base, like black, white or grey.

“The actual print is made up of neutral colours, so treat it as another neutral and it will go with most things in your wardrobe,” she tells. “Mix with bright colour block knits and denim for a classic and fun look.”

Suits any style

If you’re starting from scratch, Jamie suggests beginning with pairing a leopard print piece such as shoes or a scarf with a black and white outfit.

“It can add a pop to any monochromatic outfit. Keep your outfit simple and let your feet do the talking,” she adds.

Perfect for any age

It may be easy to discount leopard print as a pattern for the more youthful, but this versatile print suits any age.

“Leopard print is such a timeless and classic style that you can rock it at any age,” Jamie says. Whether it’s a cute ballet flat, a statement coat, or a bold handbag there really is a leopard-print piece to suit anyone.

Styling secrets

For a bold and modern look, Jamie suggests mixing and matching your leopard with other animal prints. “Just remember: don’t mix and match with other leopard print styles, you will go overboard,” she adds.

Here are some of our favourite leopard-print pieces:

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