The truly fashionable are always daring and never dull. A leopard-print accessory is an opportunity to be a little hold. It allows you to throw in that slight element of danger on an otherwise safe outfit and let the world know there is more to you than meets the eyes. A full-on leopard-print dress
, on the other hand, sends the clear message that you are no wallflower, you are a force to be reckoned with. But there is a fine line between looking chic and looking tawdry when wearing a leopard print. Keep this in mind when you’re ready to let the world see a piece of your primal side.
To keep your cool, remember:
- Buying a print with pedigree is the best way to avoid the garish look that is sometimes associated with leopard prints. There are items that you can save money on. This should not be one of them.
- Wear only one piece of leopard print at a time. Any more than that and you will look like fashion roadkill.
- Keep everything else simple, even severe. Pair the print with neutral colors (black, white, camel, khaki). Keep everything else classic and the print will carry itself.
- When shopping, remember that on a good leopard print, the colors are muted (never pink or blue or yellow!). Less is more, but none gets you nowhere!