I find it pretty amazing how long leopard has been sticking around. This jungle cat pattern is definitely bold and brash, but lots of ladies are embracing it by wearing it strategically: Just one piece is more than enough. Kate Walsh did it just right as an accent to denim and black, and both Rihanna‘s headband and Rachel Zoe‘s booties were worn in the same vein. All three ladies kept the rest of their ensembles simple and low-key, and chose leopard as a ‘pop’ that keeps things interesting.
Are you still loving leopard? Or are you ready to see a different pattern prevail? Regardless, check out our selection of leopard accessories and you may be inspired.
Animal prints may be hot this season, but it’s leopard that’s about to really boil over. Showing up everywhere on the runways (including Dries Van Noten, above left, and Louis Vuitton, right), the cool thing about this year’s leopard is how many different ways you can wear it. Rather than just sticking to the most realistic skin, designers are changing up the color, playing with proportion, and printing it on a wide variety of materials.
Here are our leopard Friday Favorites:
DEREK LAM Pony Hair Leopard Spotted Clutch. Totally chic, and now priced under $500.
JIMMY CHOO Patent Leather Leopard Riki. Take a walk on the wild side with this purple tote.
MANOLO BLAHNIK Leopard Suede Heels sz 39. Did someone say metallic suede leopard? So very sexy.