I’m a fan of leopard print. Leopard print accessories are a fun way to put a little zip into an outfit . And, believe it or not, leopard plays the role of a neutral. It can be paired with just about every color and even works well mixed with prints.
For this post, I chose to use a neutral pallette to style a variety of leopard print accessories to let them shine on their own. However, I’ve enjoyed wearing leopard print shoes with red and blue and even red and blue plaid!
The fall/winter season is the perfect time to have fun with leopard print. And so is spring and summer!
Take a look at some of the ways to incorporate a little leopard love into your looks.
Leopard Print Scarf
A scarf is one of the easiest ways to incorporate a bit of leopard into your outfit. It’s a popular accessory and can be classic and classy when worn with neutrals, as in this photo, or whimsical when incorporated into a colorful outfit. Imagine this scarf with a red or pink coat! Pairing the leopard print scarf with a faux fur vest is really taking a walk on the wild side, but it works – another way to bring some fun to accessorizing with leopard.
I love this particular leopard scarf because of the detail of thin blue outlines around the leopard spots (see close-up below). It lends itself well to wearing with blue. (Thank you, Sarah, for this fun gift!)
Leopard Print Cardigan
This leopard print cardigan makes a bit more of a statement than a scarf, but don’t be intimidated to try it. You can keep it low key by incorporating the leopard with neutrals, like the black jeans here, or play a bit and wear your leopard with red, blue, green, pink (see this post). It’s not scary! When you want to try a new look, check out sales and retailers who have lower price points so that you haven’t made a huge commitment with your wallet before you know if you like it. I found this cardigan some months ago at Banana Republic on sale and love it!
Leopard Print Booties
Leopard booties – this might take a bit more of a stretch if you’re not feeling really confident about making a leopard statement. At the same time, wearing leopard print way down at the bottom of your look is a bit more subtle simply because it’s not the first thing people see. These leopard booties are a recent addition to my shoe wardrobe, a look I love and have been wanting to wear. Animal print footwear has been a popular trend for some years, and it’s not going away anytime soon. (Snakeskin is my new crush – but that’s another post!)
Leopard Print Oxfords
Here’s another leopard print footwear look that’s fun and less statement-making than the leopard booties. Although these animal print oxfords are called leopard, they really are more a cheetah print, with the smaller spots. I happened upon them in the beautiful town of Healdsburg while investigating some of the unique boutiques there over the holidays and discovered a new shoe brand: All Black. These are super comfy and the slip-on, cutout style is a fun spin on the classic oxford.
(For ideas on how to wear leopard print shoes, check out my post on Leopard Print Shoes 7 Ways.)
Leopard Print Hat
This fun hat was part of my Christmas gift from my friend Sarah (along with the scarf featured above). I love the bucket hat style, which gives the leopard print a trendy and casual silhouette. It’s very cozy too. Wearing leopard print communicates confidence and that you don’t take this fashion thing too seriously!
How to Accessorize with Leopard Print
I’ve featured a few examples of accessorizing with leopard print, but the possibilities are endless. As I mentioned, don’t be afraid to mix leopard with bright colors or pastels and even mix with it other prints, like plaid, with leopard print accessories. If you’re not quite sure about how to wear these looks, head to the web! Do a simple Google search, like “mix leopard print with plaid,” or search on Pinterest, “leopard print and pastel outfit.” If wearing leopard print is new to you, start simple with a scarf or even a small handbag. It’s fun to play with fashion!
A Few Leopard Print Accessories to Browse
I’ve found some similar looks in the leopard print categories featured in this post. Check them out if you’re ready to mix a little leopard into your looks.