Aug 13, 2010

Fall '10 Trend: Leopard.....Meow

There's something very animalistic and appealing about the leopard print madness going on for Fall '10- but you don't need to be a risk taker to indulge yourself in this exotic print. Let's peruse the leopard looks as seen on the runway and take a look at some realistic ways you can incorporate some leopard prints into your wardrobe this fall.

A sweetheart neckline leopard bodice paired with a sheer polka dot skirt looks playful and fresh at Dolce & Gabbana.

Roberto Cavalli showed several renditions of the traditional leopard print and went wild with leggings, cuffs, booties and bags. I like the varied sizes and scales of the leopard print which adds interest and variety to each piece.

Looking for other chic ways to wear leopard this fall? How about as a vest with a military-inspired belt as shown at Dries Van Noten? I'm loving the leopard, olive and navy color scheme in this outfit.

And if you're feeling brave this fall- how about going all out with an all-over print leopard jacket? All you need are some black boots and you're all set!

When it comes to infusing leopard print into your wardrobe this fall you can add splashes or go all the way. I love these Pelle Moda 'West' Platform pumps from Nordstrom. Pair them with a little black dress for a shot of style if you're feeling frisky or partner them with a black trousers and a button-up for the office.

For an easy one-piece check out this Warehouse Animal shift dress. Crafted from structured, tailored cotton fabric this feminine take on the trend has subtle puff sleeve detailing, a sumptuous bow to nip in the waist and a concealed zipper to ensure a perfect fit. I'd pair this dress with red pumps for a night on the town.

If you're prefer to be a bit more subtle about incorporating leopard into your wardrobe how about a leopard print wallet like this one from Jimmy Choo? This wallet would look so hot peering out from inside a black bag. In fact, you should skip the bag altogether and just rock the wallet instead.

Skyscraper heels aren't for the faint of heart- so if you prefer to be closer to the ground, try some leopard flats instead. This pair by Tory Burch is made from calf hair and has the signature gold logo at the toe. Pair these with dark denim skinny jeans, a white tank, layers of gold chains and a navy blazer.

If you're not feeling bold but still want to incorporate the leopard trend this fall, the safest way to go is with a wrist watch like this one by La Mer from Urban Outfitters. The leopard straps read like bracelets while the inside section reads like a trendy watch. For $49.95 it's worth the risk.

And last but not least, if you want to try the leopard trend but prefer a smaller shot of it, try this Animal Janine Dress by Motel available through Pair with a black quarter length sleeve blazer and some black pumps and you're ready to roll.

1 comment

RRyan said...

Meow! This is a great post!

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