How many of you are fan of leopard print? I know I am and I can pretty rock any single piece of leopard print on me without worrying what people think. There was one time I had a meeting with my client (a guy) and I wore bodycon 2 pieces dress- black & leopard print. My client commented "You must be very open-minded and wild girl". Hmmm, that sounded so wrong at the mid of a formal meeting, I wasn't sure or pretended not to know what he meant, I ignored the comment and changed the conversation to different topic.
So, what I wanted to say is "Do most people think like that?:" You are wearing leopard/ animal print, you must be wild, out-going, open-minded and daring? Not necessary! In fact, everyone can wear animal print regardless the personality, characters or background. All you need to know is to find the right way of wearing your leopard outfit and to make it work on your body.
I have so many leopard printed pieces in my closet: Leopard belt, leopard skirt, leopard jeans, leopard dress and even earrings. I just love them because they are so fun and cool. Yesterday, I wore my favorite leopard jeans to go for work and that's how I styled it up! Let me share with you some tips/ ways to rock your leopard print.
1. Balance or Tone- Me- Down.
Since leopard print is such a heavily visual outfit, you need to have something to balance it out and to make sure people will not fully pay attention on your animal printed part of your outfit. Try to pair your leopard top with neutral colors i.e black, white, camel, khaki bottom or vice versa...
On me, I was wearing Lace Black blouse from ZARA, black pumps and black handbag
2. Complimenting and Accessorizing.
Adding colors is one of the ways to make your outfit look more fun and lively. Leopard print not only can be paired with black but also can get along with many other colors i.e burgundy, red, dark green, navy blue, neon etc...But if you don't want to have too many colors on you, small pieces of accessories would do the job.
I grabbed a "series" of red along: red belt, red necklace, red watch and bangle.
3. Less is More.
One of the main important rules when wearing animal print outfit is that: Don't over do it no matter how much you love it. It would be a nightmare to see a lady in leopard print from head to toe: leopard hat, leopard blouse, leopard jeans plus leopard shoes and accessories. People may mistake you for an animal just escape from the zoo. I'm sorry! This might sound harsh but it's true.
Accessories: Mata Traders necklace - MonFae watch
I hope you've found some useful tips on how to wear animal print outfit. Please don't forget to share the photos on instagram and tag me at @crystalphuong, I would love to see how you wear it.
Thank you very much for reading. Hope you have an amazing weekend.