Rebecca Rose, StylistBy Rebecca Quigley
Happy hump day ladies,
So today I am talking all things leopard print.
Knowing how to wear animal print comes down to this one simple, unwritten rule: Treat it like any natural or black item in your wardrobe. Adding a little leopard to any outfit upgrades and complements a look. Whether that is an entire dress, jumpsuit, a shirt or just with your accessories.
Leopard print has often walked the line between flashy and luxurious, but it’s been proven time and again that us fashion girls can’t get enough of it!
Nowadays, it’s a classic for any closet. Across the whole of the fashion world, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t own at least one standout animal-print piece. In 2018, there are plenty of fashionable ways to enjoy it, thanks to brands such as Rixo and Ganni (which are both at the top of my favourite list at the moment) that keep it looking super chic (Here) & (Here)
Here are some quick tips to keep you right when wearing Leopard.
- You can definitely wear it with other prints—I especially love it with stripes.
- Wearing a tiny bit if leopard print, e.g. with a bag/shoes is still a great way to bring out the rest of your outfit.
- Leopard print looks incredible worn with more leopard print
- Want a quick way to make your jeans look smart and up to date, simply add a cute pair of leopard-print loafers
- Leopard print makes a classic white tee and blue jeans just sing.
For my look I chose this extra cute playsuit from River Island. I had my eye on it for a while and actually was going to wear it to one of the recent concerts. I think it’s a great little playsuit not only is it super comfy but you can dress it up or down and team it with a pair of nice white trainers. Unfortunately it is sold out online, however there are some available in-stores around the country.
To complete the look I kept it simple and teamed the playsuit with Penneys suede wedges and of course my all-time summer essential – a basket bag, this one is from Zara.
This year leopard print is not just a summer fling, but a long-term investment.
I hope you like this look and find some of the tips useful too!
Here are some of my favourite leopard print pieces on the high street at the moment.
Topshop – €57.00 (Here)
Topshop – €46.00 (Here)
Rebecca Rose Xx
I’m sitting writing this after doing my tan, I’ve just tried out the ultra-dark Bellamiante, fingers crossed I’m not tangoed tomorrow lol!!
I’m not only doing my tan because it’s my mid week ritual but because I’m going to an event in Dublin tomorrow night and the theme is ‘dress to impress’ so I thought I better put some effort in!
Anyway on to the task in hand – I’m talking all things stripes, in particular denim and stripes.
So as some of you may already know stripes has always had a very big presence on the runways of every Fashion Week. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe, dashed; all different versions of stripes showed up on the runways again this year, crossing trends and establishing stripes as a major spring/ summer 2018 print trend alone.
And it seems like with me at the moment if I’m not wearing spots, then I’m wearing stripes!
So to break the trend in slowly to you I thought the easiest way would be through denim. Sure who doesn’t love to wear jeans! It’s safe to say denim is a fabric that suits everyone. Genderless and versatile, denim is probably the easiest addition to a day time wardrobe but just because it traditional and safe doesn’t mean you can’t be daring with it. Forget the plain reliable skinny jean and seek out some jeans with a difference. Its 2018 time to be playful!
Denim fashion right now is full of references to the 1990s, when embellished denim was a thing, embroidery, stripes and stars etc.
These Topshop jeans (Here) that I have chosen are super cute with the mustard stripe but they also come in black with a red stripe if you aren’t so keen on the mustard.
I teamed my jeans with a pretty matching top (Here) and finished it off with my ever so reliable black basket bag (Here) black mules which are from Littlewoods last year and some statement earrings from Mango (Here)
It’s a super comfy day time outfit!
Anyway must dash, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week,
Rebecca Rose Xx
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