August 24, 2010

The Look | Leopard Print

Yes child, Leopard Print is back again. This time I'm eager to jump in on the trend due to the innovative ways designers are using the print this season (as evidenced by this picture of Rihanna in a two-tone Leopard Dolce and Gabbana dress.) So far most of the Fall collections I've seen have some form of Leopard print clothing or accessory so it shouldn't be difficult to find something right for you.

In selecting a full on dress, I'm partial to the print done in an unexpected color - purple, red, royal blue. It slightly softens the effect of the print, like it does with the gorgeous velvet Marc Jacobs dress in a deep pink Leopard Print over at Net-a-Porter. I'm also intrigued by having the print slightly distorted, which adds an edge. If I had to pick one designer go-to for a leopard print dress it would be Diane Von Furstenberg ... LOVING every dress she has available from the multicolored Tacita Silk Minidress to the Safi Shirtdress.

Ann Taylor is a great source for animal print clothing in you want to include the look in your work wardrobe. There are several blouse and skirt options available at the boutique, especially if you'd like to incorporate these prints into your work wardrobe. I'm also fawning over an adorable leopard sequin tee (all the spots are made out of sequins.)

If you're going for full on drama, nothing says glam like a Leopard print trench coat. There are several options at varying price points available at Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. If you're willing to part with a paycheck or two, then Lanvin has a divine Leopard Sequined Evening Coat just for you available at Kirna Zabete.

When it comes to shoes I don't think anyone has captured the sexy leopard shoe in the way that Christian Louboutin has for Fall. The lace-up peep toe bootie, available at Bergdorf Goodman, is EVERYTHING. You could rock that shoe with a trash bag and look fierce. Louboutin also has wedges, slingbacks, boots and his classic covered platform pump available in the trendy print (and don't you love how the signature red bottom seems made to accent the print.) Of course we can't forget the Alexander Wang Alla wedge bootie, which I can't find for sale anywhere, that has been seen on the feet of fashionable celebrities everywere (I just pre-ordered a similar style from Nina Shoes at 20% off thanks to fellow blogger Fit for Fashion.)

This is only the tip of the iceberg. With bags, scarves, belts, hats and even jewelry options available there is no way you can't find at least one leopard print item to wear for Fall. Here are some of my favorites:

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely LOVIN' Leopard print! I love it it different colors too, not just the traditional black/brown! Great post.