Leopard print can often be a little bit of a balancing act. There is always the danger of falling unwillingly into "cheap" territory with this particular print. However, the new styles for A/W 2011 are able to eliminate this danger once and for all.
Leopard is strangely versatile and this feature should show all the style hits that a little leopard print can give you!
First up- Try the SUBTLE take on the trend....
Just try a little hint of leopard with any simple outfit for a gorgeous trend hit! Topshop really came up trumps on this trend with a huge amount of leopard accessories.
For this I looked to Mulberry (central image) where they showed a very simple coat teamed with leopard which looks gorgeous!
(clockwise from left: Mulberry Bayswater- £1650, Topshop chelsea boots- £75, Topshop snood- £12, Topshop handbag £40, Office pumps- £55, Topshop Coat- £85.)
If you are feeling a little more BRAVE...
Try a block leopard piece to bring your look to life. A leopard coat slung over a casual outfit or a sleek dress is perfect for rocking the trend with a bit more glamour than just an accessory. Mulberry (centre) showed a huge amount of leopard like this gorgeous dress showing the look doesn't need to be trashy!
(clockwise from left: Topshop blouse £35, Topshop fur coat £98, Asos.com shirt dress £34, Urban Outfitters zip-front skirt- £42, Topshop trousers- £28.)
Or go ALL OUT wild print....
It takes a lot of balls to wear a coloured print but if you are feeling brave go for some clashing prints with some bright colours! This look was seen at both Mulberry and MeadhamKirchoff and is really hard to pull off but can look fantastic!
(clockwise from left: Mulberry Alexa- £795, Asos.com dress (TFNC)- £35, Topshop skirt- £32, Topshop clutch- £32, Office wedge boots- £120)