There is no escaping the animal print trend this autumn – every shop window, magazine front cover, and style post on social media seems to be adorned with spots, stripes and scales. From snakeskin to zebra – animal is in. We are pereninal fans of leopard print – in every shade. From a classic beige, to a splash of neon. Whilst many shy away from this ‘wild’ print in fear of it looking cheap – there are so many styles out there this season – from muted grey-on-grey colourways for the faint-hearted, to small nods to this bold look through accessories and shoes that make it wearable for everyone. Here are our top tips:
A tailored piece, like this long-line masculine coat from Sosander (£149) is a grown-up, elegant way to wear leopard. It seems ridiculous to class leopard as a ‘neutral’, but all that really means is that it goes with everything. Denim, black, smart, casual… it can be dressed up or down making it super wearable.
These ‘Rosie Slippers’ (£98, Boden) are a great ‘splash’ of more subtle ‘snow leopard’ – peeping out from beneath trousers, these elegant ponyskin and suede flats will be super comfortable and perfectly on trend – a winning combo in our book!
Our range of leopard print scarves sell all-year-round, but this season they have been a particular bestseller. From a subtle winter white, to our 100% cashmere neon green, black and cobalt blue colourway. Layered over our block-colour tees they are the perfect pairing for an on-trend autumn look.
A super easy, inexpensive way to dip your toe into the leopard print look is with a belt. This £30 number from La Redoute will look classic with denim, or to add personality to your work wardrobe. Try a ‘French Tuck’ with your blouse or shirt to flash your on-trend accessory.
Finally, if you’re ready to dive head first into the trend – this red leopard print co-ord blouse and trouser set from Zara (£25.99 each) is amazing. Or why not opt for the trousers with one of our LTD Collection black tees for a more subtle take?