Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Trend: Leopard Print

First of all, I have to say this: I was never a fan of animal themed trends, whether it be faux fur or animal print. It was just my personal preference.

I know it's a little late to be talking about this trend, seeing at it was a trend for fall/winter 2010-2011 but in Australia, we're late with trends. Leopard print is back and it's everywhere from blazers, cardigans, tops, dresses, skirts to bags, shoes and scarves - you name it.

Leopard print is quite daring and sexy, which doesn't really suit my style (I'm never daring... more conservative and striving for cute). However, I've changed my mind and I think it can be classy if worn correctly. 

Audrey Hepburn in a leopard print hat - an example of classy and cute.

I've also seen leopard print in dramas. I'm pretty sure Aria from Pretty Little Liars wore a leopard print cardigan (which I had posted in my previous post). Anyway, there's also Dream High's Suzy in a green leopard print sweater, which was kinda ugly but it's weirdly cute on her.

Not to forget that Jennifer Hawkins wore leopard print for Myer's Autumn/Winter Fashion Show. It's more like snow leopard... and it's sexy and daring while still remaining classy with that 50s-ish silhouette (or is it the 60s?)

I think I would consider a leopard print scarf... or a cardigan but that's as far as I would go. Even a headband is okay but I wouldn't wear a leopard print dress.

Also, only choose ONE garment of leopard print - don't wear it full on. Allow me to elaborate if you don't understand: if you look at how people pull off leopard print, it's just ONE garment. Don't go off in a leopard print dress and a leopard print cardigan: it's an eyesore.

Photo credits: here, here & here

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