Jacket (similar): Express/ Dress (similar): Ross Dress for Less (store) (designer)/ Necklace (similar): TJ Maxx (store) Cara New York (designer)/ Booties (similar): TJ Maxx (store) Elie Tahari (designer)/ Purse (similar): TJ Maxx (store) Steve Madden (designer)
Leopard is one of those patterns that most girls love, but are sometimes afraid to wear. However, leopard print can be worn in a chic and fashion forward way, instead of looking gaudy or cheap. The two most important things to look for in a leopard print garment are 1) the leopard print itself looking expensive, so no crazy colored leopard prints and 2) the shape of the garment the leopard is on. This dress is the classic varied shades of black and brown leopard and the dress has the leopard print in the center, while black panels on the sides create a ladylike hourglass shape. Another way to create the illusion of a waist is to choose a jacket that comes in at the waist, such as this brown leather one. Booties and a handbag in neutral brown tones, along with a statement necklace that ties in the black from the dress are what keeps the leopard toned down, rather than overpowering. Tell me what is your favorite leopard piece to wear and how you like to style it in the comments below!