Leopard is huge this fall (trust your animal instincts on this one) from leopard print shoes to leopard jackets. Everyone from celebs Rachel Bilson and Whitney Port, to designers like Rebecca Taylor have embraced the trend, and so should you. But before you go digging up the leopard stoles and boldly-printed bags, take a breather and give the trend some thought. You don’t want to look like a cougar, afterall. With these 5, fail-safe 2010 leopard pieces you won’t:
A scarf is the easiest way to incorporate a pattern into your wardrobe. Pair this Gap leopard Scarf ($29.50) with a black top or blazer for an understated way to wear the trend.
Leopard ballet flats:
A leopard flat is an eternally chic basic. These French Sole Leopard Suede flats ($100) are well-priced; pair them with dark skinny jeans and a crisp white Oxford button down.
Thin leopard belt:
For another touch of leopard, go with a skinny waist belt like this J.Crew Leopard patent belt ($39.50). Wrap it around your neutral cardigans to instantly make any outfit chic.
Leopard shift dress:
Not only is this Lauren by Ralph Lauren Leopard Print Sleeveless dress ($107, down from $134) perfect for work, happy hour, first dates and beyond – but its also marked down.
If you’re still hesitant about leopard clothing – get a dose of the hot pattern in jewelry form. This Kenneth Jay Lane Leopard Head Bracelet ($198) is so one of a kind – you will get lots of compliments. Trust us.
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