To me, leopard print is multi talented and does double duty by not only adding pizazz as a print, but also blends well as a neutral. I rock leopard with basic black, white, vivid hues and as a great piece for print mixing.
I was inspired to get these pants after seeing a pair of Zara pants that become ever so popular in the blogosphere. And I could see why, they gave me immediate heart palpitations! However, Zara happens to be nowhere in my immediate vicinity and they weren't available online, so I was pretty much out of luck.
After a few weeks, who would you think would have a very similar pair. My good old friend, Forever 21. Fashion void filled.
|Black vest - Express|
Cream crop top - Forever 21
Leopard pant - Forever 21
Tangerine wedge - I.N.C. for Macy's
|Lion head necklace - The Limited|
Gold teardrop earring - Express
Black & gold statement ring - JCPenney
Black & gold clutch - Dots
I'm not ashamed to say that I consider myself a bit of a leopard connoisseur. I'm very picky about how the print looks. Price doesn't play a part here (usually). Regardless of brand or designer, some leopard spots can just be flat or off in color - so be discerning! Because, darlings, leopard print done wrong screams cheap city....*side eye* and you don't want that.
I also typically stick with the standard brownish tan leopard print, but occasionally I'll dip a toe in to a non-standard variation (like here and here). Next on my Diva's Desires list is a fab leopard coat for fall and a stunner of a leopard bag.
Coincidentally, today's post is kind of like my favorite print - it's doing double duty. Not only is this post a part of this week's Style Me Friday Link Up hosted by The Fashionista Next Door, but it's also a part of IFB Project #107: Printed Matters.
UPDATE: Here on Dazzling Diva I focus a lot on my career style, so I really enjoy when I get to post looks that I wear during my down time and after hours activities, which is why I've decided to also link this post to Mix and Match Fashion for the Summer Style challenge!