The Cat’s Meow, How to Get the Leopard Look

Walk like an animal? Not at the Chessington World of Adventures. In what is one of the strangest stories we’ve heard all week, a wildlife park in Surrey is banning visitors from wearing animal prints. Yes, true story. Bouncers ­– aka the park’s fashion police – have been put in place to enforce this new rule.  According to the parks officials, plenty of the animals were “becoming baffled” by the prints. Well, this is too bad as animal print – especially leopard – is in this season. In light of this news, we thought we’d share our favourite leopard looks this season and the items that can help you get the look. Trust us, these picks are the cat’s meow!

Street style photos by Roslyn Griffith Hall

leopardclutch

Ease into the trend with just a hint of print! A great way to update your look –without fully committing – is with a clutch.

LeopardWrap

Go all in! If you’re really feeling the leopard look, wrap yourself in it. Designer Diane von Furstenburg looks fab covered head to toe and you can, too!

LeopardShoes

Perhaps wearing such a loud print from your head to toe  is too much for you – so just try the latter. A printed pair of pumps or loafers can really kick your look into next gear.

LeopardPrintslipons

Gentleman, you can rock this look just as well as the ladies! A casual pair of leopard print slip-ons will do the trick. Wear them with a T-shirt and jeans on weekends or dress down a blazer and button up.

Leopardscarf

What a fierce way to stay warm. Pairing with an outfit in similar tones pulls the look together nicely.

Leopardblouse

Paired with simple pants and great pair of heels, a leopard blouse can be a fun item for a night out on the town.

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Put your basic black dress/skirt aside and take a walk on the wild side. Paired with a black blazer and simple accessories, a leopard-print dress is a good mix of class and sass. She stepped it up in her studded leopard Valentino heels, but you can also pair with black pumps to keep it simple.