Leopard print. It’s everywhere. Each fall it comes back. This year I decided it was time to purchase a few leopard print pieces to add to my fall wardrobe. I wasn’t looking for a large leopard print coat, but a piece I could wear with layers and show a little leopard print. I was lucky enough to find a Theory leopard print shirt with a tie on the front. It’s perfect for dressing up with a leather jacket or wearing with an oversized sweater.
I don’t know about you but I sometimes find it hard to incorporate trends like leopard print since they seem to take over an outfit. How to introduce pieces I could use in multiple seasons and to feature as part of an outfit, but not look like a wild animal? I wasn’t really sure how to do this until I found a few pieces that really fit this description. Let’s look at a few ways you add leopard print to your wardrobe without it taking over.
How to add leopard print to your wardrobe, subtly.
- Find a SLEEVELESS BLOUSE. This can then be layered under sweaters or jackets.
- Look for leopard print pattern SHOES. Shoes can be a great way to introduce a bold pattern without taking over an outfit.
- Search for accessories like a SCARF or PURSE to add the pattern to your wardrobe.
- Add leopard print TIGHTS to your wardrobe, this is an affordable way to the pattern into your everyday wardrobe.
- Think about leopard print EARRINGS! I saw some cute ones that were round and looked great.
I introduced leopard print with this outfit by keeping the base black and beige to pair with the leopard print shirt. This is a great outfit for the office or brunch on the weekend, but I can easily take off the oversized sweater and it is instantly dressed up.
FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY
Theory Leopard Shirt: $6.99 (Salvation Army Thrift Store), Black Jeans: $19.99 (Joe Fresh), Boots: $70 (Winners), Oversize Beige Sweater: $30 (Winners)
Total Cost: $126.98
Now again you might think, Tijana this isn’t one of your under $50 outfits. The shoes alone cost $70! I have had these boots for three winters now. They are still stylish and in great condition. These boots were an investment. Also I want to put it in perspective a little. If I bought the Theory leopard print shirt brand new it would have cost around $250! THE SHIRT ALONE. Thrift shopping allows me to own beautiful clothing at a discounted price. I am also able to purchase $70 boots since the clothing I purchase is so discounted.
How are you introducing leopard print into your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments below!
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