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Leopard: The original party print

A few years ago, leopard print was less high fashion and more Kat Slater from EastEnders! But this season all that has changed. Model-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss hit one of the hottest after-parties at Paris Fashion Week wearing a sweeping leopard print gown and the world knew: leopard is back! From the streets of Paris to…

A few years ago, leopard print was less high fashion and more Kat Slater from EastEnders! But this season all that has changed. Model-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss hit one of the hottest after-parties at Paris Fashion Week wearing a sweeping leopard print gown and the world knew: leopard is back!

From the streets of Paris to the streets of Dublin, where Angela Scanlon and Síle Seoige have been spotted already wearing the leopard print trend.

Hailed as the print of choice for AW14, the shops are showing their spots in everything from coats and dresses, to shoes and belts.

Read on to see how the stars are styling this timeless trend and how you can look lovely in leopard this season.

1.     Outerwear

Angela Scanlon spotted in leopard printA good rule of thumb with leopard print is to wear only one piece at a time – otherwise you’re outfit will be less fierce feline and more animal overkill!

A leopard coat is an AW14 must-have, and Angela Scanlon shows us how it’s done in her oversized version.

Wearing black skinny jeans and rocking a leather bag, the stylist keeps the rest of her outfit simple and allows the print to be the focal point. Follow in Angela’s fashion-forward footsteps and rock a classic pair of ankle boots and statement sunnies. 

When choosing a coat or jacket in the familiar print, be careful to choose one that not only looks great but keeps you warm too! This padded coat with contrast sleeves is a modern way to rock the trend and will keep you cosy all winter long.

 

2.     Accessories

Guests seen leaving the VVIP Awards 2013 at The AcademyIf you love the trend but find the concept of leopard print a little bit daunting then incorporating it through accessories is a great starting point.

Rozanna Purcell has flawless street style and spices up a basic look with a cool leopard print handbag. Denim and leopard go hand-in-hand and I love Roz’s model-off-duty style.

Steal Rozanna’s style with this Diesel denim shirt that you will wear again and again. A leopard print handbag like this gorgeous Guess tote has the power to lift an entire outfit and your mood whenever you carry it!

Wear with sneakers for an effortless day-time look or pair with these shoe boots and some red lippy for a night on the town.

 

 3.     All Over

Guests arrive on the redcarpet for the TVNow Awards at The Mansion HouseA little leopard can go a long way and it is the perfect print for parties and big nights out! Síle Seoige shows us how to wear the trend after dark in an ultra-glam 50’s-inspired pencil dress that highlights her enviable figure and makes a style statement.

Contrary to popular belief, leopard is actually super-versatile and looks fabulous with a wide range of colours like red, orange, fuchsia, and emerald green. When you’re choosing a dress in the print, opt for one that can be dressed up or down like this fun and flirty scuba number. Wear with an biker jacket and ankle boots by day, and then vamp it up with black stiletto heels and a red lip by night.

Want more AW14 fashion tips? Check out our guide to one of this season’s hottest trends: exposed zips.

What do you think of the leopard print trend? Spot on or overkill? We want to know! Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter today.

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