12 Feb Favorite Leopard Looks
Good morning ladies!
Leopard is one of those prints that is so fun to wear, and I consider it a neutral. Pair it with solids, wear with stripes, color or other neutral tones and it is always so stylish. I have really got to loving it over the past several years as it seems a popular print with bloggers. Some leopard can look cheap or cheesy, so you have to look at the material or the style of product you are choosing.
I had bought a pair of brown leather booties from Zappos a few months back. They were pretty, a flat heel and I looked forward to wearing them. Yet, when i got them home, they sat in my closet for a few months without me taking them out of the box. I just didn’t LOVE them! So, I returned them and bought these Zara leopard booties instead. At this time of my life, I now ask that question before i make a purchase. “Do I LOVE it?” I just don’t want more “stuff” for the sake of more ‘stuff”, so this is a way to truly think about how it will add value and interest to my outfits.
I hope to do a post on Closet Staples soon, and i really would include leopard shoes and booties to be a staple or must have! Versatile and fun to wear, they give the look the extra ‘wow’ factor. Here, I am wearing my new Zara leopard booties with my oh-so-soft taupe cowl neck sweater dress from LOFT, a tan-brown leather moto jacket accompanied by my leopard print clutch. If you wanted to add color to this outfit, you could wear a colorful set of earrings ( I love these), or wear a colored tight. I will often add a pop of color to a neutral look, but other times I love soft neutral tones on their own.
Excuse the somewhat hazy look of today’s outfit pictures. Realizing this, 4 pm is not the ideal time for photos. I need to get out earlier in the day for clearer shots. You live and learn!
Here are a few of my other leopard favorites from my closet. :
You have seen this one recently. Another neutral look with leopard wearing my scarf from Christmas.
Leopard swing coat I bought from Poshmark for a steal! Im wearing it with my emerald green velvet Zara dress.
Comfort and Style! I love my Sam Edelman slip on leopard sneakers! Fun, casual look.
Although this Ann Taylor Pencil skirt has a jacquard pattern with little flowers, it looks like a leopard print!
This leopard cardi from the Mad Men collection from Banana Republic was bought on Poshmark.
This Chicos leopard Ruana is reversible and very versatile!
This leopard jacket was also purchased on Poshmark.
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Thank you Leslie ( a reader) for reminding me about my snow leopard shawl. I bought this on poshmark as well. It’s Banana Republic and a great layering piece. If you have silver, grey or white hair, the snow leopard print is another way to add leopard to your look.
So, this is not my entire collection of leopard, but some examples of shoes, boots, skirts, cardigans and leopard print dresses that can be styled as a neutral pattern and worn many ways.
Main outfit details
Leather moto jacket- Mango( out of stock, similiar)
Sweater dress ( old, LOFT) Love this one
Leopard boots– Zara
Leopard clutch-Express ( similar and good price!)
Are you a leopard fan? What leopard piece would you add to your closet?
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JenniePosted at 15:49h, 22 February
So many great leopard pieces, Jess! My favorites are the cape and your fur jacket. Leopard booties are such a great way to spice up an ensemble! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
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Laura || Walking in Memphis in High HeelsPosted at 16:17h, 14 February
I love all of your leopard looks! The first one with the browns and the shoes and bag, is definitely my favorite. I could wear that to work, or out with the girls!
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:32h, 15 February
Thank you Laura, the first look is a very cozy look 😉 xx
Amy JohnsonPosted at 09:14h, 13 February
No one does leopard better than you Jess! I especially love that very first outfit!
Jess JannengaPosted at 11:22h, 13 February
Aw, thank you Amy! I love a sweater dress and this is such an easy comfortable look for me. :-)xx
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:53h, 15 February
Thank you Amy! I love a great leopard print! xx
Katrina Gwen RosePosted at 08:00h, 13 February
I love how you incorporated all the leopard pops! It is probably my favourite print this year by far. And I can totally agree with you – I am all for practical, but if I don’t LOVE it, its not worth the space in my closet.
Jess JannengaPosted at 11:21h, 13 February
Hi Katrina! Thanks very much. Thats the way I feel and these leopard boots I loved so they will get lots of use! xx
thisblondesshoppingbagPosted at 16:24h, 12 February
I just love all your leopard looks! You’re so right, it can sometimes look cheap or cheesy if not done right. I’d like a pair of leopard booties but I don’t want to spend a lot and they have to be comfortable. I’m finding that’s a tall order. Honestly I’ll probably get a pair next Fall because it’s really heating up here.
Every one of your looks is just stunning – you are such a beauty Jess!
Jess JannengaPosted at 18:03h, 12 February
I know what you mean. I actually am looking forward to buying spring tops, and need em. I took back a pair I wasn;t wearing and bought these instead! I dont usually pay retail. .but every once in awhile… Thank you Kellyann, you are very sweet! If I see any leopard booties at a good price and comfy, Ill let you know! xx
PattiPosted at 14:36h, 12 February
Your leopard booties are swoon-y! As are the other leopard pieces you wear so well. thanks for linking up, xo
Jess JannengaPosted at 18:01h, 12 February
Thank you Patti! They were worth it, comfy and will get a lot of wear, plus fun! xx
Bettina schraderPosted at 12:36h, 12 February
Very nice, every single leo-look! Wunderschön!
Jess JannengaPosted at 18:00h, 12 February
Thank you Bettina, so glad you enjoyed these styles! xx
JodiePosted at 09:46h, 12 February
I love that leopard is so fabulous for any woman…and there’s such a variety of items too!!
Nancy (my stepmom) has a pair of leopard booties (and I almost bought the same ones, but talked myself out of them—can you believe it?)
Jess JannengaPosted at 10:20h, 12 February
I love it too! When I was younger I don’t think I liked leopard as much as I do now. I love the neutral that it is and can be worn with so much! i can’t believe it Jody! I returned a pair of boots from Zappos that i wasn’t wearing and bought these instead! I know
Amy ArnoldPosted at 09:04h, 12 February
I will always love leopard. It is a neutral, right?! So many great pieces and looks here.
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Jess JannengaPosted at 09:28h, 12 February
I know! I have love leopard for awhile myself, easy to style and its so fun to wear! Thank you Amy! xx
LesliePosted at 05:57h, 12 February
I only have one piece of leopard left in my closet. Sadly I just can’t find any way of wearing it…the color is just completely off for me nowadays with my white hair. I keep telling myself that a black grey combo would do nicely but nobody seems to offer that combo so I don’t own any. I really love leopard and you always look great in it!
Jess JannengaPosted at 09:27h, 12 February
Hi Leslie, I have included my “snow leopard” print as an example of what would look great. I purchased it on Poshmark. Glad you enjoyed the leopard looks, as it is a neutral one can wear with anything! Have a great day! xx
JessiePosted at 02:37h, 12 February
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