Leopard is the new Black

full_closet1I’ve always had a difficult time parting with things. Call me purge-challenged or sentimental but as it turns out, this not-so-admirable trait is going to pay off big time come Fall, when leopard prints come rushing back into sartorial forefront. I for one, having amassed a small boutique-full over the years, am fully prepared.

But just like any other girl, I don’t underestimate the power of novelty. What is the fun of having an old trend come back if you can’t make a few updates, tweaks, excuses to shop – or whatever you want to call them. And time is of the essence. There is less one month to prepare for this much-anticipated leopard print takeover. So mark your calendars, take full inventory and then do what any responsible tax-paying girl would do and go shopping.

But where does one begin with a trend like leopard? Since everything’s been pretty much done and overdone, I say go bold or don’t attempt it at all.


376951_in_pp Brian Atwood, $850

Christian Louboutin Iriza Pump, $825

Charlotte Olympia Polly Platform Pump, $990


photoLanvin Mini Poppy Crossbody Bag, $1,590 and Valentino Pony Mini Va-Va-Voom Bag, $2,595

diane-von-furstenberg-lytton-leopard-print-satin-clutch-5Diane Von Furstenberg Lytton Leopard Print Satin Clutch, $275


3a485023a90b2cf0ffde57e115cfd81aONE by Amour Vert, $278

Sea Leopard Drawstring Pants, $345

Leopard Twist Dress, $58


Eugenia Kim Denim Hat, $231

Alexander McQueen Leopard & Skull Cashmere Scarf, $725

In the end, whether your leopard print undertaking inspires you to play with color or use the print in unexpected ways, remember this, the Kardashians have been doing it for years so how hard can it be?



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