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|25 Jul|2 mins

PSA: you don't need to fear leopard print

12 reasons why.
Elle Glass
25 Jul
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There are some pieces in your wardrobe you should never, ever part with. The ones you get dry-cleaned on the regular to keep them in mint condition / hope to hand down to your as-yet-unborn children. And anything leopard print is – or should be –  one of those pieces.

The one print you should never, ever purge from your collection, leopard is the comeback kid, a classic go-to hit, season after season and year after year. After all, the internet is rarely wrong. And that leopard-print skirt that’s been doing the rounds is just the tip of the iceberg.

“Wearing too much leopard print” was Jackie Collins’s answer to anyone who asked her her greatest weakness. But The Queen Of Romance wasn’t the only one who loved the leopard.

Debbie ‘Blondie’ Harry made it the rock star print of choice, Mrs Robinson used it to seduce her way through The Graduate, and Edie Sedgwick wore it Andy Warhol’s Factory.  Kate Moss lived in a leopard print coat for what seemed like a decade. Princess Di rocked a leopard print swimsuit and still the internet breaks just about everyday in search of it – and that was '97. Leopard is the 90s need-to-have and a regular on the runways since forever.

So, it’s time to roar, to run your own pack, to wear a print you love somethin’ fierce. Get totally wild, to call on your animal instinct and to go for gold.

Timeless, a leopard print coat is the piece you can throw over any outfit for 100 winters straight, a skirt is the stuff Insta fame is made of. In a silk, it’s to live for. Wear it like a neutral. Be unafraid to wear it with prints. Stripes. Checks. The lot. Yes, even other animal prints. It doesn’t have to be your standard-issue black-and-gold model. Play with tones and textures.  However you wear it, it should be at all times filed under ‘keep’.

Welcome to the jungle,

Advice
|25 Jul|2 mins

PSA: you don't need to fear leopard print

12 reasons why.
Elle Glass
25 Jul
Share:

There are some pieces in your wardrobe you should never, ever part with. The ones you get dry-cleaned on the regular to keep them in mint condition / hope to hand down to your as-yet-unborn children. And anything leopard print is – or should be –  one of those pieces.

The one print you should never, ever purge from your collection, leopard is the comeback kid, a classic go-to hit, season after season and year after year. After all, the internet is rarely wrong. And that leopard-print skirt that’s been doing the rounds is just the tip of the iceberg.

“Wearing too much leopard print” was Jackie Collins’s answer to anyone who asked her her greatest weakness. But The Queen Of Romance wasn’t the only one who loved the leopard.

Debbie ‘Blondie’ Harry made it the rock star print of choice, Mrs Robinson used it to seduce her way through The Graduate, and Edie Sedgwick wore it Andy Warhol’s Factory.  Kate Moss lived in a leopard print coat for what seemed like a decade. Princess Di rocked a leopard print swimsuit and still the internet breaks just about everyday in search of it – and that was '97. Leopard is the 90s need-to-have and a regular on the runways since forever.

So, it’s time to roar, to run your own pack, to wear a print you love somethin’ fierce. Get totally wild, to call on your animal instinct and to go for gold.

Timeless, a leopard print coat is the piece you can throw over any outfit for 100 winters straight, a skirt is the stuff Insta fame is made of. In a silk, it’s to live for. Wear it like a neutral. Be unafraid to wear it with prints. Stripes. Checks. The lot. Yes, even other animal prints. It doesn’t have to be your standard-issue black-and-gold model. Play with tones and textures.  However you wear it, it should be at all times filed under ‘keep’.

Welcome to the jungle,

@_jeanettemadsen_, thanks to Getty Images.

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Elle Glass
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