A crisp white shirt is a great wardrobe staple, but if that feels a little too plain and boring for you, here’s another option.
If you are looking for a go-to top that always looks casually chic and that you can mix and match with everything, then think about getting yourself a leopard print blouse.
Here’s one I just bought that I’ve paired with leather pants, suede booties, and a red cashmere throw. This is something I might wear if I was going out to dinner /the movies with my husband and another couple, or if I was heading off downtown to go shopping. I like to dress casually elegant and so, this works for me and my relaxed lifestyle.
Leopard print has been around forever, but these days it’s more popular than ever. I think that’s because 1) even just a little leopard adds a ton of glam 2) Leopard is very versatile-you can wear it with everything from blue jeans to a business suit and make it work. 3) Color-wise, it’s considered the new neutral.
This isn’t first leopard blouse I’ve ever owned, but I think it is the best. I love the quality, but even more so, the color.
It’s important to get the right shade of leopard print. Maybe you’ve noticed that some leopard prints seem to be more on the golden, warm side while others and some are on the cool, ash side.This one is warmer (gold/warm brown/warm black) and works well with my warm skin and hair. If your skin is pink with blue undertones and your hair is ashy, and then you’d better off with a dark black/taupe/ash brown or gray leopard print blouse.
There are several guidelines for wearing animal prints. To keep it sophisticated pair your leopard print blouse with a color found in the print, don’t wear any other animal prints with the blouse and don’t over accessorize. You don’t want your animal print to look beastly.
If you like a little drama you can add a dash of hot pink, emerald green, red (like I’ve done with my wrap). A touch of a bold color can make you look vibrant.