Did you know that a leopard print blouse is considered to be a neutral color top and can be mixed and matched with everything?
I wear mine with leather leggings, suede booties, and a red cashmere throw. This is the type of outfit I’d 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.
Why is Leopard Print so Popular?
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, as I mentioned, it’s considered the new neutral.
This isn’t the 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 Choose the Right Shade
Some leopard prints are more on the golden, warm side while others 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 are better off with a dark black/taupe/ash brown or gray leopard print blouse.
How to Wear Leopard Print
There are several guidelines for wearing animal prints. To look sophisticated, pair your leopard print blouse with another color 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 bold color can make you look vibrant.