Leopard- love it or hate it, it’s a classic pattern that’s been around for years and it isn’t going anywhere. Knowing how to wear leopard print without going overboard and looking trashy is key to keeping outfits with leopard print classy. There are many ways to wear leopard print and a number of ways to keep it sophisticated. One of those ways is to choose one single piece, like a top, and let it be the focus of your outfit.
Here are 9 ways to rock a leopard print top.
Choosing a leopard print top is a great way to dip deeper into the animal print trend and still be within your comfort zone. Wearing a full ensemble like a dress or jumpsuit in leopard may be intimidating to many. Wearing a print or pattern on the bottom half is also out of the comfort zone of many ladies, so a top is a great way to be bold but comfortable. Wearing a leopard print top is a little more bold than just wearing a leopard print shoe or a small item like a belt, but not as intimidating as drawing attention to the bottom half with leopard. A leopard top is a great place to start if you want to embrace the trend in a larger way.
I’m styling a Vince Camuto leopard print tunic I picked up from Nordstrom at the end of 2019. It’s a classic piece that they bring back over and over. You are in luck in that a Vince Camuto v-neck blouse is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Event this year. Snag this piece while you can and rock it with confidence after reviewing these nine outfits. The new version is so similar to the one I’m styling here that there is barley a difference. This is a light flowy top that tucks well or hangs well left untucked. There is also a sleeveless version that would make a great “wear now” piece and would layer beautifully in the fall with cardigans and blazers. I’m showing a few ways to wear the sleeveless leopard print top as well, but my top is now as similar as the one available in the sale.
Note: Many of the shopping links are for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items. If it’s not your day to shop yet, save this post so you can come back when shopping opens for you. Come back and make a wish list on Nordstrom just before your shopping day so you can easily find your items.
This top goes easily from work to weekend and from summer to fall with a change of accessories and shoes. Both versions of the top make great date night outfits too.
Leopard Print Top with White Jeans
Give leopard print a fresh look with white jeans. Wear this outfit to brunch, lunch or on a date in the summer.
Create a summer outfit with a sleeveless leopard print top, white jeans and sandals. Substitute white denim shorts for the jeans if you wish.
Create a classic look with a leopard top and black jeans or pants.
Jeans- Nordstrom; (These are called Butter and live up to their name! Soft as butter!) sandals- Old Navy; option clutch- old/ similar; necklace- Gorgana – (part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale); belt- Amazon
The sleeveless version
Create an unexpected look with grey jeans.
Leopard print can be treated as a neutral and pairs well with other solid neutrals like grey.
Pair a leopard print top with black leggings and taupe booties.
Dark Wash Denim and Leopard Top
Create a work wear outfit by pairing a leopard print top with colorful trousers.
This top can be a go to in a work wear wardrobe. It’s dressy enough for the office when paired with trousers. Since leopard can be used as a neutral, it can be paired with most any color.
Create another unique combo by pairing leopard with navy.
Cognac shoes and accessories help tie this look together.
Create a fall office outfit with a burgundy cardigan and black pants.
Bonus summer outfit with sleeveless leopard top
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