How to Wear Leopard Print

Milan street style

Unless you have been living in the Outer Hebrides you will have noticed that leopard print is back in a big way for Autumn/Winter 18/19. ‘Has it ever gone away’ I hear some of you saying and if you are like my friend Lola, leopard may well have become a neutral in your wardrobe – working with denim for day and black for a more dressed up look.

Despite some kind of presence almost every season, I haven’t worm animal print since about 1986 and even then it was just a pair of leopard furry pumps.

Last year I bought a fake fur leopard coat, but felt like a Pat Butcher/Bet Lynch hybrid and not in a good way. Middle aged dad has learnt over the years to never comment on my ‘outfits’, but even he smothered a snigger on seeing me in it.

Milan street style

This season I have been tempted again, as the new season’s animal prints feel more grown up somehow and I have managed to find several styles that are a lot less Diana Dors meets Joan Collins in a brothel in Soho.


Marks & Spencer

Zara is my go to shop for all things on trend but not expensive. They have a wide range of leopard print items, and even have printed scarf, if the head to toe look on the right is a step too far!!

Marks & Spencer also have a good range with the printed cashmere sweater among my favourites. I bought the dress on the right, which is much nice in real life and is now reduced.



  • michele A. wheldon says:

    I notice down the adds a Dodger dog. I live I N Cal and an avid SF GIANTS fan. I may drop you.

  • Pamela says:

    dont assume that the leopard print obsession has left any part of the UK untouched. Followers of fashion live all over remember, not just in London,SE England or even in cities….

  • saman says:

    I personally Love Prints. Our very home country designer Masaba Gupta has some great collection dresses with beautifull prints

  • Brian Dole says:

    Great Post! Thank you so much for sharing this very helpful and informative blog

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